Tagged: propaganda

Is Mind Control Working?

Is Mind Control Working?

  The Third World was supposed to learn from the developed nations. Patronizingly called “the White Man’s Burden,” it was considered the duty of “civilized” countries to show “primitive” cultures the path to fairness and...

Trump’s True Believers

Trump’s True Believers

I was wondering why any American would still believe Trump’s baloney, then Rickie, my neighbor across the street, gave me a clue. He and I get completely different information. I get my “facts” from CNN,...

The Power of Propaganda

The Power of Propaganda

  You might think you’re too smart to fall for fake news. You might wonder why governments waste their money on propaganda. You might even laugh at demagogues like Donald Trump when they tweet...

The Laughable Myth of “Balanced” News

The Laughable Myth of “Balanced” News

To show they are presenting “both sides of the story,” the news media usually tap two sources from opposite sides of an issue and have them spout their conflicting talking points. Rarely does the...

The Show Must Go On – and On and On and On…

The Show Must Go On – and On and On and On…

Why does anyone care about Tiger Woods’ affairs? Or the White House party crashers? Or Sarah Palin’s squabble with her grandbaby’s daddy, that Playgirl boy-toy, Levi Johnston? Is life so dreary that we welcome...

The Seditious Art of “Public Relations” and Today’s Gullible Media

The Seditious Art of “Public Relations” and Today’s Gullible Media

Back in my early thirties, I strayed from the path of pure journalism and entered the much more lucrative world of public relations. I had read a few text books and listened to some...

Exploding the Myth of “Fair and Balanced” Journalism

Exploding the Myth of “Fair and Balanced” Journalism

I’ve been complaining for some time that the American public is being fed a diet of phony journalism, and I notice that other journalists are beginning to agree with me. And no, I am...