It is an awesome experience to watch the great American spin machine at work. It is not so much that its message– “vote for Hillary; Trump is deeply flawed”– is incorrect, although it is scarcely presented in a manner that is precise, nuanced or in any way illuminating. Rather, what is striking is that beneath that lies another message, the real one, which is: do not think, do not analyze, go along with the group, our side is the greatest, USA, USA. The New York Times this morning has eight front-page articles explaining that Donald Trump is a moron, racist, fat-shamer, misogynist, you name it. This is not overkill; it is group think, very similar to what goes on in junior high schools, and it has a different purpose than merely convincing us about Trump.
The Great American Spin Machine
Oct 1, 2016