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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:48 PM

Pick a side, America: Law-and-order or conspiracy

By Jennifer Mercieca / For The Conversation

The presidential impeachment battle movedto a new stage as of Wednesday, when the House conducted the first public, televised testimony.

The nation is divided: Although a majority of Americans believe that Trump should cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, the public is not yet sure if Trump is guilty of impeachable offenses.

The impeachment battle will occur in Congress. But it will also play out on the national stage as the two sides compete to frame how the public thinks about the legitimacy of the inquiry.

Frames are ways of thinking about a particular thing, person or event. Linguists like George Lakoff explain that “sticky” frames, when repeated enough, will literally stick in our heads, rewiring the circuits in our brains and providing shortcuts to understanding reality.

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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:04 PM

1. George Lakoff is correct.

It's all in the "framing" and the rubes without a brain who follow without seeking the truth. imo

Conditioning is another buzz word. I don't think most Americans, Europeans, Russians or Chinese include political views as paramount in their daily struggle for economic survival.

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