Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Manipulating Hearts and Minds

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Manipulating Hearts and Minds

A lot of times the media only report on what they want you to know and not what you need to know. The media is also another form of enertainment. There was one piece that really stuck in my mind in the is read and that was "a paid advertisting in the New York times, on march 18, 1991, weeks after the war's end, by a private group of japanese citizens made an impassioned statement against the use of military force in international disoutes. From the advertisment it can be learned what one whould never have know from eariler media covergae- that the war has been widely oppose in japan"" no recognition of this can be fount in the american media". this statement proves that the media reports on what they want you to know and now what you need to know.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The anti-war movement around the world was not covered well.

Try to avoid gross generalizations. The media are not monolithic. "A lot of times the media only report on what they want you to know and not what you need to know." There are a lot of different media, some are entertainment, some do not report everything they should. However, when you reduce "the media" to a single undifferentiated actor you are underestimating the complexity of what we are discussing.
You example is a good one but it does not justify your conclusion. There is no "media" which decides as a unit what should be reported or not reported.

4/11/2006 4:08 PM  

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