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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.
originally posted by: angeldoll
I appreciate you, I do. You are not a coward. But the little boy washing up on the beach isn't propaganda. It's a fact. It was used repeatedly because the public needed to see the OTHER SIDE of the story.
originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: and14263
I have some thoughts on what you posted (none of which are disagreements) but for the moment I'll add some fuel to the fire.
The TOP story on the once respectable New York Post website this morning.... TOP STORY....
"How I told my parents I'm a porn star."
originally posted by: anxiouswens
However behind all the propaganda is usually a truth. Take the story of the little boy who died recently and was shown on a Turkish beach. That story pulled at the heartstrings of many in Europe and the UK. In fact it was because of that story why some pushed our government into accepting 20,000 people. After the initial heart wrenching photos other photos started coming out on the internet and we heard other stories about the father. So which version to believe. However, I don't think we need to believe any the simple truth of the matter was that a refugee child died at sea and I would think most intelligent people can see through the grabbing headlines to serve a political point and then make their own decisions as to their own truth.
With regard to all the refugees coming into Europe I don't need propaganda to tell me there are many coming. Anyone can see that. Again you have the propaganda where some articles show all the children and the words desperate are used and then you have the other side where all the men are shown and the words terrorists are shown. Again, it is up to people to make their own informed judgments on which is the truth.
If you don't want people to post propaganda then you may as well say people aren't allowed to post any sources regardless of where they come from even if they are official because again official articles are used for a purpose.a reply to: and14263
I have to disagree, sorry.
First of all those biases work on both sides, those that have an unwanted view and those that have a wanted view. It doesn't make one side more informed than the other.
Secondly, and this is where my disagreement stems from. Whilst most people are indeed easily lead [in this case most 'propaganda' by the news is on the side of the poor 'refugees' and how everyone disagreeing is a Nazi] but there is also a vast amount of opinion that changes with experience. Not every opinion is made by the MSM, you have completely ignored personal experiences that will shape opinions, often into the complete opposite!
To say that all people are brainless and believe everything they are told is also unfair, there is a good amount of people who are just as clever as you and can see through all the BS.
originally posted by: FamCore
The public is just way too damn PREDICTABLE. Something happens (or they pump out all these stories about something "happening"), the public reacts, they take note. Repeat the process, gather more information on how people act in large groups, in response to various kinds of news stories.