Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Truth & Righteousness vs. Propaganda

Monday, February 05, 2007

Truth & Righteousness vs. Propaganda

We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace.

Walter Lippmann

This interesting quote from Walter Lippman is applicable to any country during wartime, but particularly to the U.S. in times of war in the past and present. The ever-pervasive media in all its forms influence our opinions on the war effort and action being taken by our government. As it is presented to us, how we as individuals is affected depends on our own interpretations.

Further examples of war propaganda can be found at Sivacracy.net, or this page through NYU.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A great quote. Don't forget to proof read your work.

Lippmann is one of the greatest analysts of the media and propaganda.

2/14/2007 10:50 PM  

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