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Getting Duped: How the media brainwashes the public

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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Getting Duped: How the media brainwashes the public


www.sciam.com

In 2003 nearly half of all Americans falsely assumed that the U.S. government had found solid evidence for a link between Iraq and al Qaeda. What is more, almost a quarter of us believed that investigators had all but confirmed the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, according to a 2003 report by the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes and Knowledge Networks, a polling and market research firm. How did the true situation in Iraq become so grossly distorted in American minds?

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[edit on 31-1-2008 by DimensionalDetective]

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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This is MUST-READING. Just released today by Scientific American.

Never more than today is our MSM using these mind-manipulating tactics to herd us like sheep. It is time to become aware of the tactics and not be taken in any more!

We are being played for fools!

www.sciam.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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the lack of evidence is not proof...
whos to say there arent some nukes in a cave somewhere waiting...
just for the right moment... Sadam knew the cavalry was coming
no one has ever accused him of being a stupid man... may have been
a moron... but thats beside the point.... He had them shipped off to
someone he knew could get back at the USA... lets just hope we can
catch them or already have...

just a theory and an opinion...



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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This is very interesting read, but seems like any thinking man would have known about this kind of mass media fraud for sometime, most notably and recently the arguments leading up to the Iraq war.

However, I am beginning to question the motivation of the very article itself trying to expose this mass media herding practice:

"Many people have attributed such misconceptions to a politically motivated disinformation campaign to engender support for the armed struggle in Iraq. WE DO NOT think the deceptions were PREMEDITATED, however. Instead they are most likely the result of common types of reasoning errors, which appear frequently in discussions in the news media and which can easily fool an unsuspecting public."

Am I alone in seeng another fraud here by SCIAM, in trying to be the apologist for the obvious lies of the neocons, especially the shifting reasons for the war in Iraq by passing them off as business as usual reasoning practice of the politicos ? Hmm.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by KATSUO

the lack of evidence is not proof...
whos to say there arent some nukes in a cave somewhere waiting...
just for the right moment... Sadam knew the cavalry was coming
no one has ever accused him of being a stupid man... may have been
a moron... but thats beside the point.... He had them shipped off to
someone he knew could get back at the USA... lets just hope we can
catch them or already have...

just a theory and an opinion...



Keep on dreaming.. Maybe WMD will show up in a cave somewhere in Afghanistan protected by Osama, just before you wake up.

Alternatively, how about following the evidence to the contrary of its existence, in the very least, use deductive logic to connect the dots without resorting to pseudo religious faith ..



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