Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

July 12, 2007

How Propaganda Works in America

Filed under: media, politics — codesmithy @ 8:26 am

Bill Moyers ran a show on PBS called “Buying the War.” Here are links to all 20 parts on YouTube. Note, the audio gets out-of-sync with the video.

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5
  6. Part 6
  7. Part 7
  8. Part 8
  9. Part 9
  10. Part 10
  11. Part 11
  12. Part 12
  13. Part 13
  14. Part 14
  15. Part 15
  16. Part 16
  17. Part 17
  18. Part 18
  19. Part 19
  20. Part 20

“Buying the War” is really about the news media and how it was skillfully manipulated. There were basically three key aspects to it: the access relationship between certain reporters and high-ranking government officials, the selective leaking of information by these officials, and the emergence of “scoop” journalism. I’ll go over these aspects tomorrow.

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