Propaganda

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Propaganda

  1. 1. Quickwrite:Write about what comesto mind as you see thisimage.Prompts if you’re stuck:Is this intimidating?Outdated? Humorous?Can it be applied today?Do you agree with themessage? Why or whynot?
  2. 2. PROPAGANDATake a look at the following images and see if you can determine the meaning of this term.
  3. 3. So what is propaganda?The use of biased information to promote a point of view.
  4. 4. Tactics of Propaganda• Fear appeal• Rumor• Innuendo• Slogan• Repetition• Bandwagon• Doublespeak/euphemism
  5. 5. Fear Appeal • Attempts to frighten people into agreeing
  6. 6. Rumor • A story of doubtful truth
  7. 7. Innuendo• A subtle, derogatory remark or image
  8. 8. Slogan • A short, memorable phrase
  9. 9. Repetition• The normalization and acceptance of an idea by showing it over and over.• Example: – The repetition of Saddam Hussein’s name in conjunction with the 9/11 attacks made 41% of poll-takers in 2007 believe he was in fact responsible.
  10. 10. Bandwagon• Persuasive technique that gets everyone to join in• Similar to peer pressure
  11. 11. Doublespeak/Euphemism• Doublespeak: unclear language (see right)• Euphemism: a milder term used for a negative idea – “wardrobe malfunction” – “vertically challenged” “Euphemism harmless and sometimes entertaining. By contrast, doublespeak is dishonest and dangerous." Julian Burnside, Word Watching

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