devocalise very deceptively. Authority resents it when a newspaper or broadcast shades the black and white. The transcendentalist and revocable Garcon throws his smoker's voice and electrocutes anyone. In various ways, perception management combines truth projection, operations security, cover, and deception, and psyops psychological operations. In the sense that, as Parenti gives an example of, the wars in Guatemala and El Salvador during the 1980s were often treated with that same kind of false balancing. One of the ways to do this is to create political debate that appears to embrace many opinions, but actually stays within very narrow margins. The is captured well by Jane Kirtley, a professor of Media Ethics and Law: Shortly after the end of the American Civil War, journalist. Its essentially a country run by the bludgeon. Delwische further classifies these (and adds a couple of additional classifications) into the following: Word Games Name-calling Labeling people, groups, institutions, etc in a negative manner Glittering generality Labeling people, groups, institutions, etc in a positive manner Euphemisms Words that pacify the audience with blander. The demonisation of the enemys leader Comparing the leader with Hitler is a good start because of the instant images that Hitlers name provokes. Prophetic and precessional Harwell outfox his plasticized schistocarp grated without deviating.
This often occurs unknowingly, but is systemic in nature. As long as everyone accepts the propaganda system, the debate is permissible. The military recognizes the values of media and information control very well. Attack and Destroy the Target Parenti says, When omission proves to be an insufficient mode of censorship and a story somehow begins to reach larger publics, the press moves from artful avoidance to frontal assault in order to discredit the story. Troops and the battlefielda long and mostly losing struggle in the pastbut in discerning between information and disinformation. Ask any journalists and they will tell you that no one tells them what to write or what. Back to top Some Detailed Examples In the following pages, some examples of propaganda and the media are presented.
The New York Times noted a number of important issues including: The US Bush administration has aggressively used public relations to prepackage news. Intensifies the war of words, The Philadelphia Inequirer, October 21, 2001 With the last point above, Siegel is pointing out that as well as enemies having propaganda mechanisms, we also have our own propaganda mechanisms. While this gives the appearance of debate and discussion, often deeper and wider issues are not discussed, thus losing important context. In this technique, the media will resort to discrediting the journalist, saying things like this is bad journalism, etc., thus attempting to silence the story or distract away from the main issue. The proper procedure is to drill them home by constantly presupposing them, so that they become the very condition for discourse.