Long before the media and the Internet were used by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann to inform public opinion, propagandists relied on old-fangled, Kafkaesque data-slinging to stack the cards in favor of their arguments. Surreptitious name-calling might still be fashionable for, say, Michele Bachmann, but back when subliminal messaging was still a pipe dream, the way for folks of this ilk to fashion lopsided, dangerously deceptive information was to employ statistics. After all, most bullies have always relied on strength in numbers — and numbers, they found, could be used to cow... More >>>