Everyone in the world knows what Bill Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky, or the sordid facts about the O.J. Simpson case. ...These facts, or events, or factoids, mysteriously capture the world's attention and creates a media frenzy. But there's a flip side to this. Fog Facts — the important things that nobody seems able to focus on anymore than they can focus on a single droplet in the mist. They are known, but not known; the sort of things that journalists and political junkies know, but somehow the world does not...Beinhart's book is a dazzling and unsettling exploration of how this has come to pass, about "The Soft Machine," a mysterious mechanism that manufactures consent in a so-called democratic society and how ordinary citizens can fight back.
There was a front page story about it on DailyKos.
Olbermann: Any experience in front of an audience?
Bradley: Well, I gave a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
Olbermann: Uh, I meant a large audience.
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