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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"The Truth?"

Readers of this Blog know I will sometimes rant about the misleading framing of issues intended to activate values and lead to unsupported conclusions. Sometimes this is done intentionally, naively or inadvertently but it happens and citizens have to be aware of it.

We need to know the values and principles we apply individually and as a society to political and public policy issues. These are very important but get short shrift in the marketing model of modern political campaigns.

Props to Les Brost who gave me the heads up to a fascinating (and even funny if it were not so serious) example of just how this can work. Enjoy at first, because it is clever. I am still thinking about the implications of how this can happen and what it means.

Here is the link:

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you should have asked the PC leadership candidate who you supported before condemning other camps for not disclosing their financial backers: http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2006/12/12/2753074-sun.html

    It appears that Stelmach is only going to disclose those names who give permission to the release of their names.

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