Tag Archives: right wing propaganda

What Do Republicans Really Mean When They Say “Freedom?”

Let’s be clear. When Republicans talk about “freedom” what they really mean is they should be free to do whatever they want without being tethered by rules, regulations and laws that are there to create a fair and just society. … Continue reading

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Framelab Podcast: Why Defund The Police Failed As A Political Frame

George Lakoff is a retired Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu). Click here for a list of books … Continue reading

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Fox News, Murdoch, A Cancer On Democracies

Something has to be done about it. “Fox is not a news organization. It is a propaganda outfit owned by a foreign family.”

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What To Do About The Propaganda Problem

It’s tough to find someone willing to get in the weeds on the propaganda issue.  Check out this necessarily long article by Julie Hotard, PhD, a psychologist and disinformation expert, social systems analyst, and writer.  To see more of her … Continue reading

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Republican Pollster Frank Luntz Says He’s No Longer A Republican

Frank Luntz is an important figure in how we got here. He has some kind of weird talent that helped Republicans win for decades.   Now he claims to no longer be a Republican. In that way that Republicans have of … Continue reading

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How Can We Activate Democracy’s Immune System?

If we can’t regulate the “news” or even stop trolls and foreign operatives from inciting Americans, how can we activate the “immune system” of democracy? – Thom Hartmann ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political … Continue reading

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Jen Senko: Right Wing Media Is The Core Of Our Problem

Jen Senko’s excellent documentary The Brainwashing of my Dad about the purposeful rise of right wing media in America won a Webbie award this week.  Please watch this conversation about the film. You can see Brainwashing on Prime and some … Continue reading

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How Australia Is Trying To Solve The Murdoch Media Problem

Australia is trying to do something about the problem of right wing propaganda in their country where Rupert Murdoch owns a 59% share of the metropolitan and national print media markets. Australia has one of the highest levels of media … Continue reading

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Frank Luntz Reveals How To Manipulate Public Opinion

“People say that all social media did is give people the mouthpiece to voice what they’ve been thinking for decades. I don’t think they were thinking it. I think we put it into their heads.” – Frank Luntz In case … Continue reading

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Brainwashing Documentary Nominated For Webby Award

“He would have Fox and Limbaugh on at the same time.” Jen Senko was a guest on Thom Hartmann’s program yesterday. Senko is the director and creator of the excellent documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad, a film about the … Continue reading

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