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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 10:43 AM
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8. Because it is pounded in and repeated by people in authority
We also have a concept in this country that if something is in the media it has been somehow fact checked for truthfulness. Ergo if a story is on TV (even FUX) it is true.
So not only does anti-drug propaganda get an imprimatur of truthfulness, so do lies as outrageous as Obama being a Muslim or being a terrorist.
Remember Marshall Mcluhan and his very insightful short statement "The medium IS the message."
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  -Why are most Americans against legalization? skipos  Mar-27-09 10:36 AM   #0 
  - Propaganda from the 1930s through present  slackmaster   Mar-27-09 10:37 AM   #1 
  - Why do people believe the propaganda?  MedleyMisty   Mar-27-09 10:38 AM   #2 
  - You know how dumb the average person is, right?  slackmaster   Mar-27-09 10:39 AM   #3 
  - Actually I'm having a hard time understanding that  MedleyMisty   Mar-27-09 10:46 AM   #10 
  - Because it is pounded in and repeated by people in authority  rurallib   Mar-27-09 10:43 AM   #8 
  - Thank you!!!!  MedleyMisty   Mar-27-09 10:58 AM   #12 
     - It is so subtle and pervasive that hardly anyone recognizes it.  rurallib   Mar-27-09 11:08 AM   #15 
  - why do people believe any propaganda?  eShirl   Mar-27-09 11:07 AM   #14 
  - Gene Krupa fan here!  Captain Hilts   Mar-27-09 10:43 AM   #9 
  - Because people don't think past all of the propaganda they've been fed all of  NC_Nurse   Mar-27-09 10:40 AM   #4 
  - Like Socialism and Unions,.... they oppose it,...  liberalitch   Mar-27-09 10:41 AM   #5 
  - Maybe they are afraid of this?  No.23   Mar-27-09 10:42 AM   #6 
  - they don't understand it would still be illegal to sell to kids and to drive under the influence. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-27-09 10:42 AM   #7 
  - What's a "CBS News survey"?  tridim   Mar-27-09 10:49 AM   #11 
  - We have to be reaching the demographic tipping point eventually  wuushew   Mar-27-09 11:06 AM   #13 
  - Yes, its a scientific poll.  MadBadger   Mar-27-09 11:17 AM   #19 
     - Yea, I just read the fine print.. Telephone poll of 1142 adults.  tridim   Mar-27-09 11:23 AM   #22 
        - The Poll isnt too small. That was the norm for a lot of the national polls during the election  MadBadger   Mar-27-09 11:34 AM   #23 
           - Did they poll as many people in Colorado as they did in Kansas?  tridim   Mar-27-09 11:54 AM   #24 
  - four generations of ceaseless brainwashing and propaganda  leftofthedial   Mar-27-09 11:12 AM   #16 
  - Look at the current CNN poll  Fovea   Mar-27-09 11:13 AM   #17 
  - delete  MadBadger   Mar-27-09 11:18 AM   #20 
  - 'most people against it' is a lie. last night CNN put up all these totally  ensho   Mar-27-09 11:15 AM   #18 
  - Yet on the other hand, on November 4th, 2008...  GReedDiamond   Mar-27-09 11:22 AM   #21 
  - They need to see the  Politicalboi   Mar-27-09 12:12 PM   #25 
  - Here's why I'm not thrilled by legalization.  tomreedtoon   Mar-27-09 12:23 PM   #26 
  - logical fallacy  wuushew   Mar-27-09 12:34 PM   #28 
  - Hey, I'm relating personal experience, fellow.  tomreedtoon   Mar-27-09 12:46 PM   #29 
  - You make it seem like it's unavailable right now because of prohibition  cbc5g   Mar-27-09 01:46 PM   #32 
  - Neither the majority, nor the government, should be allowed to restrict personal activities  killbotfactory   Mar-27-09 12:30 PM   #27 
  - Give it time.  aikoaiko   Mar-27-09 01:29 PM   #30 
  - Because it penalizes "others"  Ezlivin   Mar-27-09 01:38 PM   #31 
  - Establishment "polls" exist to see how well Establishment propaganda has 'taken' in the public mind  Echo In Light   Mar-27-09 01:51 PM   #33 
 

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