Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The New York Post is having fun. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is entitled to the presumption of innocence, it says, but the rape charges against him symbolize the IMF: an institution of privilege that routinely acts to the disadvantage of the vulnerable.
Which is, of course, why the political establishment wants it off the front page ... hence the utility of the Fox spat, which has come at a very convenient time. With the Cleggerons pumping billions into the IMF to finance the EU bailouts, the last thing they want is the sheeple questioning the value of this institution, or British involvement in it. That is far too close to home.
Thus do students of this popular technique see a quite transparent attempt to re-assert control of the agenda, with the other media piling in. The reason why the technique is so popular though is because it is extremely successful. Give the dogs a hare to run after - even if it is artificial - and they'll chase it. Mindless Я us.