Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: "The Muslim Phobia Card"

Sunday, February 17, 2008

"The Muslim Phobia Card"

"The use of propoganda has been an integral part of human history and can be traced back to ancient Greece for its philisophical and theoretical origins. By the end of the 19th Century, improvements in the size and speed of the mass media had greatly increased the sophistication and effectiveness of propoganda." (Jowett & O'Donnell, pg. 49)

And even today, we see how propaganda evolves much more into the 21st Century. Someone like Hillary Clinton (Or the people under her) used such tactics to dig up negative information about Barack Obama. Whether he came from a Christian, Muslim, etc. background, that should all be irrelevant for this campaign.

What's more important is that we want a President who can resolve the issues at hand regardless of their ethnic or religious background. I believe it's just a tasteless act on behalf of Clinton's team to try and sway the people to Hillary's side.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

It is interesting that you haven't mentioned the source of this Youtube clip. Look at the network this story is on, who is speaking? What is their agenda? What evidence do you have that the Clinton campaign was really behind this? Is this rumor or fact?

2/18/2008 11:11 PM  

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