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RE: <nettime> While Californians vote... Arnold Unplugged (Greg Palast)
Curt Hagenlocher on Wed, 8 Oct 2003 20:34:35 +0200 (CEST)

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RE: <nettime> While Californians vote... Arnold Unplugged (Greg Palast)

> From: geert lovink [mailto:geert {AT} xs4all.nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 3:03 PM
> I asked Mr. Muscle's PR people to comment on the new Enron 
> memos -- and his strange silence on Bustamante's suit or Davis'
> petition. But Arnold was too busy shaving off his Hitlerian
> mustache to respond.

I'm a Californian and not particularly happy about the victory
of the Grope-inator.  But Palast ruined an otherwise interesting
piece of investigative journalism with this ridiculous ending.
Any cursory look at Schwarzenegger's record in this regard would
show that no "Nazi" allegations are likely to stick.  So what
happens when Jane Voter reads this story?  Maybe she rejects it
out of hand, because of the sensationalistic tone.  Or maybe she
reads the whole piece and is ready to believe it until that last
line, then, knowing the Hitlerian implication to be untrue,
infers that the remainder of the article is untrue as well.

Besides, Arnold's silence on this issue was anything but strange,
given his silence on just about every other specific issue.

Curt Hagenlocher
curth {AT} motek.com

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