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posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 06:58 AM
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Like this is something that wasn't obvious already.
 




Weekend Edition
January 28 / 29, 2006
Polls Show Many Americans are Simply Dumber Than Bush
Blind Ignorance

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Two recent polls, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll and a New York Times/CBS News poll, indicate why Bush is getting away with impeachable offenses. Half of the US population is incapable of acquiring, processing and understanding information.

Much of the problem is the media itself, which serves as a disinformation agency for the Bush administration. Fox "News" and right-wing talk radio are the worst, but with propagandistic outlets setting the standard for truth and patriotism, all of the media is affected to some degree.

Despite the media's failure, about half the population has managed to discern that the US invasion of Iraq has not made them safer and that the Bush administration's assault on civil liberties is not a necessary component of the war on terror. The problem, thus, lies with the absence of due diligence on the part of the other half of the population.

Consider the New York Times/CBS poll. Sixty-four percent of the respondents have concerns about losing civil liberties as a result of anti-terrorism measures put in place by President Bush. Yet, 53
percent approve of spying without obtaining court warrants "in order to reduce the threat of terrorism."




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All I can say is its sad real sad...even if its a spoof, the core truth lodged in it is deeply disturbing. I have read papers from students, second and third year college students who couldn't form a coherent sentence.

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[edit on 31-1-2006 by parrhesia]






 
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