When Propaganda Goes Mainstream
Posted by Jeff Condon on February 22, 2010
Today the guardian put an article up which was absolutely packed with detail that can only be called lies. It’s so far left and so extreme, it left my jaw in my lap. Anthony Watts was apparently invited for input into the article which he referred to in a scathing post here as slime. I had a recent experience where I asked another reporter to leave my first name out of an article. He agreed and said my name was easy to come by but he wouldn’t say how, the next thing I know it’s in the article several times. He apologized and blamed his editor which prevented the blasting post by me, which was to follow shortly, but let’s just say that newspapers are pretty good about taking care of the sources they like while the rest are chucked to the wolves. I’m not really buying the story. Now today Anthony Watts wasted his time on a different reporter/professor who can be accurately described as a denialist himself.
The headline for the article can only be described as propaganda and the article is worse.
What are the rules of propaganda? Marginalize your enemy through false comparisons and innuendo? I dunno, cause I’m not a paid propagandist, Jeffrey Sachs is.