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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-27-04 11:41 AM
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8. Propaganda isn't always bad
Who gives a shit anyway? I love it when they use the word "propaganda" as if it's inherently bad. From Webster's:

2 : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

3 : ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect

We spread ideas and information to promote causes ALL THE TIME! While I may not be in favor of a particular cause, if its supporters spread "propaganda" that is TRUE, then it's just information that I can use to agree or disagree with their cause.

Are there different words for the ideas/facts/information type propaganda vs. the rumors/allegations type propaganda?
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