American Media, Soviet Tactics - Pager University video report

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The job of a journalist is to report facts, add context where necessary, and leave it to the consumer to decide what he thinks. In this video, James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas, explains why fewer and fewer people trust modern-day “journalism.”

SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gsoMfIS034s


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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    After working in print media, I found truth is rarely mentioned in the newsroom. Don't step on advertiser toes is mentioned. Don't cross the school system, or other entity for whom management spouses might work. When two different contractors offered me proof of bidding irregularities on a public building, editor refused to allow follow up, as his wife worked for the ones involved! If a paper gets tpo conservativs, they risk losing those lucrative nationalshove ads. Then going back several years, but still attended by Obama and every national publisher, are the Bilderberger meetings, pushing one world government, and keeping their goals secret, even from their own employees. Then the schools rewrite history, TV pushes circus for the morons, and soon the whole system, is like something out of Orwell. Russia said we would destroy ourselves from within, no via military attack, and we have fallen right into their plan. The elite rich are so sure they know what is best, they have become a tool for communism, while pushing one world utopia.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 4 months, 2 weeks ago
      "...they have become a tool for communism, while pushing one world utopia."

      Yes, and when their utopian dream comes true may all their wealth be confiscated and spread about "for the greater good". After all, "they didn't make that".
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  • Posted by Lucky 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Yes, ironical that Soviet propaganda was so little believed yet today the progressivist narratives have wide acceptance.

    I recall the story about why productivity in Russia was so low,
    the worker says- They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.
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    • Posted by 4 months, 3 weeks ago
      Even the Russian people didn't believe it and they were subjected to it 24x7.
      Of course, they also had constant reminders of how false the narrative was, in the reality of their lives.
      The progressives' narrative is much more insidious and to expose its falsehood takes rational thought which is purposely discouraged in US educational facilities.
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      • Posted by Lucky 4 months, 3 weeks ago
        Question- does FFA ever sleep?

        " .. to expose its falsehood takes rational thought which is purposely discouraged in US educational facilities"
        The second part- yes, we call it the long march by the soft-left thru the institutions.
        The first part- yes, sort of.
        Watch the youtubes of Milton Friedman demolishing the ratbags. Done with humor, grace, courtesy when appropriate, and above all - fast.
        Read Scott Adams.
        Rationality and logic are not the same.
        An argument not using logic may be presented with success but if the construction was planned with care it is rational.
        Let us use emotion when effective, there may be some here who would object ~ it is not ethical to use an emotional argument that would work in 10 secs when a logical argument taking 10 mins could be used. There are very good thinkers on this site but some of them are very severe.
        If only our side was as good at presentation skills as at clear logical thinking.
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  • Posted by preimert1 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Both the Reps and the Dems have used "their" medias ro distribute the truth as they would like it to
    be. Its not just the Russians. In a totolitarian government they can effectively suppress the opposition. Americans have been led into war at least twice that I can think of by "yellow journalism". col. McCormick and the Chi Tribune convinced the publick that Cuba torpedoed the battleship Maine in Havana harbor (actually a boiler exploded) but with "Remember the Maine!" we went to war with Spain. Lyndon Johnson used propaganda effectively to escalate the Viet Nam war with Gulf of Tonkin incident (NV torpedo boat detected on sonar turned out to be a farty whale.

    Also the choice of words can change the entire meaning of a report (cf "When I look at you time stops" visavis "Your face would stop a clock."

    I'd like to see Hillsdale Collage offer an on-line course on "The Role of the Press in a Free Society"
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  • Posted by mccannon01 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Nicely done, but nothing new to me. Watching the talking heads on MSM has reminded me many times of of the bygone Soviet mouthpiece, Vladimir Posner, on "Nightline". The NYT, et al, as well as my local fish wrapper have been more like Soviet Pravda than actual American newspapers for a couple of decades at least.

    "...You can fool some of the people some of the time..."
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Ironically, both the Soviets and the Nazis learned their propaganda skills from President Wilson's chief propagandist, Edward Bernays and the Committee on Public Information. After successfully demonizing the Germans with exaggerated claims of atrocity, Bernays later wrote a book on the subject, called Propaganda. Marketing folks often have this little volume in their library.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Well stated.
    But, other than clarifying the minds of some who are confused there is really nothing to be added or subtracted from the presentation.
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    • Posted by  $  Solver 4 months, 2 weeks ago
      Except maybe, when do we get to the state where the vast majority of the population knows the mass media is purposely lying, like in past and present communist counrties, but just accept the collective lies?
      We are not quite there yet.
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  • Posted by ColHogan 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    I've stopped paying any attention to Prager since he declared (astoundingly) that atheists have no moral reason not to commit murder. Pragewr doesn't often lie, but his superstitions occasionally, unpredictably overpower his reason.
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    • Posted by  $  Solver 4 months, 2 weeks ago
      No one is perfect, but the idea that without God, there would be no moral reason not to rape, murder and pillage, is just dumb.

      Even more dumb then claiming that only white people can be racist or only men can be sexist.
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