RHSimard Wrote:
Jan 31, 2013 12:47 AM
From the article: "Former Vice President Al Gore. He said: '(George W. Bush's) executive branch has made it a practice to try and control and intimidate news organizations, from PBS to CBS to Newsweek.'" Our current emperor, of course, does not have to bend the media his way. Instead he is doing Joseph Goebbels proud with his skilful exploitation of today's media to maintain a constant broadcast to an adoring public, the way Goebbels was among the first to make use of radio and movies (as more than mere newsreels) to manipulate public opinion. Bad as he is, it's hardly fair to liken Obama to Hitler (just as it was regarding Bush as the article describes). But negative propaganda and cheap theatrics have become useful tools.