Saturday, March 21, 2015

Discourse control

Last decade or so, discourse control has become so much more sophisticated, pervasive and cynical since Edward Bernays' times. The ISIS snuff videos aggressively promoted by all media outlets, the Russia-Ukraine rift with its shameless shock-propaganda on both sides, the "je suis Charlie" travesty with staged mass selfies by world's leaders... refined techniques, comprehensive scale, deviously clever use of media technology, globally orchestrated delivery.

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