Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: George Creel

Monday, February 13, 2006

George Creel


Creel a newspaperman and prominent muckraker said that for homefront morale on American holidays he sometimes fabricated Allied victories. He said, "If we had gained all that ground, the Allies would have been in Berlin and back many times over" (www.pbs.org). WWI was a deadlock war with high casualties from battles fought in trenches in France. Fighting on the German side was a corporal named Adolph Hitler. Creel, as head of CPI, urged the press not to print anything about the war that would undermine the U.S. effort or put the U.S. in a bad light. Although many reporters resented this suggestion of self-imposed censorship, they complied out of fear of the government .

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Blogger A. Mattson said...

Please cite your sources when you quote from another site. It is important to distinguish between your words and the sources you consult for information. Use quotation marks and indent longer quoted passages and always provide a link to the source of your information. Give credit where credit is due.

2/25/2006 6:11 PM  

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