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  •  Lenin invented agitprop, Castro followed (1+ / 0-)
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    You not only propagandize the party line, you  agitate by demonizing the "other" and implanting in the masses an intense hatred of the other.  Goebbels is often associated with agitprop, but Lenin and his fellow Bolsheviks were the pioneers as radio developed in the 1920's, to be folllowed the Stalin's agitprop campaigns that incited the Soviet people to hate and hunt down the ulitmately murder millions who allegedly joined in the conspiracy in 1934 to assasinate Leningrad mayor Sergei Kirov.

    Agitprop - propaganda and agitation into hatred against the "enemy" - is now mastered by agitprop masters Hannity and Limbaugh.

    "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars." William Jennings Bryan

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 05:55:22 AM PDT

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    •  radio is still king (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, Coherent Viewpoint

      but Lenin and his fellow Bolsheviks were the pioneers as radio developed in the 1920's

      the radio airwaves are still the only medium that allow the uncontested repetition necessary to "catapult the propaganda". every other medium except the obviously partisan outlets have to at least allow some opposing opinion.

      the reagan and gingrich "revolutions" were really the talk radio revolution that was enabled when reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine.

      20% plus americans say they get their news from talk radio and most of it is a daily assault of distortions, excuses, talking points, and lies for bush. until progressives begin addressing the talk radio monopoly instead of ignoring it (which is why it is so successful) the veto proof majority may be impossible.

      fri july 27 limbaugh says if americans knew how incestuous american politics was there's be a hanging from every lamp post. didn't mention dems directly at that point but is now railing that the Dem party panders to a minority of extremists who want america to lose in iraq and Reid and Pelosi are traitors and they need to be held accountable.  it goes on all the time into the ears of tens of millions and that is what keeps dems from a veto proof majority. GOP reps are well aware of what happens when they get a mention from limbaugh, hannity, et al.

      dems wont be able to frame an outhouse until they even out the airwaves. the party could start by providing searchable daily transcripts of the main national and local talkers so that those who just can't listen to it can finally read the propaganda and see the patterns as the talking points seep into the rest of the MSM.

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