There are obvious propagandistic advantages in popularizing lies
and paradoxes of political agendas. Successfully published false
propaganda tends to take on a face when added to ideas people already
hold as true.
In actuality, rhetoric combined with false logic is being used
more and more in TV programming. Writers of fiction have been engaged
to inject messages of the right and left-wingers bias political
Is news propaganda? No, but how it’s presented can be. The
success of propaganda depends on reaching target audiences throughout
its media. Let it be understood, that certain news medias are owned
by left-wingers and their political agenda always serves their positioned
political figures that are running for office. As bad as that may
seem, it’s true.
It seems that the news medias aren’t the only outlet for
political fodder. Now, writers are being paid to interject political
views into TV shows using subliminal messages or half-truths.
Black and white family sitcoms and sitcoms created for the younger
set (20 to 30 years) are presently quite popular and are excellent
open-door slide-in advantages to channel viewing propaganda without
viewers noticing they are being propagandized. (What grabs me the
most is the constant canned laughter).
A good example is the 4th all time ranking show: All in the
Family, which featured the character Archer Bunker portraying
a bigot. Others include the two famous animated cartoon television
shows created by Mike Judge: Beavis and Butt-Head, and
King of the Hill, which he created for the political right-wing
Fox Broadcasting Television network.
Propaganda, whether it be used for political or product commercializing
propaganda combined with a flavor of truth, is easily created with
the magic of words.
Even religion doesn’t escape being propagandized. Again,
Fox commissioned Trey Parker and Matt Scott to do a sitcom on Comedy
Central about the Prophet Muhammad, which received a “ warning”
about their presentation of the prophet in a bear’s costume.
Waging a war against a mythical higher authority goes beyond me.
Parker’s and Scott’s “That’s My Bush”
political satire/sitcom created to clean-up the past President’s
Bush’s image is another good example of my subject.
If you want to take a walk back in time to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s
antislavery novel “Uncle
Tom’s Cabin” (1852) which became quite
a controversial novel in its time, sometimes considered a propaganda
novel, when actually it’s probably a “social problem”
Let’s face it Hollywood has been using subliminal advertising
or a form of propaganda in movies for years. Remember a pack of
cigarettes on a table in a tender or action scene, or a coke bottle
setting somewhere off to the left in a war movie. These are forms
of subliminal advertising.