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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    You might actually have had a valid point if you didn't give in to sensationalism. There is indeed a problem with the politicization of the media in the US. The closest that one can get to recieving neutral information is by taking equally from many different biased news sources. Excepting government regulation (which tends to be horribly off mark la the Fairness Doctrine) there is no easy solution, because however biased and sensationalist our news outlets are, they are that way because it is profitable. There's no market for boring old facts. People want O'Reilly and Olbermann, and they want to hear the news parroting the views they already hold.

    But propaganda and brainwashing...

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    But propaganda and brainwashing...
    Yes, actually.. Viewing all this from the outside, and being a guy who follows a dusin different news sources from more than a handful of countries in a handful of different languages, I would say the problem is THAT severe in the US..
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Thats more the thing I am talking about. People not having any opinion of their own.. Thats very unhealthy, when people adopt the opinions of others without questioning it.
    Welcome to the greatest problem in the middle east.

    People in Palestine, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia DO NOT think for themselves. They think what they are TOLD TO THING by groups like mullahs, Ayetoiletbowls, and some douchebag from the house of Saud.

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    Cool Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Just a poll.. About brainwashing and propaganda directed at the people of the US by their government and media.

    But the again, if you were brainwashed you probably wouldn't know it.


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    With reference to BBC and HBO's "House of Saddam," I asked: "Is HBO biased?" (12-22-08, 04:29 PM)

    You responded:

    "What kind of question is that?

    Its a TV show... A good one also." (Old 12-22-08, 10:25 PM)

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1057857559 (Is HBO biased?)

    You were right, when you said, "if you were brainwashed you probably wouldn't know it." (12-22-08, 10:16 PM...Last edited by Maximus Zeebra : 12-22-08 at 10:40 PM)
    Last edited by DivineComedy; 12-24-08 at 09:28 AM.

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Welcome to the greatest problem in the middle east.

    People in Palestine, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia DO NOT think for themselves. They think what they are TOLD TO THING by groups like mullahs, Ayetoiletbowls, and some douchebag from the house of Saud.
    No no no.. I disagree. The only uniform information channel they follow is the Koran..
    I am not aware of such a problem in the middle east as I am in the United States, mostly because I do not understand Arabic. You may be right, but my feeling is that you are partly wrong from what I know about the middle east and their religion and views on things. I do however think you are right, it could be a very large minority you are talking about, and that is just INSANE, especially considering the way they are fooled into thinking what they think. But then again, I find it that most people in the middle east are far better people than those in the west, they follow strict religious lives without sins, while all we do in the west is sin all the time. I dont sin much, but most people around me sin all the time and behave in rotten ways towards everyone else and inside the society.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by DivineComedy View Post
    With reference to BBC and HBO's "House of Saddam," I asked: "Is HBO biased?" (12-22-08, 04:29 PM)

    You responded:

    "What kind of question is that?

    Its a TV show... A good one also." (Old 12-22-08, 10:25 PM)

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1057857559 (Is HBO biased?)

    You were right, when you said, "if you were brainwashed you probably wouldn't know it." (12-22-08, 10:16 PM...Last edited by Maximus Zeebra : 12-22-08 at 10:40 PM)


    Its a very entertaining show.. So what? Why do you come to this thread with it?
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Sometimes our brains get dirty and they need washing.

    I've always been told I have a dirty mind, so maybe I'm overdue for a scrubbing.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Just because most of the media repeats what is new and sensationally reported by other reporters doesn't meant that there is a concerted effort at brainwashing the public. The media should inform, not parrot the latest rumors....
    The only thing I see related to brainwashing is allowing our kids to quit school while still ignorant. A certain level of education is essential if they are to be able to sift truth from all the chaff out there.
    Propaganda is a different thing, though
    My teacher son says some schools are teaching the kids how the media uses commercials to tell lies, a good thing to know that carries over to how politicians manipulate and/or "manufacture" the truth.
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