posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 06:10 AM
reply to post by masonwatcher
I'm just trying to prove a point that I see common in a lot of threads here on ATS.
Framing makes it seem like the person conveying the message is right and all other points of view are wrong/don't understand the original point of
view. It's like how they had faulty intelligence to get us into the Iraq war. Bush said that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons so we needed to
invade them. He framed the message in a way that made us all scared of the possibility of our empire ending with a mushroom cloud. Later, it turned
out that there weren't nuclear weapons there, and now people hate him for it, but had he argued a bit differently as to why we should go to war,
like, for the fact that Saddam was a dictator, then people wouldn't have been so upset.
It's also obvious to tell when Pro-Israeli posters or Pro-Palestinian posters are in the wrong. When they frame their messages they omit details
that would hurt their argument as to why their side is right.
See? It's all about the way one frames their message.
Isn't it all fascinating?
Framing can be used for good and evil intents. The power of framing is used by all political leaders. Local and national. Politicians have used the
power of framing in a number of ways, to manipulate the masses, to get their point of view across, to stress their point of view in Congress, and when
in debates, they frame their message in a certain way that their base approves of.
Framing is also used here on ATS by people who want to really stress their point of view. I used to frame my messages in certain ways but I realized
that it was better just to say what I meant than just to frame my message in a certain way that sounds good. I think a lot of people here are framing
their messages so that they can convince people that one side or the other is correct, with, a complete denunciation of the actions of the other side
contrary to their point of view.
[edit on 5-1-2009 by Frankidealist35]