As is often reported by this blog, my blog, our friends and NewsReel, HotAir and Fox News, the elite media has become advocacy journalism that bucks ethical standards whenever it suits them. In this installment of how attitude change propaganda works, I bring you this article from Scientific American Magazine, which presents itself as not only true journalism, but an academically sound journal of American science. The article I dissect at the link below is neither and is so shoddy as to rival NBC for its abandonment of journalistic ethics.
What is attitude change propaganda? Attitude change propaganda is the most modern and common form of propaganda and is practiced regularly by the elite media culture. It takes place when the media presents you with half truths and strategic gaps in the information provided. The information that is provided is presented with an attitude, or particular tone that is designed to create a false narrative in the reader’s mind that is directionally different from the facts in context. Since the false narrative is usually implied or leads the readers there through suggestion and gaps in key information, it is easier to deny when called out on it. Attitude change propaganda technique is particularly effective against the well educated as it “sounds so reasonable”.
I dissect the meat of the Scientific American article piece by piece so it is a tad too long to post here. I encourage Poligazette readers to follow this LINK and read carefully. You will find it most illuminating.