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Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:51 PM

What do you think is the most successful brainwashing technique Faux News uses?

I saw this list on alternet.org

http://www.alternet.org/story/151497/14_propaganda_techniques_fox_%27news%27_uses_to_brainwash_americans?page=0%2C3


1. Panic Mongering

2. Character Assasination

3. Projecting/Flipping

4. Rewriting History

5. Scapegoating

6. Conflicting violence w/ power and opposition to violence and weakness

7. Bullying

8. Confusion

9. Populism

10. Invoking the Christian God

11. Saturation

12. Disparaging education

13. Guilt by association

14. Diversion


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Reply What do you think is the most successful brainwashing technique Faux News uses? (Original post)
SummerSnow Oct 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2013 #1
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2013 #16
blkmusclmachine Oct 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Oct 2013 #3
etherealtruth Oct 2013 #4
Fridays Child Oct 2013 #6
doc03 Oct 2013 #5
JDPriestly Oct 2013 #7
Curmudgeoness Oct 2013 #9
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #8
warrant46 Oct 2013 #10
gulliver Oct 2013 #11
coldmountain Oct 2013 #12
uriel1972 Oct 2013 #13
TroglodyteScholar Oct 2013 #14
Faryn Balyncd Oct 2013 #15
OffWithTheirHeads Oct 2013 #17
UTUSN Oct 2013 #18

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:53 PM

1. Yes

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:44 PM

16. GMTA

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:53 PM

2. Fear.

 

Loathing.

Scapegoating.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:56 PM

3. Repetition.

They never stray from the message, no matter what truth comes forward.

And excuses. They have all the answers to explain away their lies, so that the true believers don't look too hard at the truth.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:00 PM

4. That was my immediate thought

They never stray from their script

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:01 PM

6. Yep, repetition. Ad infinitum, ad nauseum. n/t

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:00 PM

5. The cleverest one I know is "some people are saying"

They can fabricate a complete lie and say "some people are saying" and their listeners take it as fact.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:01 PM

7. How could I know?

I don't watch it. Why would any Democrat watch it?

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:04 PM

9. Don't act like you don't know their tactics.

And if you don't know their tactics, you should. How do they say it---know thine enemy.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:02 PM

8. That's difficult to choose from, the sum = far more than the indivdual parts,

it's a package deal.

Thanks for the thread, SummerSnow.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:04 PM

10. Disparaging education

A very corrosive technique. That's how they suck them in so the viewers have no desire to think for themselves

As in "ever read a book"?

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:12 PM

11. The whole news parody they do.

They simulate basically all of the motifs and components of authentic news programming. They have "anchors." They have a "crawl." They even throw in fact-based stuff like sports and the weather to add to the authenticity of the charade. You will never catch them "breaking" or laughing at the audience—at least openly. It's a masterly display of self-control, completely shameless Zen-like lying. They even have "fact checking." There is no more brilliant, consistent display of raw, dishonest propaganda than Fox News. There should be an Emmy category.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:18 PM

12. Calling NPR liberal when it's certainly not

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:28 PM

13. Ubiquity helps...

Being on everywhere and being the sole news service for demographic sectors. It ads to the "echo chamber", the constant repetition and reinforcement of ideas.
No other ideas get airtime to dispute the "Fox facts" and the "Fox facts" become "common knowledge". The people who watch it "know" in their bones the "truth" because they've grown up with it, it's what they want to hear and it's what they hear wherever they go.

Propaganda in its purest form. 1984, eat your heart out.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:33 PM

14. Innuendo n/t


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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:43 PM

15. Conning the corporate media into mainstreaming RW memes (using BIG LIE of "liberal media bias")














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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:46 PM

17. Stupid audience.

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:50 PM

18. The brains can't be washed when there ain't brains to start with!1 n/t

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