Saturday, February 4, 2017

Propaganda team

Rick Perlstein, writing for The Washington Spectator, considers the question how can the nasty guy thrive politically when his voters “discover that what he said on the campaign trail was categorical bullshit?” Perlstein says that depends on how good the propaganda team is. Will they rival Joseph Goebbels?

Yeah, that’s a comparison that normally disqualifies the argument. Not this year.

That success is also dependent on the willingness of the media to pass along that propaganda without commentary. So far they seem to be quite willing.

Perlstein continues by telling us about a video created by top strategist Steve Bannon back in 2012. It was shown behind the scenes at that year’s GOP convention, where one can see the true face of the party. The content blows linear logic out the window, but it would fit in quite well with George Orwell’s novel 1984.

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