Modern Propaganda Examples
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.
He is an “old school’ investigative reporter who continues to hunt down the truth today. I don’t agree with everything he says but he is one voice among many that are speaking out. The excerpt by Roberts is about a tweet by the US ambassador in Ukraine that is deemed a fake.
Midway through the article is a revealing quote about how a propaganda narrative is formed and lowered into place. In the rush by the media to place a narrative you should be evaluating the following…
What Evidence Is Being Presented For The Sudden Surety of Facts if Any?
They absolutely know it was a Russian made Buk Missile days before investigators get on the ground.
What Information is Irrelevant To Establishment Of Fact That Keeps Getting Repeated Across News Channels?
Being Russian-made doesn’t ensure that Russians were using it to shoot down an airliner.
What Facts Can You Uncover That Will Come Out Later That Serve To Invalidate The Official Narrative Which By Then Is Largely Undisputed?
They will get scant coverage on main stream media. You will have to be plugged into alternative news sources that you trust that still seek the truth and ask probing questions.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has declared the purported satellite photos placed on Twitter by the US Ambassador in Ukraine as fakes.
I could tell that the images were fakes not only from their low resolution and absence of proper designation, but also from the unprofessional way in which the information was released.
Of course, many users of social media would have no experience and could easily fall for the hoax, which was clearly the US government’s intention.
The anti-Russian propaganda campaign being conducted by Washington follows in the footsteps of the campaigns conducted against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad, and Iran. Washington’s campaign of lies against Russia proves the absence of integrity in the US government and is reckless as it can lead to war.
Peter Duveen, who commented on my article exposing the State Department hoax, explained that having foreknowledge of news events that Washington orchestrates allows Washington to control the explanation before any evidence is available. By the time evidence is gathered, the narrative is established and the evidence ignored:
Part of the US propaganda mill’s effort is into forming the conversation. Once certain narratives take hold, true or untrue, they edge out other narratives. So the effort is to get control of the narrative, to form the conversation with whatever materials, usually false, are available. Then, of course, the false information will be referenced as true, and the direction of the narrative will be fixed. The narrative being lowered into place, for example, is that Russia was somehow responsible for the downing of Flight 17. With the help of the media, the hope is that the narrative will gain momentum. Eventually, if it catches properly, it will be impossible to question, just as people are considered freaks who question the official narrative of 9-11. That is why the narratives are introduced as quickly as possible. Thus, we saw how quickly it was announced that Flight 17 was brought down by a surface to air missile. That would lead me to believe that it was actually not brought down by a surface to air missile. So also with this incredibly amateurish effort regarding Russian shelling of Ukrainian positions. Russian reaction is never obtained in the articles about it, and it is no longer mentioned that Russian territory has been shelled by the Ukrainian military.
The American propaganda machine is alive and well. You can find modern propaganda examples everywhere on a daily basis. Refuse to get your news delivered via the TV. You must explore alternative media sources like talk radio, the internet and subscription newsletters or programming.
Learn more about 20th century propaganda examples here
Even as the view of America as a rogue state consolidates abroad, Americans appear largely bystanders at the spectacle of their government running amok. People forget the myriad instances of their government’s flouting of the Constitution and international legal norms– if ever they were aware of them in the first place–accepting to live in the increasingly pernicious “new normal” with little protest.