American Elephants: Theorists of Propaganda Have Identified Five Basic Rules

The rule of simplification: reducing all data to a simple confrontation between ‘Good and Evil’, ‘Friend and Foe’ The rule of disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies. The rule of transfiguration: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one’s own ends. The rule of unanimity: presenting one’s viewpoint as if […]

2018-10-09 09:33


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