Goebbels' Principles of Propaganda #10
Listening to the Enemy
MATERIAL FROM ENEMY PROPAGANDA MAY BE UTILIZED IN OPERATIONS WHEN IT HELPS DIMINISH THAT ENEMY'S PRESTIGE OR LENDS SUPPORT TO THE PROPAGANDIST'S OWN OBJECTIVE
It was a classic “use their words against them” strategy. At one point, the Nazis published a ten point list of the lies told by Churchill to sway the press in neutral countries. It worked.
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This is another propaganda tactic that just doesn’t survive into the 21st century all that well. We can see, even in current conflicts, a Battle of the Interpretations for a photo of a bombed building. First, it is blamed on one side. Second, more information and context is available, and the other side is responsible. Third, true-blue supporters of the first narrative find a way to say they were right all along. This continues forever. Generally a consensus is formed, but the arguing and counterpoints never stop.
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