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Giving truthiness to falsity

September 10, 2007

Here’s a report that’s unlikely to brighten your day.  On The Media relates a study about how the brain tends to cling to the most-heard piece of information as true, even if the actual quote said it was false.  I bet GOP strategists have known about this for a long time.

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  1. September 11, 2007 at 07:55 | #1

    That would explain why Faux News repeats the same headline on every program they run when the headline is something like the lead-up to the Iraq war. Or why Tom DeLay is a hero…

  2. September 11, 2007 at 07:58 | #2

    It explains lots of stuff. Creationists, for example.

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