Americans still unaware they are victims of US gov't propaganda, manipulation


Locutus
#1
Most Americans do not realize that they are victims of propaganda and manipulation, according to Lawrence Davidson, a professor of history at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.


Americans are culturally conditioned to believe that their country is the foundation of freedom and truth and they have neither knowledge nor interest to fact-check what their leaders and media tell them, deems the professor.

"Perhaps the grossest ongoing censorship of all is the culturally conditioned, narrow range of opinion fed to the vast majority of Americans by their own media. The narrow range of views offered creates a uniform background noise hiding most of what is at variance with the standard message. In other words, media practices constitute de facto censorship," notes Lawrence Davidson in his article 'How the US Propaganda System Works.'

An exception, according to the author, is the popular "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on the Comedy Central TV channel, which presents the only critique of US leadership, its domestic and foreign policy. However, the critical remarks may be expressed only in the form of comical political satire.

Those who oppose the mainstream are being toughly suppressed by Obama's administration through "attacking sources, conducting surveillance, creating a climate of fear, and prosecuting double the amount of cases for alleged leaks of classified information as all previous administrations combined,", according to the Committee to Protect Journalists report issued at the end of 2013.

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petros
#2
Media manipulation? Do people really believe it? Hell yes.
 
Highball
#3
The best propaganda outlets are NBC, CNN, ABC and many local news media firms who feel threatened if they don't go along with the program as managed by members of the White House staff.
 
petros
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by HighballView Post

The best propaganda outlets are NBC, CNN, ABC and many local news media firms who feel threatened if they don't go along with the program as managed by members of the White House staff.

You left out a bunch. If you think a few are honest then it is evident the propaganda worked.
 
Dixie Cup
Libertarian
#5
Yep, the propaganda is working - much like it does in the middle east. Soon you won't be able to tell the difference lol.
 
MHz
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Media manipulation? Do people really believe it? Hell yes.

He should write a book about it ............

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

An exception, according to the author, is the popular "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" .......03/

That should boost the watchers of Stephen C. and his new talk show as being more authoritative because of their past relationship.

Jon has some (admitted) background issues that prevent a totally objective view of world events.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#7
There are no media outlets that are unbiased. Trying to Blame Obama for this is just plain naive at best and completely ignorant at worst. .
 

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