Flooding the zone
When people are overwhelmed by nonsense and conflicting opinions, democracy cannot function properly which can be useful for some politicians, and rival countries.
Flooding the zone is when politicians, organisations, the media and others pump out information, often news stories, to overwhelm people.
Steve Bannon, talking to Michael Lewis (Bloomberg opinion February 9, 2018), “The Democrats don’t matter,” he had said to me over our lunch. “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”
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