Monday, August 18, 2003

A thousand bites

"Wag the Dog," fascinating premise, is now passe. The effective means by which to distract the American public from the Administration's mad machinations is by an ongoing series of fascinations, perfect sound-bite-sized stories with visuals of mass appeal: murdered wives-with-child, momentary massive blackouts, weather stories (always good), and of course jet-fighter landings on aircraft carriers. These are cheaper than wars, and much more manageable; and the moment one wears out, a new one may be proffered.


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