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The terrifying scale of political illiteracy in the UK

Posted on August 7th, 2014 at 20:54 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment


Essentially, the British public has allowed right-wing press barons like Rupert Murdoch to frame the political debate to such an extent that the actual meanings of basic political words and phrases have become lost. This alarming scale of political illiteracy has not been brought about because the public is inherently stupid or gullible, it has come about after decades of effort from the right-wing media to frame the political debate in such a way that basic political words and phrases like “socialist” and “left-wing” have been divorced from their actual meanings.

Although this blogger is writing about the UK, the lesson is the same across the Murdoch media empire and beyond. The Big Lie, repeated frequently and consistently actually wears a hole in people’s heads.

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