Like we didn't know this?
In his 160-page playbook (ZIP file) on how to spin the right-wing agenda, Frank Luntz tells conservatives to "resist the temptation" to use "facts and figures" about the economy. He advises preying on people's emotions surrounding the terrorist attacks of 9/11 instead: "Much of the public anger [over the state of the economy] can be immediately pacified if they are reminded that we would not be in this situation today if 9/11 had not happened." For more on Luntz's attempt to manipulate public emotions, check out ThinkProgress.org.
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