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Source Notes for unSpun

Introduction A World of Spin ix
Chapter 1 From Snake Oil to Emu Oil 3
Chapter 2 A Bridesmaid's Bad Breath Warning Signs of Trickery 25
Chapter 3 "Tall" Coffees and Assault Weapons Tricks of the Deception Trade 43
Chapter 4 UFO Cults and Us Why We Get Spun 65
Chapter 5 Facts Can Save Your Life 83
Chapter 6 The Great Crow Fallacy Finding the Best Evidence 103
Chapter 7 Osama, Ollie, and Al The Internet Solution 127
Chapter 8 Was Clarence Darrow a Creationist? How to Be Sure 153
Conclusion Staying unSpun 179

Notes For Introduction


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…Karl Rove, senior adviser to President George W. Bush…

“Personnel Announcement.”  8 Feb. 2005. The White House. 8 Jan. 2007
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…at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2006.

“Karl Rove at American Enterprise Institute.” 15 May 2006. The Washington Post. 11 Jan. 2007
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Real disposable income has risen almost 14 percent since President Bush took office…
 "Remarks by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove to the American Enterprise Institute." 15 May 2006. Federal News Service, Inc. 13 June 2006.
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'The Dow Jones industrial average is near its all time high’…All that was true…

"Dow Jones Industrial Average (1986-2004 Monthly)." 5 May 2006. Stockcharts.com. 13 June 2006
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…poverty had worsened significantly…

"Income of Households by Race and Hispanic Origin Using 3-Year and 2-Year Moving Average Medians: 1987 to 2005." U.S. Census Bureau. 13 June 2006
 
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…millions of workers had lost their health insurance…

"Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type of Coverage by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: 1987 to 2004." U.S. Census Bureau. 13 June 2006
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…and real wages were stagnant for rank-and-file payroll employees.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Average Weekly Earnings, 1982 Dollars." Washington: GPO, 2006
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, real income (after inflation)…had fallen to 3.6 percent…

"Income of Households by Race and Hispanic Origin Using 3-Year and 2-Year Moving Average Medians: 1987 to 2004." U.S. Census Bureau. 13 June 2006
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…the unemployment rate had dropped to 4.6 percent.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adjusted 1948-2006)." Washington: GPO, 2006
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the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy had added another 75,000 jobs...

Utgoff, Kathleen P. "Statement of Kathleen P. Utgoff, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. 2 June 2006
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