Geoffrey Long
Tip of the Quill: Archives

Over at Salon today, we find the following harrowing story:

At the end of the first week of January, the Princeton Survey Research Associates polled more than 1,200 Americans on behalf of the Knight Ridder newspaper chain. They asked a very simple question: "To the best of your knowledge, how many of the September 11 hijackers were Iraqi citizens?" ...Of those surveyed, only 17 percent knew the correct answer: that none of the hijackers were Iraqi. Forty-four percent of Americans believe that most or some of the hijackers were Iraqi; another 6 percent believe that one of the hijackers was a citizen of that most notorious node in the axis of evil. That leaves 33 percent who did not know enough to offer an answer.

Would you people wake up, please? There are going to be a lot of people dying because of the American people's susceptibility to the U.S. propaganda department. (Tip of the hat to the good Steven Berlin Johnson.)

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