[FoRK] That's it in a nutshell

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Tue Sep 21 14:42:03 PDT 2004


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     RE: [lbo-talk] Stone behind Fontgate?
Date:     Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:30:58 -0400
From:     Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com>
Reply-To:     lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org
To:     lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org
References:     <000401c4a01e$72fa3600$9e66dc80 at WSokolows>

Wojtek Sokolowski wrote:

 >That would make a lot of sense.  The memos did not reveal anything we did
 >not know before, but they created an impression of Bush being "victimized"
 >by "liberal" media.

It's quite clever - put out "fake" memos whose contents are
fundamentally true, and when the docs themselves are revealed to be
forgeries, it discredits the true content as well. The focus turns
from signified to signifier.

Doug
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