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excerpts from Alex Carey's "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty"

Alexander Edward Carey (1 December 1922 – 30 November 1987) was an Australian social psychologist. Lecturer in psychology at the University of New South Wales. The main subjects of his lectures and research were industrial psychology, industrial relations, and the psychology of nationalism and propaganda. He was one of the founding members of the Australian Humanist Society in 1960.












This compelling book examines the twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda as practiced by U.S. businesses and its export to and adoption by other western democracies, chiefly the United Kingdom and Australia. A volume in the series The History of Communication, edited by Robert W. McChesney and John C. Nerone
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skinster wrote:That was good. I knew Wikipedia was untrustworthy on a lot, but wow.


It's a place to start when you're looking into something but it's not a reliable source.
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Authority is power that is explicit and more or less ‘voluntarily’ obeyed;
manipulation is the ‘secret’ exercise of power, unknown to those who are
influenced. In the model of the classic democratic society, manipulation is not a
problem, because formal authority resides in the public itself and in its
representatives who are made or broken by the public. In the completely
authoritarian society, manipulation is not a problem, because authority is
openly identified with the ruling institutions and their agents, who may use
authority explicitly and nakedly. They do not, in the extreme case, have to gain
or retain power by hiding its exercise.

Manipulation becomes a problem wherever men have power that is
concentrated and willful but do not have authority, or when, for any reason,
they do not wish to use their power openly. Then the powerful seek to rule
without showing their powerfulness. They want to rule, as it were, secretly,
without publicized legitimation. It is in this mixed case—as in the intermediate
reality of the American today—that manipulation is a prime way of exercising
power. Small circles of men are making decisions which they need to have at
least authorized by indifferent or recalcitrant people over whom they do not
exercise explicit authority. So the small circle tries to manipulate these people
into willing acceptance or cheerful support of their decisions or opinions—or at
least to the rejection of possible counter-opinions.

Authority formally resides ‘in the people,’ but the power of initiation is in
fact held by small circles of men. That is why the standard strategy of
manipulation is to make it appear that the people, or at least a large group of
them, ‘really made the decision.’ That is why even when the authority is
available, men with access to it may still prefer the secret, quieter ways of
manipulation."
- C. WRIGHT MILLS, THE POWER ELITE
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https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/n ... tti-client

NBC sat on proof gang rape allegations were not true against Kavanaugh until 3 weeks after the confirmation.
Avenatti gave NBC the name of a witness to verify the story for publishing. The witness said Avenatti totally twisted what she said and she had witnessed no such thing. NBC ran the story anyway during the confirmation.
#14958620
One Degree wrote:NBC sat on proof gang rape allegations were not true against Kavanaugh until 3 weeks after the confirmation.
Avenatti gave NBC the name of a witness to verify the story for publishing. The witness said Avenatti totally twisted what she said and she had witnessed no such thing. NBC ran the story anyway during the confirmation.

CNN and NBC are so biased in favor of the Democrats that they are quick to speak propaganda, conspiracies, and fake news that support their bias.
#14958626
Hindsite wrote:CNN and NBC are so biased in favor of the Democrats that they are quick to speak propaganda, conspiracies, and fake news that support their bias.


Fortunately, their viewership is showing it. I just saw Fox beat CNBC and CNN combined in news viewership.
#14958635
One Degree wrote:Fortunately, their viewership is showing it. I just saw Fox beat CNBC and CNN combined in news viewership.

FOX needs to do something about Shepard Smith. He has continued his liberal bias against President Trump. His recent coverage sounds more like what would come from CNN or MSNBC. I noticed his attitude was hostile toward Trump awhile back. He once reported the news fairly, but not anymore. What has happened to him?
#14958680
@Hindsite Maybe he got tired of Trump's constant lies and Fox's biased coverage?

Suck it up, fan-boy.
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