?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

This Is Long, But Well Worth the Read

14 Propaganda techniques Used By Fox News

These are the same techniques used by cults and whole regimes. Yes, I said it.

Most who read this article will not need to. But it is fascinating in light of the recent Jon Stewart appearance on Fox News Sunday. So many of these techniques were applied both during the interview and in its aftermath. And I know by reading comments on conservative think tanks that for the hive, they have worked.

Comments

snowywolfowl
Jul. 4th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
I don't like to stand up and sound like a smug Canadian (God knows we have little to be smug about right now with Harper getting his majority government), but strong democracy needs to have these type of laws. It consistently amazes me when people object to simple common sense rules like "Don't promote hate and violence" and "Broadcast facts, please". If you don't have some simple ground rules like that you don't have debate, you have screaming.

Ultimately Fox News has been provoking waves of disgust (Bill O'Reilly screaming about how Canada let the 9/11 hijackers into the US while US fighter planes were bombing Canadian troops in Afghanistan with not even a simple "Oops, my bad!") and laughter (Glen Beck stating that 10% of the world's Muslim population are terrorists. With those type of odds? I shouldn't have made it to my seat on the plane ride over, let alone survived 2+ years).

With regard to blaming the HP novels as causing people to become satanic homosexual warlocks I wouldn't worry about it. After all didn't Sarah Palin say on the record after the Gifford shooting that its the individual who is responsible for their actions and not someone who just said something? :-)

bonnie_halfelvn
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
While I don't believe Sarah Palin and her ilk should be charged with a crime in relation to Gifford's shooting, they are culpable for giving the crazies fuel for their fire.

Profile

Galadriel sketch
bonnie_halfelvn
bonnie_halfelvn

Latest Month

March 2015
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by chasethestars