Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Propaganda practice blogg

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Propaganda practice blogg

I would like to talk about "Name Calling". In "How to Detect Propaganda" it says " name calling is a device to make us form a judgement without examining the evidence upon which it should be based." " Here the propagandist appeals to our hate and fear." And " he does this by giving bad names to those individuals, groups, nations, races, policies, practices, beliefs, and ideals that he would have us condemn and reject."

With this being said this just goes to show that in a dispute, it almost makes sense to call someone a name when others are present if you are trying to prove a certain kind of point. I say this because if you want to win the argument or what have you, you get people to prejudge the other person based off of what you said without them even knowing the person. The spectators are going to wonder why they would say such a thing and maybe even think it's true!


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Please change the name of the post to reflect the topic you are discussing.

Can you give some examples of the use of "name-calling"? Is this a technique that is being used in the current presidential campaign? Does it work?

2/06/2008 9:35 PM  

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