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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:26 AM

THE PROPAGANDA MODEL: CORPORATE/POLITICAL COLLUSION IN CREATION OF OLIGOPOLISTIC MAINSTREAM US MEDIA

I had to trim the thread title to get it to fit. Complete title is: THE PROPAGANDA MODEL: CORPORATE AND POLITICAL COLLUSION IN
THE CREATION OF AN OLIGOPOLISTIC MAINSTREAM U.S. MEDIA

It explains how US media brainwashed the US public.

Without an awareness of the grave consequences involved with an increasingly concentrated media environment the public (i.e. non-elites) will continue to be systematically brainwashed by the propagandist arm of the government that is the mass media and will unknowingly acquiesce to the interests of the dominant elites.


Hat tip to Dailykos for the find.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/26/1182220/-Research-Study-Explains-How-U-S-Media-Brainwashes-The-Public

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Reply THE PROPAGANDA MODEL: CORPORATE/POLITICAL COLLUSION IN CREATION OF OLIGOPOLISTIC MAINSTREAM US MEDIA (Original post)
antigop Jan 2013 OP
bemildred Jan 2013 #1
truedelphi Jan 2013 #4
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #2
antigop Jan 2013 #3
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #5
felix_numinous Jan 2013 #6
antigop Jan 2013 #7
felix_numinous Jan 2013 #8
antigop Jan 2013 #9
just1voice Jan 2013 #10
preventivePhD Feb 2013 #12
Doctor_J Jan 2013 #11

Response to antigop (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:57 AM

1. It deserves to be noted that the US public was very agreeable to being brainwashed.

I remember being absoutely dumbfounded at the eagerness with which the self-serving bullshit shovelled out starting with Raygun was bolted down by an adoring citizenry. G. H. W. Bush himself took time to adjust to the new reality, he started out calling it "Voodoo Economics", and he was right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaganomics

Before Reagan's election, supply side policy was considered unconventional by the moderate wing of the Republican Party. While running against Reagan for the Presidential nomination in 1980, George H. W. Bush had derided Reaganomics as "voodoo economics". Similarly, in 1976, Gerald Ford had severely criticized Reagan's proposal to turn back a large part of the Federal budget to the states. Reagan's policies have since become widely accepted by many Republicans.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:08 PM

4. Good to know that others think it really started under Reagan.

In Bill Casey's very first speech to CIA recruits, after being made head of CIA, he stated "Our mission is to see that 100% of what every American believes over the next thirty years is a lie."

I am paraphrasing, but not much off the mark of what he stated.

And now we are there. People refuse to believe that if it is "on TV" then it could possibly be false.

And it doesn't matter the level of education either. I have had friends with PhD's tell me that George W's actions were not dangerously approaching fascism, as I claimed, because "after all, if a leader was taking us down a road to fascism, the media would alert us."

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:58 AM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, antigop.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:57 PM

3. you're welcome. nt

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:11 AM

5. We need articles like this daily. until the country awakens. n/t

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:08 PM

6. From the earliest days of DU

many of us could watch this happening.

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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:13 PM

7. true, but it's great to have an academic report. nt

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Response to antigop (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:31 PM

8. Absolutely

thank you for posting this article and data. Freedom of the press goes hand-in-hand with an educated populace. Propaganda thrives in ignorance.



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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 PM

9. You are welcome. Hat tip to Buzzflash that posted the link. nt

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:05 AM

10. Only the people who believe the propaganda will acquiesce

 

Unfortunately there are still millions who believe the propaganda and don't even know what it is. It's be great if there were courses in middle or high school that addressed propaganda and exactly what it is but that's just me dreaming.

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Response to just1voice (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:59 AM

12. That's a great idea

Wikipedia has a pretty section on propaganda but no examples in modern politics. Here is a link to some examples. Best link on that page is 10 documentaries about propaganda.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 AM

11. In Amy Goodman's words

"If we actually had state-run media, how much different would it really be?"

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