CNN Hones Propaganda Skills

Just turned on CNN to catch the headlines. The network is running a report about Iraq and the likely upcoming war.

The channel is also, in the middle of a supposed news report, playing ominous-sounding music in the background while the anchor/reporter talks and the images are displayed on the screen. This is a technique movie-makers use to stir up viewers’ emotions. It works.

Most likely the purpose of this technique is to make the broadcast more interesting. But it’s smells of propaganda, not serious journalism.

CNN’s credibilty has been shrinking for some time. This kind of overt viewer manipulation puts it closer and closer to zero.


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