The Daily Howler points to to the daily dose of propaganda meant to distract when the government is lying,-- facilitated by media protocols that encourage deference to the authorities. "You don't hear aWH reporter say:“but that’s not true” or “that’s not what you said last week.” If we were the rational animal, everyone would taken the unfortunate measure of his statements as this:“You have 15 people, and the 15, within a couple of days, is going to be close to zero.” (February 26.) Yesterday, one month later, the actual number was over 82,000. In a rational world, people would have discussed these obvious possibilities. In our world, press corps elites declared that we mustn't conduct such discussions. We can finally taste the fruits of such conduct where useless elites find the craziest person in the society and put him on prime-time TV, day after day.