Who Is The Easiest Propaganda Target?

There are people who’re dismissive of the power of propaganda. When it’s suggested that they consider the possibility that leaders on their side of the aisle might be propagandizing them in ways they haven’t considered, they balk at the possibility. They won’t even consider it. Any attempt to point out the complex nature of propaganda is brushed … More

Up Your What?

New glossary entry: upsource A term I just coined to mean the opposite of subsidiarity. Moving responsibility for something up and out of local or individual control to a higher level of government. For example, medical care for the aging was “upsourced” by LBJ in the 60s with the enactment of Medicare. Similarly, the GOP … More

Propaganda Report Episode 17: Putin Power!

December 22nd, 2016 – Rules for Radicals, Total Information Control, The Allegory of the Cave, Putin’s Power, and much more on this 17th episode of the Propaganda Report. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 17 OF THE PROPAGANDA REPORT If you haven’t, subscribe to the Propaganda Report podcast on iTunes for weekly in-depth propaganda analysis … More

Neo-McCarthyism, or Left vs. Left

As so often happens, a meme is popping up all over at once. (Is that the very definition of a meme?) The same day I wrote “McCarthyism” along the margins of an article in my Wall Street Journal, I also saw the expression “new McCarthyism” in an excellent post I read, The Orwellian War on … More

Sidestream Media: The Backstory (revised & expanded)

by Andreago Ferreira Much is made today of the “mainstream/liberal/establishment media” epitomized by media giants such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, and sometimes The Washington Post. However, relatively little analysis is dedicated to other major media blocs, all of which, despite the assertion that the liberal media is the sole … More

A Message to Electors for Unite America (A Parody Cut)

Unite America made a cringeworthy PSA where they ask Republican electors to flip their vote. They disabled the comments and somehow they also disabled the like/unlike function. I didn’t know you could that. Anyway, I made an alternative cut of their PSA that I think is more appropriate. Here is the parody cut. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULnfRugiRkQ] … More