Infographical War over Health Care Reform

31 Jul 2009 - 3:28am
6 years ago
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Joe Lanman


31 Jul 2009 - 7:25am
Erik Johnson

A politician using infographics to make the other party look bad? Shocking. The Democrats would never sink to that level - right?

IMHO - not a story worth following.

31 Jul 2009 - 9:17am

Joe Lanman wrote:
> anyone else been following this story? Infographics being used by the
> Republican party to confuse the issue...

An interesting follow-up to the ethics discussion...

Ages ago I took a class on propaganda theory. There were a couple of
students in the class who couldn't get past the "tool vs. user" concept
and continued to insist that the United States (or their home country)
never uses propaganda, that's something the enemy does.

We know that both parties hire PR firms, do we know much about the
hiring of design firms? From the looks of some of the infographics
being tossed around, I'd say it was a case of "my nephew/niece has a
copy of Illustrator".

J. Eric Townsend, IDSA
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31 Jul 2009 - 10:33am

This was really neat. Thanks for sharing. I esp. liked the link from one of
the articles that showed a redesigned clear infographic of the healthcare


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