13 June 2004 - bad news

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Technique: Leak the bad news one whiff at a time, so that the public gets used to it, like the air in Los Angeles. Torture at Abu Ghraib? Ah, well, a few rotten apples, but the rest of the barrel is tasty as can be, except for one new exception every week. This Technique remains widespread, despite the popular employment of a simple, effective Countermeasure.

Countermeasure: Check the news no more than once a month.

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