Obama Ministry of Truth favors 'recovery' not 'recession'
The forthcoming Obama Administration looks like it will be in permanent campaign mode, using the assorted techniques of propaganda to sell its policies much as it sold the candidate. Hans Nichols and Lorraine Woellert of Bloomberg report:
David Axelrod, Obama's chief political adviser, along with campaign media adviser Jim Margolis, are encouraging lawmakers to use the word "recovery" instead of recession and "investment" instead of "infrastructure." Those recommendations came from focus-group research indicating that such framing would make the package more appealing to voters.