"FALSE beliefs are everywhere. Eighteen percent of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth, one poll has found."
It is a pretty klutzy piece of work. The prose is frequently disfigured by eruptions of adjectivitis ("treasonous Jane Fonda"). The chapter headings and subheadings read like the front page of a tabloid - "Kerry's Antiwar Secrets," "The War Crimes Kerry Doesn't Want Investigated. " The tone throughout is intemperate. ... Still, in the midst of all this, they do manage to score a direct hit on Kerry's credibility. ... [Douglas Brinkley's Tour of Duty] done with Kerry's cooperation, "is based largely on journals and correspondence Kerry kept while on his tours of duty. " But by his own account, Kerry was in
So misinformation gets circulated during political campaigns and is often hard to counter. Wow. And there are lots of credulous people out there. Boy, you could have fooled me. Apparently, you could have fooled the authors of this piece, too, except that they know about how the brain can lie to you and of course they're on to that. So they'll never be taken in by their brains, right?