Putin’s Propaganda Machine examines Russia’s “information war,” one of the most striking features of its intervention in Ukraine. Marcel H. Van Herpen argues that the Kremlin’s propaganda offensive is a carefully prepared strategy, implemented and tested over the last decade. Initially intended as a tool to enhance Russia’s soft power, it quickly developed into one of the main instruments of Russia’s new imperialism, reminiscent of the height of the Cold War. Van Herpen demonstrates that the Kremlin’s propaganda machine not only plays a central role in its “hybrid war” in Ukraine, but also has broader geopolitical objectives intended to roll back the influence of NATO and the United States in Europe. Drawing on years of research, Van Herpen shows how the Kremlin built a multitude of soft power instruments and transformed them into effective weapons in a new information war with the West. /span
Reproduces and gathers together the photographs, posters, magazines, and newspapers produced by Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, revealing the horrors and tragic success of the Nazi brainwashing campaign
All news agencies, major newspapers, widely visited news websites, major film production companies, major publishing houses, and most of the theatres and libraries in Iran are state-owned, state-run, or state-sponsored structures. In this book, you will find facts and reports on Iranian culture and art that no one has disclosed to Western readers. I will present them as they are. Iranian-descent faculty members in Western universities and journalists of the leftist media usually do not report the ugly side of the Iranian cultural and art production that is their connection to the state propaganda machine.
The propaganda used by the Nazi Party in the years leading up to and during Adolf Hitler's leadership of Germany was a crucial instrument for acquiring and maintaining power, and for the implementation of Nazi policies. The pervasive use of propaganda by the Nazis is largely responsible for the word "propaganda" itself acquiring its present negative connotations.
In a short period of time we have gone from a print dominated news media to a multi-media nation. No longer can powerful newspaper editors like Hearst and Pulitzer control public opinion. Now, anyone with text messaging can instantly produce misinformation. The danger should be apparent, but our awareness is sadly lacking. The media has a definite ability to change the course of history. It does well to pay attention to when it is being honest and when it is being manipulative. This book presents a history of the use of propaganda to sway public opinion for better or worse so that we might recognize when it is being employed as a positive or negative influence on our society, and hopefully respond accordingly.
Here is comprehensive overview of the tumultuous career of former Fox News president Roger Ailes and a must-read for anyone looking to understand his legacy and impact on news media. Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party. The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of Rupert Murdoch’s flagship conservative cable news network, Ailes had little journalism experience, but brought to the job the mindset of a political operative. As Brock and Rabin-Havt demonstrate through numerous examples, Ailes used his extraordinary power and influence to spread a partisan political agenda that is at odds with long-established, widely held standards of fairness and objectivity in news reporting. Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives, The Fox Effect is a damning indictment of how the network’s news coverage and commentators have biased reporting, drummed up marginal stories, and even consciously manipulated established facts in their efforts to attack the Obama administration.