Thursday, February 24, 2005

"resist the temptation" to use "facts and figures"


In his 160-page playbook
( (ZIP file) on how to
spin the right-wing agenda, Frank Luntz tells conservatives to "resist
the temptation" to use "facts and figures" about the economy. He
advises preying on people's emotions surrounding the terrorist attacks of
9/11 instead: "Much of the public anger [over the state of the economy]
can be immediately pacified if they are reminded that we would not be in
this situation today if 9/11 had not happened." For more on Luntz's
attempt to manipulate public emotions, check out
( .