Thursday, September 27, 2007


Gavin M. of Sadly, No! has cranked out an edifying piece on low-rent extreme right blogweasels @ AlterNet.

Right-wing messaging in America works very differently today than it did in the Reagan era, when the modern conservative movement was fairly new and unseasoned. The obvious change is that it's become more opaque and top-down, more rigorously focused and spin-controlled. But there's also been a more substantive shift in that conservatism since Reagan has learned not to admit to the public what its real policies are.

Gavin points out that not all of the right blog-o-sphere is able to contain itself like the pros, & thereby gives us a better idea of the real policies obscured by David Brooks & other such high-volume mouthpieces.

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