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February 24, 2005

Bigger, Better, Bolder, Brighter


A reader who wrote in criticizing President Bush for the Patriot Act and the denial of constitutional rights to terrorist suspects adds:

I don't have a problem with George Bush as President. In November, the American people clearly chose him as their President. I struggle to understand that choice, but that's the way democracies work. But there is an underlying assumption - the voters are informed and expressing their opinion. I don't think that assumption is necessarily valid anymore. The level of misinformation and distortion is so high, people don't know what to believe. Even worse, they don't seem to care what the truth is. And who could blame them? They've been told things are bigger, better, lower fat, higher fiber, bolder, brighter and so on, for so long that it is all meaningless.

I think for a lot of voters this is true. But is the writer justified in using the word, "anymore"?

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at February 24, 2005 11:01 AM



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