Sunday, September 24, 2006

WMUR Story on Hodes Ad

WMUR did a pretty good story on the new ad. You can watch it here. It's unfortunate that they chose to mention the Monitor poll but not the DCCC poll, but otherwise I have few complaints.

As a minor but fun side point, note what part of the word "Bass" is visible behind his staffer's head in her first interview clip. That was some fine, fine set-up on his campaign's part.


Blogger Tim said...

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11:06 AM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...


just migrating from the MRR bloggie

we posted this:

“Liberal bloggers in New Hampshire busted an aide to Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.) who was posing as a liberal blogger on such blogs as Blue Granite, NH-02 Progressive and others.” Bass’s office said the staffer would be “appropriately disciplined.”

Posted by: Catharine at September 25, 2006 12:25 PM

As an open blog we get hit with psy opper wannabe's ALL the time.

nice to see one get smacked!

this is how to recognise their basic riff:

(reccomend digging the whole article out and giving it a read.)

H. Michael Sweeney

Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth:

The Rules of Disinformation

(Includes The 8 Traits of A Disinformationalist)


Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
Become incredulous and indignant
Create rumor mongers
Use a straw man
Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule
Hit and Run
Question motives
Invoke authority
Play Dumb
Associate opponent charges with old news
Establish and rely upon fall-back positions
Enigmas have no solution
Alice in Wonderland Logic
Demand complete solutions
Fit the facts to alternate conclusions
Vanish evidence and witnesses
Change the subject
Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad
Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs
False evidence
Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor
Manufacture a new truth
Create bigger distractions
Silence critics

Eight Traits of The Disinformationalist
Artificial Emotions

12:49 PM  
Blogger -epm said...

Paul has GOT to undercut Bass on the whole "I'm independent" thing.

He voted with the pack to protect DeLay from ethics investigations until the tide shifted and he was given permission to vote for tougher ethics rules.

He (Bass) voted against raising the minimum wage until the poison pill of estate tax repeal was added, then he was given permission to vote for it.

He voted against medical crisis and military service exemptions from the bankruptcy act.

He voted to roll back funding of Medicare.

He participated in the Bush dog-and-pony shows promoting Social Security privatization.

The list goes on and on... Paul NEEDS to undercut Bass' "Ayuh, I'm a Independent Yankee" shtick. Beating the Iraq War drum is a good opening shot, but the bigger message is tying Bass to Bush Inc., not just the war itself.

Bass isn't a Right Wing Kool Aide drinker, I'll give him that. He's more like a rag doll just going with the flow of his leadership.

Hoads needs to remind voters of this. NH needs a voice in Congress, and Charlie Bass has no effective voice of his own.

4:16 PM  

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