Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Prestige

In a magic trick, the Prestige is the showmanship that goes around the "trick" to distract the audience and sell them on the trick.

These revelations about Susan Rice are an example of a Prestige. Rice did absolutely nothing wrong.  Of course, she did nothing wrong in the Benghazi incident, but...BENGHAZI!11!  We now have Rand Paul parroting these attacks, which will bounce around the Fox News Echo Chamber and create their own narrative in support of that which there is no support: Obama spied on Trump.

Once again, the test will be whether the media lets them get away with this shit.

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