CNN

March 2013

Why Planted Questions Matter

By |March 13th, 2013

Why it matters: planted questions deny your right to question candidates asking for your vote. It's like trying to buy a car, and the dealer telling you only certain questions may be asked of him if you wish to make a purchase. You can't ask the final price, you can't ask about fuel economy, you can't ask about reliability, or about any particulars of the car's engine or maker because the dealer has arrogantly assumed you have no choice.

CNN’s “Straw Man” Attack

By |March 11th, 2013

"To argue against a Straw Man is to interpret someone's position in an unfairly weak way, and so argue against a position that nobody holds, or is likely to hold."

25 Media Disinformation Tactics

By |March 3rd, 2013

"The conventional wisdom these days -- as heard on radio talk shows in Virginia, in town meetings in New Mexico, or from taxi drivers in Boston -- is that Americans just don't like the press. What do they think? Would you be surprised to learn that reporters are held in the same low regard as undertakers and insurance salesmen.... and only slightly higher than politicians?"