If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
— Joseph Goebbels
Recognize this image?
Chances are that you do, given that it appears at the front of so many birther videos. Repetition is the best tool to get someone to remember something and to begin to think it’s truel
I’ve criticized the Obama Release Your Records web site for its aesthetics. They used up a great deal of precious page space with the same big image of Sheriff Arpaio on every story1. The purpose of a birther web site is to convince the reader of the birther position. Unsightly as it might be, those images and the repeated phrases like “100% forgery” are there for a purpose, and indeed given poll results, this propaganda technique has been quite effective.
The purpose of this web site is perhaps best summed up in our welcome statement:
Obama Conspiracy Theories since 2008 has been your destination for conspiracy theories and fringe views about Barack Obama. Having an argument with your buddies at the office? You’re in the right place.
Visitors here can keep up with the latest Obama Conspiracy Theory news find the primary sources quickly when they want to understand a claim or to build their own argument.
When you scan this page, you won’t see a boiler plate demeaning image of crazy sign-wielding birthers with hateful slogans or Mike Zullo in an off moment when he looks like he’s about to puke. I don’t use repetition to try to convince readers of anything.
1The latest version of ORYR viewed today has dropped the Arpaio images.