Saturday, September 02, 2006

Rumsfeld stopped _in medias spin_

Speaking to an audience at the American Legion on August 29, 2006 Donald Rumsfeld compared critics of the Bush administration to those who appeased the Nazis prior to WWII. This comes after other recent attempts by the Bush PR camp to present global warming and Al Gore's film about it as not just a fiction but an evil form of scare-mongering, sheer propaganda a la Goebbels and Hitler (though it's unclear what the motive of such "propaganda" would be. Olbermann was moved to make an intervention on MSNBC recently.

Watch the Keith Olbermann intervention by clicking on the image.

Incidentally, it's no surprise that they're employing volatile false analogies about WWII demons in order to suture their torn coalition. The veterans have been losing faith in Rumsfeld and BUsh for awhile. But, but, wait, guys: Remember Pearl Harbor! Now fall in line!


Steve said...

Thanks for posting this.

I recently had an exchange with my mother, a republican apologist, when she dimissed democrat criticizers of this administration as "Nazis." When I explained to her that the nazi perspective would have to be those who move to block dissent rather than issue it, she got angry. *sighs*

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is the problem of politics as branding/marketing today. I spent years having such conversations with my dad, who is quite conservative, but likes to discuss issues. He lost faith in this government many years ago, and he does see the problem, as did George Washington (see my post below) in the blind emotional commitment to parties. That said,both of the major parties in the U.S. use the same sort of simplistic marketing strategies, reducing complicated issues to team sports and spirit.--j

Steve said...

True that!