October 3, 2012

CURIOSER AND CURIOSER: More Poll Dancing.  (In this as with announcements that unemployment is falling or that income is “skyrocketing” in the rustbelt… or with ignoring the Benghazi outrage, or with their several “summers of recovery” the media is gaslighting * us.  Or, in more earthy terms — they’re er… urinating down our necks and telling us it’s raining.) *From Wikipedia:

The term “gaslighting” comes from the play Gas Light and its film adaptations, in which a husband secretly dims the gas lights in the house and, when his wife remarks on it, he claims that she is mistaken. This is done to convince the woman that she cannot trust her own judgment, and so will not be believed if she tries to report other strange things that are genuinely occurring, which the husband wishes to keep secret. The term is now also used in clinical and research literature