Propaganda

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PROPAGANDA
Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. It is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes. Propaganda uses techniques and, any means to persuade. It can be in writing, speech, music, movies, or any other media access that influences the public’s opinions, feelings, behavior and attitude. Usually people that use propaganda try to give their idea whether it is good or bad. They don’t bother demonstrating the truth through a reasonable argument. Their goal is to get their opinion through for their benefit and interest of the audience. There are seven types of propaganda or seven types of techniques. I will explain each one and give an example to start go with it. One of the techniques is Name Calling; this is one of the most commonly used techniques. Propagandists use this technique to create fear and prejudice by using bad names or any words that will make people go against whatever they are trying to state. This method can come to a conclusion without necessarily having evidence. It often involves sarcasm and making fun of the character. Normally, it is shown on cartoons or writing. (Hoyt, Alia How Propaganda Works Article http://people.howstuffworks.com/propaganda1.htm ) An example of Name Calling is, Hitler he had a fairly successful propaganda campaign against the Jews. He referred to them as "vermin" and "disease". They "came into Europe and corrupted the blood of true Germans...”  In Hitler's famous movie, "The Eternal Jew", pictures of Jewish people dressed poorly and walking along a street were interspersed with pictures of rats running along a wall. So the Jews were visually compared to rats. These symbols had been used against the Jews in Germany for 1000 years, but Hitler was so successful because he employed the mass media...
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