Category Archives: Media

The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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Living in a universe of violent artificial images

Living in a universe of violent artificial images “Images of extreme violence produce either exact reproduction (which is short-lived) or else overall behavior of generalized brutality accompanied by impoverished language.) We must certainly beware of the fact that these images … Continue reading

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The Wreaths Across America Scam

The Wreaths Across America Scam My newsfeed was filled with articles about Wreaths Across America today, and I wondered why. I commented on a few of the articles, which were posted by various local news channels around the nation, saying: … Continue reading

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Politically Correct Tattletale Culture and Social Media Shaming

Politically Correct Tattletale Culture and Social Media Shaming  Better watch what you say and do, because the politically correct tattletales — with their cell phone cameras and social media accounts — are everywhere… Politically Correct: ‘Agreeing with the idea that … Continue reading

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3 black men charged with murder of white security guard in Mississippi

3 black men charged with murder of white security guard in Mississippi Headlines are important, because they (are supposed to) communicate the gist of a story. Many people only read headlines, and never bother reading the stories. I prefer not … Continue reading

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Astroturf and manipulation of media messages [VIDEO]

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages [VIDEO] A carefully constructed narrative designed to manipulate your opinion… “In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests … Continue reading

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Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation Video – Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation: http://youtu.be/qiKMmrG1ZKU via @YouTube   Edward Bernays – Propaganda (.pdf) – http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf  

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