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How Propaganda Works

 

The truth is drowned out under a tsunami of Kardashian asses and Trump Tweets. Tens of billions of dollars in profits are reaped by corporate media each year.

Outlets like this one cannot afford to compete, and since we have no ads selling you garbage, we are at a distinct disadvantage.

All we have is… Y-O-U.

If you come across an article packed with devastating facts and impeccable sourcing it is up to YOU to share it and encourage others to do so. Or else it’s just a tree falling in the forest. YOU are the only wild card that can intervene on behalf of the truth. It is much more profitable to lie.

The professional liar class largely doesn’t even accept that’s what they do. They tell lots of truths, unimportant ones. The important revelations, those that challenge the imperial dogma, mysteriously never see broadcast. They are excised in the Byzantine editorial processes.

It’s up to you now. Remember to LIKE and SHARE. That is the only way censored news is going to penetrate the cacophony.

 

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Professor Edward S. Herman wrote the book on news media propaganda.

“The dramatic changes in the economy, the communications industries, and politics over the past dozen years have tended on balance to enhance the applicability of the propaganda model. The first two filters–ownership and advertising–have become ever more important. The decline of public broadcasting, the increase in corporate power and global reach, and the mergers and centralization of the media, have made bottom-line considerations more influential both in the United States and abroad. The competition for advertisers has become more intense and the boundaries between editorial and advertising departments have weakened further. Newsrooms have been more thoroughly incorporated into transnational corporate empires, with budget cuts and even less management enthusiasm for investigative journalism that would challenge the structure of power (Herman and McChesney, 1997). In short, the professional autonomy of journalists has been reduced.”

Manufacturing Consent (Film)

See also:

The Century of the Self

Psywar

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Here it is in action.

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“The U.S. invasion of Iraq was the most widely and closely reported war in military history. Television network coverage was largely pro-war and viewers were six times more likely to see a pro-war source as one who was anti-war. The New York Times ran a number of articles describing Saddam Hussein’s attempts to build weapons of mass destruction. The 8 September 2002 article titled “U.S. Says Hussein Intensifies Quest for A-Bomb Parts” would be discredited, leading The New York Times to issue a public statement admitting it was not as rigorous as it should have been.”