This was one of those “maybe you should get a second opinion” moments.
Sidney Powell, an attorney on former President Trump’s legal team, relied on time travel to confirm her claims of election fraud in 2020. She went on Fox News and told the world that Trump was cheated out of a second term as President based on those time travels. Fox News repeated her claims and is now paying $787.5 million dollars for it.
That’s a lot of moola.
Pitfalls of Propaganda
Our Friday articles focus on propaganda. So here goes:
Propaganda is the more or less systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols (words, gestures, banners, monuments, music, clothing, insignia, hairstyles, designs on coins and postage stamps, and so forth).
Fox News manipulated beliefs and attitudes in the United States by repeating that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen. Human beings, upon hearing the same thing
repeatedly, start to believe it to be true. And it was repeated 25 times an hour for 24 hours a day. The effort was systemic and coordinated. We know this because of all the private chat messages that showed top Fox management insisting its “reporters” repeat the election fraud lie to their audiences. A lot.
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