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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Big Lies and Fake News

    by , 06-24-2018 at 03:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A lie told often enough becomes truth.
    Nicolai Lenin

    The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." from Mein Kampf

    ...a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived. from Machiavelli's, The Prince, note 2, at ch. XVIII

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  2. Propaganda Techniques

    by , 01-11-2018 at 09:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This started as just being about exaggeration, but it became more general. Enjoy

    Part of the zeitgeist of these times is that the people producing news coverage exaggerate most of the time. It isn't enough for them that there is a snowstorm coming; not now it is "Bomb Cyclone". I don't know if it simply became part of the American psyche, or if it's just imitating Trump, but if there's a more shocking way to put something, then the people producing news coverage put it that ...

    Updated 01-11-2018 at 09:23 PM by PeterL

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  3. Exaggeration and Other Techniques of Propaganda

    by , 01-11-2018 at 09:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Part of the zeitgeist of these times is that the people producing news coverage exaggerate most of the time. It isn't enough for them that there is a snowstorm coming; not now it is "Bomb Cyclone". I don't know if it simply became part of the American psyche, or if it's just imitating Trump, but if there's a more shocking way to put something, then the people producing news coverage put it that way. It has been a fact for decades that "controversy sells papers". So they tried ...