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The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 26, 2009 01:25PM
Name Calling: Propagandists use this technique to create fear and arouse prejudice by using negative words (bad names) to create an unfavorable opinion or hatred against a group, beliefs, ideas or institutions they would have us denounce.



Glittering Generalities: Propagandists employ vague, sweeping statements (often slogans or simple catchphrases) using language associated with values and beliefs deeply held by the audience without providing supporting information or reason. They appeal to such notions as honor, glory, love of country, desire for peace, freedom, and family values.



Transfer: Transfer is a technique used to carry over the authority and approval of something we respect and revere to something the propagandist would have us accept. Propagandists often employ symbols (e.g., waving the flag) to stir our emotions and win our approval.



Testimonial: Propagandists use this technique to associate a respected person or someone with experience to endorse a product or cause by giving it their stamp of approval hoping that the intended audience will follow their example.



Plain Folks: Propagandists use this approach to convince the audience that the spokesperson is from humble origins, someone they can trust and who has their interests at heart. Propagandists have the speaker use ordinary language and mannerisms to reach the audience and identify with their point of view.



Bandwagon: Propagandists use this technique to persuade the audience to follow the crowd. This device creates the impression of widespread support. It reinforces the human desire to be on the winning side. It also plays on feelings of loneliness and isolation. Propagandists use this technique to convince people not already on the bandwagon to join in a mass movement while simultaneously reassuring that those on or partially on should stay aboard.



Card Stacking: Propagandist uses this technique to make the best case possible for his side and the worst for the opposing viewpoint by carefully using only those facts that support his or her side of the argument while attempting to lead the audience into accepting the facts as a conclusion.



[mason.gmu.edu]



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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: billb
Date: October 26, 2009 01:33PM
Hypocritical Bigot.
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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: swampy
Date: October 26, 2009 01:34PM
Both sides employ these techniques. So what is your point?





If you don't stand for something, you'll probably fall for anything.
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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 26, 2009 01:44PM
Go ahead, then, make one of your own. Or you can just keep posting "code words" and making accusations out of thin air, that's fun too I suppose.



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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: davester
Date: October 26, 2009 02:24PM
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swampy
Both sides employ these techniques. So what is your point?

Not to an equal degree. The amount of propaganda and its penetration into the media markets is vastly greater on the far right. Go ahead, point out any middle to left of center programming that has a significant market share and comes even close to the level of misleading propaganda programming propagated by Fox "News".




"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: laarree
Date: October 26, 2009 04:04PM
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billb
Hypocritical Bigot.

This is what is known as a thought-terminating cliché.

"This jargon consists of thought-terminating clichés, which serve to alter members' thought processes to conform to the group's way of thinking."

[en.wikipedia.org]




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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: Dakota
Date: October 26, 2009 04:09PM
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davester
Go ahead, point out any middle to left of center programming that has a significant market share .

It is not Fox's fault nobody watches MSNBC.



After you discover you're riding a dead horse, your best strategy is to dismount.
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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: October 26, 2009 04:21PM
Wow, $tevie, you struck a nerve! wiggle smiley
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Re: The 7 Propaganda Techniques
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 26, 2009 04:28PM
More like a vein. Knee-jerk reactions are nerve induced, are they not?



When fascism Comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying the cross - Sinclair Lewis
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