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PowerLine Logic: War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Winning Is Losing

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 20, 2012

I generally avoid PowerLine because I can only stand so much anti-truth in a single day and ALEC Cabin Boy John “Hindrocket” Hinderaker seems to view truth the way vampires view sunlight and garlic, but every now and then somebody brings some particularly (and unintentionally) hilarious emanation of his under the spotlight.

So it was when TBogg shared this recent Hinderaker hawking with us:

We are in the early stages of the 2012 campaign season, with a lot of battlespace preparation going on. In the skirmishing so far, one perhaps surprising media advantage has become clear: the right is clobbering the left on Twitter.

Funnily enough, I was on Twitter just now and saw these two tweets that came out a little over an hour ago (here and here respectively) from Election Analysis (

.@MittRomney gained 1,100 new followers, 3,058 mentions, 61 retweets in past 24hrs. Via

.@BarackObama gained 39,228 new followers, 8,779 mentions, 2,908 retweets in past 24hrs. Via

If this is what Assrocket calls ‘winning’ the Twitter war, I’d hate to see what he thinks losing it looks like.

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Advertisers know their audience

Posted by Charles II on May 20, 2012

Echidne had this gem:

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