How It's Done
How loathsome smears make the jump to the mainstream media.
Speaking of right-wing derangement (it was few hours ago, but we were speaking of it), Glenn Greenwald has the latest over at his place. It's about the "Gitmo 9" smear, but what it's really about is how this stuff routinely gets mainstreamed via credulous treatment by cable news. It's the noise machine in a nutshell. But don't click unless you have a strong stomach.