Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Distraction is the Game

Bill Maher posts over at Huffington in response to Congressman Bachus and his attack over Bill's frsutration and remark concerning the lack of success in the U.S. recruiting efforts recently. It points out a clear fact the we on the left don't pay attention to often enough. A common tactic of the extremist right is to shift the dialogue to some small fraction of the overall conversation and ignore the whole conversation. Focus on some bit of the dialogue that can be taken out of context and turned into a controvesial hook to distract from the overall conversation. Bill does a good job of bringing the subject back to the real issue and that is all the time we are spending wringing our hands over bullshit instead of the important stuff. We really need to pay attention and keep redirecting the dialogue to where it needs to be.

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