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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Understanding the Republican Noise Machine

Today I came across a new website entitled the Illiberal Conservative Media.

The website is an attempt to understand and illustrate the Republican Noise Machine, following in the footsteps of David Brock and Eric Alterman [see the NPI Reading List].

There's a ton of useful information on the website, and I highly encourage you to check it out. The author spent a lot of time on it.

I found this quote from ICM to be particularly interesting and relevant:
Some Democrats go even farther in continuing to believe fake GOP and media talking points about themselves! (It is not unreasonable to ask whether a party that cannot fight for itself, is really capable of fighting for the people. I don't know the answer to that, but this is something Democrats should ask themselves.
A quick example might be the use of the term ANWR. What does ANWR mean? Well, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But why abbreviate? "ANWR" sounds industrial and takes away the meaning of the phrase. And you can ditch "national", this environmental sanctuary really belongs to the earth. Just stick with "Arctic Wildlife Refuge" or "Arctic Refuge".

Anyway, Illiberal Conservative Media is worth a look. Go check it out!

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