Current Events

Spin Cycle

Author: Howard Kurtz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Current Events

Page: 346

View: 640

The Washington Post's reporter on the media reveals the Clinton Administration's unprecedented efforts to manipulate and manage information about its ongoing scandals

The Propaganda Machine

Author: Stephen Parker Combs

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 116

View: 587

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.
Political Science

The Soviet Propaganda Machine

Author: Martin Ebon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 471

View: 223

From Stalin's editing of Lenin's polemics to the incarnation of agitprop today that is "Pravda," this study examines the origins, history, and contemporary manifestations of Soviet propaganda
Political Science

Putin's Propaganda Machine

Author: Marcel H. Van Herpen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 523

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
History

Hitler's Propaganda Machine

Author: Ward Rutherford

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 881

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

The Nazi Propaganda Machine

Author: Noble Poplawski

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 260

View: 855

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.
Business & Economics

Not a Conspiracy Theory

Author: Donald Gutstein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 831

Donald Gutstein documents one of the most important but least recognized political developments in the last thirty years: the prolonged propaganda campaigns mounted by business to influence our opinions on fundamental issues of social and political life. Gutstein explores the roots of corporate propaganda in the United States and traces its rise and influence across Canada.
Education

Filtering the News

Author: Jeffery Klaehn

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 855

Herman and Chomsky's 'propaganda model' argues that there are five classes of 'filters' in society that determine what is news; in other words, what gets printed in newspapers or broadcast by radio and television. They are: ownership (is the story in line with the media owner's interests); advertising (is the story in line with the advertiser's interests); sourcing (does the story come from government departments and/or other powerful players); flack (if the story is aired, can the subjects of it pose a real threat, like the government, big advertisers and other organized groups); and ideology (does the story justify political maneuvering and defend corporate interests around the world). Whether a news item is going to be used by the media or not is going to depend on if it can pass through these filters. Filtering the News begins with a critical review and assessment of the propaganda model, then applies Herman and Chomsky's model to a range of ongoing news events including Bush's war propaganda machine and the American mainstream media; Israeli propaganda; El Salvador and the question of intellectual responsibility; news coverage of near-genocide in occupied East Timor; the media on the environment; and Dan Rather and the problem with patriotism and American journalism, post-9/11. In the final chapters, Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model is revisited, and several common criticisms of the model are reflected upon and scrutinized. Contributors include: Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Bob Everton, Peter Eglin, Robert Jensen, Jeffery Klaehn, James Winter and Paul Boin. Jeffery Klaehn teaches sociology at the University of Guelph. Apart from being published in a range of scholarly journals, including Portuguese Studies Review, Cultural Dynamics, Journalism Studies, and The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, he is the editor of Studies in Popular Culture: Comic Books and Comic Book Culture.

Stop the Propaganda Machine from Controlling How You Think and Vote

Author: Mel Whitehurst

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 50

View: 128

It is difficult and complex to ever really know if political leaders are telling the truth. Along with truthful communications often come lying, spin, hype, hate-speech and fear-mongering. Deciding what is truthful and what is deceptive takes considerable effort. However, the truth really matters. Political leaders and the mass media collaborate in a business relationship to build a giant Propaganda Machine which collectively attempts to tell us how to think and vote by delivering enormous amounts of influence messages to us at an unrelenting pace. In this book, I present several deception-detecting strategies that you can use to sort out statements for truth. I show numerous persuasion tactics political leaders use to convince us to think and vote the way they want us to think and vote. I describe how not to get controlled by the drama of political leaders' communications to persuade us to vote for them without at least making a smart effort to understand the real messages. Most of the information in this book comes from my work experience as a psychologist for more than forty years, 27 of them in private practice. I also acquired information by carrying out several mini social psychology research projects as you will see when you read the book. Of course, I conducted extensive examination of psychological research journals. And, recently I've been talking to my family dog, Rocky Bob. He's a good listener and it's surprising what one can learn from a good listener when writing a book.
Political Science

Shi`a Islamist Regime’s Propaganda Machine in Iran

Author: Majid Mohammadi

Publisher: Dan & Mo Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

View: 587

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.
Propaganda, South African

The Great White Hoax

Author: Julian Burgess

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Propaganda, South African

Page: 119

View: 613

Political Science

The Fox Effect

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 306

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.
History

Propaganda Companies

Author: Nicholas Ferard

Publisher: Histoire Et Collections

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 701

The Propagandakompanien, the German propaganda companies, were the primary method of communication of the Third Reich. The soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS were the eyes and ears of the Ministry of Propaganda who relied upon them to transform the reality of victories into defeats. While their photographs and their films are known, nothing has been written about the people behind the cameras, all the technicians associated with the propaganda machine. This first volume presents the implementation of this psychological weapon, from an organizational point of view, technical and human. With extensive documentation, the Wehrmacht propaganda companies are presented with a particular focus on 6 Pk. of the Luftwaffe. Finally, thanks to the testimony of reporters the author details the campaigns in Poland, Norway, France and the beginning of the Russian campaign.