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Propaganda is any kind of presentation that seeks to persuade its audience to a predetermined position through emotional cues or selective omission (e.g. interpretive framing), rather than to document a process of truth-discovery via honest examination of evidence.
- Conservapedia actually has a pretty decent article, but categorizes it under "Liberalism" and "Liberal Traits"
- 2014-05-14 [L..T] How Five American Companies Control What You Think
- 2014-03-03 [L..T] The Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote Propaganda on Venezuela
- 2011-07-02 [L..T] Dr. Cynthia Boaz: 14 propaganda techniques Fox "News" uses to brainwash Americans "Panic mongering, character assassination, and scapegoating are just three of the techniques Fox News relies on to drive its right-wing agenda forward."
- 2010-02-10 [L..T] Ridicule of Conspiracy Theories Focuses On Diffusing Criticism of the Powerful
- 2010-03-27 [Talk|Index] The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters § “A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France -- in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan.”
- 2009-04-23 [Talk|Index] Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate § “a document filed in a federal lawsuit demonstrates that even as the coalition worked to sway opinion, its own scientific and technical experts were advising that the science backing the role of greenhouse gases in global warming could not be refuted.”
- 2009-04-22 [Talk|Index] When Corrections Fail: The persistence of political misperceptions § “Results indicate that corrections frequently fail to reduce misperceptions among the targeted ideological group. We also document several instances of a “backfire” effect in which corrections actually increase misperceptions among the group in question.”
- 2008-02-11 [Talk|Index] How the spooks took over the news § “For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.”
- 2007-12-04 [Talk|Index] Ready to Accept War § “In the next few days German-French military circles will be initiating the establishment of an EU-wide association to reinforce the population's readiness to accept war. ... Current planning seeks to convince particularly journalists and teachers ("multipliers") throughout Europe "of the necessity (...) of consolidating efforts in the realms of security and defense." The objective is "the maintenance of the [EU's] status in the world" through an EU army.”
- 2004-02-20 [Talk|Index] Soldier for the Truth: Exposing Bush's talking-points war § The neocons had three reasons for the US to invade Iraq: (1) sanctions were working, not leaving US companies in a favored position for doing business in Iraq; (2) the US needed a location for military bases; (3) the US needed to ensure that oil would continue to be traded in dollars.