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October 5, 2004

The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear Mongering Itself

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It might be a little dated, but I wouldn’t have run it if it wasn’t (still) worth it.

Besides the comic relief and, of course, the echo chamber of fear, what struck me was the truly devious way in which Laura Bush was deployed at the Republican Convention. This piece does a wonderful job pulling back the cover on that “cookies and cream” facade.

Watch the video clip here.

(source: Al at the University of Chicago)

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