Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Public Opinion

Monday, March 06, 2006

Public Opinion

This packet mainly deal with the way the opinion of the public can be changed easily. For example, George Creel says that there are ways to influence the public. "The protagonist of good government, then, selects such appeals as will best serve to reach the groups he desires to influence... if it is better streets and highways, the fear of an accident to the pedestrian or autoist." It still works to this day. If you tell high school basketball player trying to get better that the newest Jordans would help him or her jump higher, he or she would probably try to buy them.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

O.K., not a bad start but let's have a bit more discussion. What exactly still happens today? What makes you think that public opinion can be easily changed? Creel beleived the opposite. That is why he orchestrated the CPI's massive campaign to inundate the public with pro-war messages.

3/08/2006 11:55 PM  

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