Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Glorious Job Creators...All Hail the Job Creators

Former Senator Alan Grayson, from this piece at Huffington Post - 

"If you have been hearing the term "job creators" a lot lately, it's because Frank Luntz wanted you to.
As PBS put it, Luntz's expertise is "testing language and finding words that will help his clients sell their products, or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate." In other words, propaganda.
Here are some actual examples of Luntz's fine work:
Don't say "oil drilling." Say "energy exploration."
Don't say "inheritance tax." Say "death tax."
Don't say "global warming." Say "climate change."
Don't say "healthcare reform." Say "government takeover."
And don't say "greedy, soulless multinational corporations who don't give a damn about you." Say "job creators."

You can see the 'job creator' propaganda in action in the video at the Huffington Post link as well -

And Bill Maher on the subject:

Actually, when they say job creators, I think, you should think of this image -

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