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  •  Good for you for sticking with it. (25+ / 0-)

    I tend to be much more thorough with friends as well.

    Most "propaganda emails" as you call are solely designed to hit an emotional chord.  If the email is worth its salt, it will contain the following:

    1) Starts with a bold, typically blatantly false and outrageous statement.  This "gotcha" is designed to suck the reader in and hopefully shock and horrify their senses.  The reader is curious if it is true!

    2) A nugget of truth.  A small token grudgingly offered nugget of truth is made to convince the reader that the writer is honest for what's about to come.

    3) An action described with dubious and subversive innuendos and in such a way to link it with more emotional "hot button" reactions.  

    4) A couple more "examples" of cloak and daggar behaviorisms.  And by now, the reader has not thought to fact check.  We are Allice dropped down the rabbit hole stage.

    5) Conclude with opening shocker and asking you to be the judge.

    Classic.

    Romney's whole business was about maximizing debt, extracting cash, cutting head counts, skimping on capital spending, outsourcing production, and dressing up the deal for the earliest, highest-profit exit possible. -- David Stockman.

    by CupofTea on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 03:50:19 PM PST

    •  I took a high school sociolgy course (11+ / 0-)

      It was 1955, and we went through some of the tried and true techniques that could sway emotions of large numbers of people.

      Sadly, once this has been planted into the public consciousness, and there seems to be social reinforcement, for the many for whom independent thinking is disturbing it's almost impossible to change.

      Sadly, the only thing that seems to work is countervailing propaganda, which may be the state of our country at this time.

      •  yes, sad. (3+ / 0-)
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        Lujane, HiKa, arodb
        the only thing that seems to work is countervailing propaganda
        Score one+ for the sensationalist media profiteers that have distracted the electorate with shiny nothings.

        I would accept Rand's invitation to duel.

        by yojimbo on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:34:35 PM PST

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