Patrick Henningsen is an American writer, accredited journalist, global affairs analyst, co-founder and executive editor of 21st Century Wire and host of the Sunday Wire weekly radio show and podcast.
Propaganda is a way of spreading information or ideas to influence people’s thoughts and feelings towards a specific cause, group, or idea. It’s often used to persuade or manipulate people’s opinions by presenting information selectively or using emotional appeals.
Journalists often use strong and emotional words to create a particular impression. They carefully choose words that make people feel strongly about a certain topic, whether it’s positive or negative.
Media outlets are known for presenting one side of a story while ignoring opposing viewpoints.
The propaganda multiplier effect plays a key role.
For example, the establishment pushed the Covid and vaccine narratives at the expense of truth, resulting in millions of people blindly believing harmful nonsense such as there being a deadly virus.
Another example is Western media’s deliberate anti-Russia narrative.
Or consider the LGBTQ agenda.
The following is a list of, what I believe to be, propaganda tricks about which to be aware.
- Loaded language
- Selective reporting
- Manipulating images