I think this sort of stuff this be in the Ben Swann forum.
I had this thread prepped for a while but lost it. I can’t sit back and read some of these threads without posting this though. I’ll admit, some
of these examples I’ve used aren’t the originals I found but they serve a purpose. I also bashed it out in 5 minutes at work.
If you feel this article is condescending then it’s not for you – you are already aware. The basic premise is that all these news articles we are
posting and discussing is promoting ignorance. Promoting discord. Promoting the agenda to divide and conquer.
There is no greater influence on the minds of our people than the media:
“I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession
and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.” Joseph Pulitzer
Pulitzer refers to the progress of media. Rather than progress I would use the word ‘change’ as progress implies it has got better. The only thing
it has got better at is negatively influencing minds, poor behaviour and promoting a materialistic, throwaway, celebrity obsessed set of morals we
live our lives to.
(I do seem to remember though a time when the news reported unbiased facts – This was when I was young and naive so maybe the media has always been
this demonic. I don’t believe it has. Over the last decade the crass nature of the media has risen to a new low.)
There are lots of threads being posted on ATS – at the moment it’s the Russia vs the West articles. All of these are propaganda.
“Propaganda is a form of communication, often biased or misleading in nature, aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some
cause, position or political agenda.
Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts
selectively (perhaps lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than a rational
response to the information presented.”
They are all very, very obviously propaganda, yet our members are discussing these like they are a representation of fact. Surely as ignorance deniers
we should be aware of this manipulation?
The media use tricks and lies.
I do believe though that there are many many people who are not aware of the tricks and lies (the media would not call them lies) the media use to
control us and our thoughts. The tricks they use to get us fired up and working against each other
– meanwhile we let the real crimes go
The Effect of Motifs
When you see a brand you associate meaning to it, both consciously and sub-consciously. Over time the more you see this logo the more your mind
associates certain meaning to it. Think of a few logos and the meanings they conjure up – negative or positive – the logos/motifs carry meaning.
The meanings are held in our mind.
The media use the same trick to plant the seeds of meaning into our minds. Usually these seeds serving to control the mind of the populace.
After 9/11 the tabloids were on overdrive – almost every day a random turban wearing Muslim was on the front page surrounded by large bold words.
Anybody who new the media back then could see we were being prepped to hate Muslims. Back then though we didn’t hate the Muslims as much, now we
despise them. The repeated use of the Muslim motif with negative connotations has worked.
The Effect of Unnecessary Emotive Language
Another trick to implant mis-directed emotions into the reader’s mind is the over-use of emotive language. Often used to steer the reader away from
asking sensible questions.
Here’s a story I just randomly found now: www.mirror.co.uk...
See how the word ‘imaginary’ is used over and over? It’s to fire the reader up – “What?!?! He didn’t even have anything! It was imaginary!
God Damned stupid political correctness gone barmy!”
Rather than the reader having time to stop and think: “I wonder why this action was taken? Is it against the rules? Did the boy scare other children
and carry on scaring other children? Has the boy been warned before? Is the story reporting all the facts or just one side?
And this – another random one:
Repeated use of “dictatorial” – “university walk” – A quote: “I find it quite dictatorial”
All these tricks serve to push the populace into a moral panic. It forces the readership into focusing attention and emotions on things they think are
important, things they are made to think are the wrong doings – These papers are giving people opinions without letting them think about it.
“… moral panics are about representations, images and coercion: about which sector of a society has the power to represent and impose its
images, world views and interests onto others as being both legitimate and valid.”
This isn’t only tabloids though – the broadsheets elevate themselves to a stance in which the reader feels they have to believe this article to
be as intelligent as other readers.
These broadsheets focus on making the reader feel inferior, the tabloids focus on making the reader emotional
All this is distracting us. The human race is being completely f***ed over by the corporate run media and they’re lapping it up.