Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

How can we fight corporate propaganda?

September 5, 2017

The machinations of corporate thought-control experts, as propaganda expert Edward Bernays cautioned, have to be carefully concealed from public view. But occasionally the screen is pulled away and the puppeteers revealed, as in the books written by former PR whiz John Stauber and his colleague Sheldon Rampton.

In Toxic Sludge is Good for You, they exposed the antics of the PR agencies employed to present a favourable image of the industries with the worst pollution records. In Trust Us, We’re Experts, they explained how the media are deployed to instill and perpetuate a favourable public perception of the transnational corporations.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/09/how-can-we-fight-corporate-propaganda

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Corporate PR experts see consumers as ‘a herd waiting to be led’..

September 5, 2017

One of the reasons — arguably the main reason — why the big transnational corporations are now running the world is because most people don’t believe they are. And, of the minority who do realize they live under corporate rule, some think it’s unavoidable and others that it’s even desirable.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/08/corporate-pr-experts-see-consumers-herd-waiting-be-led

Erasing Palestinians from Their Homeland

December 24, 2015

The big lie is a propaganda technique generally employed when telling the truth would be unfavorable to your side. It goes like this: never admit doing any wrong and instead always insist on a story that portrays your side as the good guys. What really happened is irrelevant. The key is repetition. Do it often enough and loudly enough until most people believe you.

While the big lie is most often associated with authoritarian governments, its use is actually quite widespread. For example, the Montreal Gazette recently published a front page article claiming Jewish students at Concordia University were “feeling like the target of a hate campaign.” The reason cited, as far as this writer can tell, was simply that many students were standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/12/erasing-palestinians-from-their-homeland/