Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Manipulation On The Public

Monday, March 10, 2008

Manipulation On The Public

The CPI the committee of public information can also be considered another form of public manipulation. The committee was orginal formed to moblize the public's opinion.

"Timid advisors will urge secrecy"

This quote basically states that publicty would encourage war. This orginization was organized for the sole purpose of propaganda campaigns.CPI was to influence American public opinion toward supporting U.S. intervention in World War I.The committee used newsprint, radio, telegraph, cable and movies to broadcast its message. There also was a volunteer services corps, called the Four-minute men who also aided in the manipulation.

We want a public opinion based on the happenings of the moment” (Public Opinion in the War, p.191).

Propaganda must relate to what is present to get the best output from the public, they must capture the public’s attention to what is going on at the present time.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Just a propaganda based on the "present moment"? What does that mean? Why would that be a good idea? Taking a very short quotation out of context sometimes renders it ambiguous and confusing.

The short phrase you have chosen here is ambiguous and needs some context to make it understandable.

3/22/2008 9:58 PM  

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