17 Aug '11, 3pm

GOP Spinmaster, Frank Luntz, shows Stephen Colbert how to sugarcoat oil drilling & global warming

GOP Spinmaster, Frank Luntz, shows Stephen Colbert how to sugarcoat oil drilling & global warming

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes ,Political Humor & Satire Blog ,Video Archive Colbert is consulting the top GOP spinmaster for advice on promoting his new satirical-but-very-real Super PAC . Notice how Luntz explains how "oil drilling" became "energy exploration" -- a term that still persists today. And you've got to love Colbert's riff after the global warming bit: "that's brilliant, not manipulative." Here's the Guardian on Luntz's now-infamous memo , back when the confidential document first leaked in 2003: "the leading Republican consultant Frank Luntz, concedes the party has "lost the environmental communications battle" and urges its politicians to encourage the public in the view that there is no scientific consensus on the dangers of greenhouse gases." And here's the meat of the memo itself: "The scientific debate is closing [against us] b...

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