Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Propaganda techniques used by FOX "News"

Dr. Cynthia Boaz lists 14 propaganda techniques that FOX "News" regularly uses in order to brainwash the American voting public. They are:
  1. Panic mongering.
  2. Character assassination/ad hominem
  3. Projection/flipping
  4. Rewriting history
  5. Scapegoating/Othering
  6. Conflating Violence With Power and Opposition to Violence With Weakness
  7. Bullying
  8. Confusion
  9. Populism
  10. Invoking the Christian God
  11. Saturation
  12. Disparaging education
  13. Guilt by association
  14. Diversion
Go read her definitions of each of these. They are short and easy to understand. Then ask yourself how big money and power has been able to use these propaganda techniques to damage American politics. These are the stock in trade of the FOX network.

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