Archive: PROPAGANDA

Propaganda is a one-sided presentation used to persuade an audience. It is used for purposes that may be either good or bad.

Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison.
—Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

Where and How Did Our Oil and Gasland Begin — Do We Really Want to End It Abruptly?

If you’ve ever had any doubt that movies influence, look no further than to consider the effects of this month’s movie, Gasland (Fox, 2010). It is difficult to imagine how a propaganda film that presents such a complex technical topic to a public audience could garner much interest, let alone stir so many in our nation toward irrational fears.

However, as we have noted in our past commentaries, fearmongering is a great way to attract attention and to create public unrest.

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