Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (Altabin @ Dec. 13 2006,14:14)|
|Really, if I were one of them, I'd just kind of let the whole anniversary go past without mentioning it. So why on earth are they doing everything they can to remind everyone about the gory details? The DI puts out a press release which sets everyone to combing through and rereading the ruling.|
My take on it is this. Keep in mind that the DI hired a PR firm that smeared Kerry, so think of it as Rovian politics.
They know that the one year anniversary is coming up. They know that there will be a big flurry of articles on blogs and on-line news sources discussing Dover. They know that Dover was a catastrophe and that ID hasn't accomplished shit in the last year. So what their PR firm decides to do (since they have nothing real to point to or brag about), is before all the articles start coming out, to informally start swiftboating Jones, followed by a press release with a bogus reason why Jones's ruling wasn't 'valid'. Even tho no one but their own most ignorant followers will be swayed by this, it plants a meme that will be mentioned by everyone when they write the one year anniversary articles. It means that their little 'seed of doubt' will be present among all the articles. They know they have dozens of internet geeks who can be counted on to perpetuate this idea for free. (Check out Larry F's trolling performance at PT yesterday.) It's an old, old, old political trick. When the other side has something good to report and you don't, be sure and muddy the waters in some way.
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