Postcom.org Update: looks like Gene's given his choice of words a rethink- the Nazi references have been removed from his essay and the Postcom home page. Read the essay here, and read about Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies here. Update #2: A reader points out that Gene Del Polito first floated the "Big Lie" label in reference to Bill Burrus in a commentary written for DIRECT magazine in 2002. "As we know from history, spreading untruths is part of the world's legacy from the 1930s. Back then, telling the “big lie” was an important part of the tactical game used by Europe's most infamous demagogues as a means for coming into and staying in power."