This article is a detailed account of how the media are not merely the ones who record and report about what public opinion is, they are the creation source of public opinion.
After all, the public can only have an opinion about topics they are aware of, right?
Over emphasis, omitting parts or whole stories altogether, and other news tricks can vastly influence how public opinion is structured.
First published in 1909, this writing is in the public domain.
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Summary: The tricks of the trade are what creates public opinion.
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posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:13 PM PDT
(Progressives do not want to discuss their history. I want to discuss their history.)
Excellent. Your research is extremely important.
“Know Thine Enemy”.
posted on 06/15/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT
by little jeremiah
(Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
I believe the US media went from being semi-unaffiliated hard core liberals to actual regime operatives in 2008.
Unfortunately the advent of the internet did little to help our cause because statists and progressives control almost all major internet portals.
posted on 06/15/2014 5:24:58 PM PDT
(Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
roblem is/was in every newsroom in which I've worked. The AP Stylebook was, and presumably still is the "bible" of the know-nothing TV and print media reporter/producer/editor. Know-nothing radio reporters and anchors, often with no news experience whatsoever, used to rip and read AP wire copy right off the printer...these days they copy and paste it into their newscasts.
Saying the AP is slanted to the Left is as much of an understatement as saying the Obammunist is a bad president. That, when combined with its omnipresence, and the ignorance of the young know-nothings that make up much of the nation's news staffs these days, is why low-information voters are what they are.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
posted on 06/16/2014 9:46:48 AM PDT
by wku man
(Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
Thanks for the ping.
A most interesting essay. Carroll Quigley, in his history of the Anglo-American establishment, notes the takeover of editor spots on major newspapers and magazines - a necessary step in the manipulation of public opinion, which in turn is necessary for the acquisition of power.
Being social creatures, we are naturally influenced by what those around us consider worth discussing. The mass press and other media abuse this inclination: By the mere decision of what to print and what to ignore, the editor supplants our friends, families, and fellows, and tells us what is important and what is not.
Consider, for instance:
“It’s been all over the news all day!!”
“Our top story tonight...”
Or that contrary:
“I haven’t heard anything about that.”
posted on 06/16/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT
("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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