Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: influencial deception

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

influencial deception

" The spirit that will lead a man to put away the things of his accustomed life and go forth to all the hardships of war is not kindled by showing him the facts." (gibbson p.123)
This quote is symbolic of the influencial power behind propaganda. The idea that the news can be manipulated and altered to a point where public opinion can be swayed toward the direction the media desires, can make anyone question what is fact or fiction. The reason the above quote was said is becasue during this time, it was the medias mis-informing and propaganda tactics that caused this country, who would normally be against Americas inclusion in Spanish- American War, later felt as though we needed to get involved. As stated earlier, the purpose of propaganda is to motivate through deception, fortunately the use of too much deception as been lessed significantly.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

I am a little confused by this post. Can you read it again and re-write? Don't forget to proof-read and spell-check before posting

3/05/2008 10:07 PM  

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