Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:26 AM
antigop (12,056 posts)
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.
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THE PROPAGANDA MODEL: CORPORATE/POLITICAL COLLUSION IN CREATION OF OLIGOPOLISTIC MAINSTREAM US MEDIA (Original post)
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Response to antigop (Original post)
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:57 AM
bemildred (86,434 posts)
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.
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.
Response to bemildred (Reply #1)
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:08 PM
truedelphi (31,362 posts)
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."
Response to antigop (Reply #7)
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:31 PM
felix_numinous (3,892 posts)
thank you for posting this article and data. Freedom of the press goes hand-in-hand with an educated populace. Propaganda thrives in ignorance.
Response to antigop (Original post)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:05 AM
just1voice (1,362 posts)
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.
Response to just1voice (Reply #10)
Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:59 AM
preventivePhD (53 posts)
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.