In Quotes

“As some psychiatrist once put it, we all build castles in the air. The problems come when we try to live in them.” — Neil Postman

“In this era of exploding media technologies, there is no truth except for the truth you create for yourself.” — Richard Edelman

“The propagandist is most effective…when his words make us create devils to fight or gods to adore.” — Leonard W. Doob

“Sending clear messages might not make for better relations; we might like each other less the more we understood about one another.” — John Durham Peters

“Truths are illusions of which one has forgotten that they are illusions.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Like any important piece of machinery — television or the computer, for example — language has an ideological agenda that is apt to be hidden from view.” — Neil Postman

“In societies which purport to cherish such notions as freedom of information, freedom of thought, word and deed, what then is this difference between propaganda and education? Perhaps the answer lies in the idea that propaganda tells people what to think whereas education teaches people how to think.” — Philip M. Taylor

2 responses to “In Quotes

  1. How about this one?: “The media are only as liberal as the conservative businesses that own them.” – Unknown

  2. My personal favorite (courtesy of a day-by-day calendar gift…):
    “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”
    -George W. Bush

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