If you aren't reading The Brad Blog, you should follow my title link and bookmark him: activism and information wonderfully blogged. My Technorati favorites feed blessed me with another good column, Brad answering back to USA Today and Frank Luntz, who would have Al Gore losing. No way! -- as Brad explains:
Supposed to be cooling my holiday heels a bit today, but couldn't let this one pass without comment. USA Today has an article this morning anointing psychologist Drew Westen, author of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, as the Democrats new political rhetoric guru.
Nonetheless, in her article, headlined "Democrats get advice on how to talk about issues," reporter Jill Lewis can't seem to help but pass on the conventional wisdom (read: lies) of Republican rhetoric guru/liar Frank Luntz.
"Al Gore should have won" in 2000, Lewis unquestioningly quotes Luntz as telling her. "He lost because Americans didn't want him in their living rooms every night.
No. He "lost" because one vote on the Supreme Court determined that the man who won both the national popular vote, as well as the electoral vote in Florida, should not have his votes counted as cast. MORE
Leave it to Brad to speak the truth to the rightist not really liberal media. And don't hesitate to remind your friends that Al Gore won. (Dare we talk about THAT Supreme Court?!?)
Breathe, relax, focus -- and get prepared for more actions. Thanks, Brad!