Friday, April 11, 2003

Weapons of Mass Persuasion

LT Smash declares Saddam (atleast as good as) dead as supposed Iraqi people struggle to topple a giant statue of Saddam. Very symbolic heh? Looks great on TV doesn’t it?

Sometimes perspective is hard to keep in focus…. (what was this war all about again?)

But.... before we get all wrapped up in this celebration and jubilantly declare the war over, there exists suggestions of media manipulations and propaganda and psy-ops (like most people even know what a psy-ops is).

Some people say the entire statue episode was completely staged by the military who used the media to this end. Some people suggest merely that viewers were mislead by over zealous media outlets. Some may suggest you can’t trust the corporate media, or anything you watch on TV. If I may be so bold, I would suggest that you consider everything you see or hear very carefully with discernment, prejudice and a healthy skepticism.

But then again…… The medium is the message……

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