Fox News Propaganda Techniques

Alex Eastman (@alex) 10 years, 6 months ago

http://www.truth-out.org/14-propaganda-techniques-fox-news-uses-brainwash-americans/1309612678?fb_ref=.T1fvaDBQhAI.like&fb_source=home_oneline

I thought this was particularly interesting. These methods can and are very powerful techniques, apparently used by Fox News in particular. I don’t watch them, though. I’ve only seen them a few times, and I can see many of these techniques even from that.

March 8, 2012 at 12:51 am
Luke Barone (8) (@lukebarone) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Its incredible what they get people to believe. It’s to the point now where some people just go home from work, and watch nothing but cable news. This has a lot to do with the latest article on HE. Check it out if you haven’t, its great!

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Greg Crossfield (0) (@gcrossfield) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

The biggest challenge for people is to accept the fact that they have been lied to for so long.. We live in such fast paced times that it is hard to notice the truth at first. Once it is realized, though, the doors are wide open for love and truth.

The only power the big media companies have is that we keep giving them our attention!

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One of many reasons I don’t watch the news.

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WryJester (93) (@wryjester) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Good find. Good read. Thanks brethren.

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I watch the news but am skeptical. Every so often I watch a bit of FOX just so I am not making judgments out of my ass. It’s dangerous to get all of your news from one source. But this article was wonderful and so true. Unfortunately, a lot of people believe the Fox Trots.

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Jason (111) (@thinknowlivenow) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

“The good news is that the more conscious you are of these techniques, the less likely they are to work on you. The bad news is that those reading this article are probably the least in need in of it.”

Throw your TV out the window! ; )

This article doesn’t surprise me at all; I’ve had some really intense discussions with my own parents about the news feeding distorted truths for profit, but like most people, they ignorantly believe all authority is genuine. After all, they can’t lie about things like national security and terrorism on the news; that would be unethical and un-American!

Great thread!

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Tom (39) (@lonewanderer) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Their ‘fair and balanced’ slogan is an absolute joke!

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R.V. Star (151) (@rickvonstar) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

“It’s all bullshit and it’s bad for you” – George Carlin

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Matt (26) (@greenthinker) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Fox adds applause: http:// youtu.be/m4JDX0-Uo1E

This went completely unnoticed to everyone watching, then when someone who was there said that the crowd booed, fox said it was an editing mistake.

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John OMallen (15) (@omallen) 10 years, 4 months ago ago

Page not found. A conspiracy?

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 10 years, 4 months ago ago

Fox is Fox. Giving people with an agenda an entire channel to play with…you’re gonna hear things that are just…wrong.

I can appreciate Comedy Central’s effort to call them on the their crap, but even that isn’t stopping anything. The end result of Fox existing is massive amounts of crap injected into people’s brains. Watch everything with caution, understanding that there’s a difference between the truth and the TV

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 4 months ago ago

Page not found, but I think I copied these somewhere. I’ll search and get baCK.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years, 4 months ago ago

One thing I know is that they give just enough bias information for people to draw their own conclusions on the point Fox is trying to make, then the public think it was their own idea that they came up with independantly. If you think something is your idea you are more likely to believe it, with a passion.

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Andrew A. (201) (@biga69) 10 years, 4 months ago ago

http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1964:fourteen-propaganda-techniques-fox-news-uses-to-brainwash-americans

In case anyone else tries the first link and it doesn’t work I found the same article with the fixed link

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O’Reilly (804) (@oreilly) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

Good article. I also recommend the documentary “Outfoxed”. You can find some parts of it on youtube.

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