Gerasimov Doctrine, Russia's Cyberstrategy?

I was just reading an article in the WSJ called Behind Russia’s Cyber Strategy A 2013 article by Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov emphasized importance of cyberwarfare but in typical propaganda fashion, the Gerasimov’s original article was not linked, so I did a little digging, and found Gerasimov’s article translated, but also found that the analyst … More

Morning Joe and Trump

by Andreago Ferreira As I’ve reported in previous blogs, the mainstream media seems to subtly bolster Donald Trump, which is of course contrary to popular opinion which blanket asserts that the mainstream Midtown and D.C. media is squarely against Trump. One of the key specific indications of this was leaked off-air audio from Morning Joe … More

Matthew McConaughey Double Teams A Lincoln Continental With Himself In New Car Ad

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l9yyNW7utk] Our culture is often reflected through entertainment and advertising. Future trends are also foreshadowed. Unless we’re being conditioned to accept a new normal where humans and automobiles have passionate love affairs, its anybody’s guess what the new Lincoln Continental commercial starring Matthew McConaughey is reflecting or foretelling. This commercial is trippy. This is … More

THE MARCH TOWARDS WAR – U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats…History repeats itself again.

From Reuters The United States on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats … More

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