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True Blue Door

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 03:44 AM Jul 2014

The Media's Subtle Propaganda Tactics: See if this sounds familiar... [View all]

Event: Something bad happens.

Headline: "Noun, verb, Obama administration."

Body of story: Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama administration. Obama administration, administration, Obama Obama.

Observations: Does not require even the remotest semblance of a rational connection to the Obama administration, let alone to the President himself for his name to be dropped throughout the story in connection to the negative event. If a mailman shot someone's dog, the story would be "Obama administration employee accused of shooting dog."

Although more often it's just very disingenuous, e.g. name-dropping the President in connection with scandalous law enforcement actions where there is no evidence the White House or even direct Presidential appointees played any role whatsoever.

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Event: Something good happens.

Headline: (No mention of Obama, administration, or Obama administration).

Body of story: (No mention of Obama, administration, or Obama administration).

Observations: When the significance of the story is positive, the authors (or more likely the GOP-vetted corporate editors) suddenly become allergic to the President's name even when the story directly concerns White House policy, let alone more tenuous connections that somehow lead to name-dropping when the story is negative.

Gotta love our "liberal media" here in America.
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That's it in a nutshell. BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #1
I would be curious to see some investigative journalism True Blue Door Jul 2014 #8
The media uses "style guides" or "style books" BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #10
Hmm. Then I'd be curious who inserts things like "enhanced interrogation" into them. True Blue Door Jul 2014 #11
Now "MSM" is nothing but a fredamae Jul 2014 #2
"Infotainment". riqster Jul 2014 #4
I agree-however fredamae Jul 2014 #5
Good point. riqster Jul 2014 #6
And in memoriam fredamae Jul 2014 #7
It died over 15 years ago. True Blue Door Jul 2014 #9
It's not ALL about Obama... JHB Jul 2014 #3
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