Last night I watched President Obama's speech to Congress on healthcare reform and the GOP response on CNN. It was an amazing display of passion and certainty on both sides. Each side essentially claims that the other is deliberately lying about their central thesis. Wow.
In addition to this, virtually all the commercials starting about 30 minutes prior and for 30 minutes after the speech were either pro-healthcare reform or anti-healthcare reform. One after another. They alternated pro and con, and were wildly contradictory, but all designed to appeal to emotions.
And then coming out of a commercial break that was literally 100% conflicting healthcare reform ads, the CNN commentator said, "polls show the American public is confused about the healthcare reform issue"