Tag: propaganda

Living in Fantasy Land – Sunday Coffee Contemplations

I just read an interesting take on political debate and discussion this morning on The Huffington Post by Dan Sweeney: There’s No Arguing With Conservatives…No, Seriously, Scientific Studies Prove It. The researchers at Yale found that providing those with strong conservative beliefs with logically presented, factual refutations of false statements of Bush era policies, such …

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PR People Don’t Just Lie, We’re Unethical Propagandists As Well

Public relations is nothing more than propaganda, or so a different discussion posited At first I couldn’t believe this was a serious discussion, and responded with: Oh, here we go again! Discussing the difference between propaganda and PR is like discussing the difference between a doctor and a stethoscope. Propaganda, publicity, media relations, speechwriting, public relations strategy …

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PR People are Unethical, Manipulative Liars

PR people are unethical, manipulative liars – or so a couple of LinkedIn discussion threads I’ve been following the past few weeks would have you believe. The first thread, in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA National) group, featured a professor who was asked by a student “Do you think PR people are ‘supposed’ …

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Public Relations Vs. Propaganda

Public Relations‘ perpetual problem: It’s Monday morning after a long weekend, I’m trying to chase away the grouchy mood with copious amounts of coffee and the silliness has already started. Waiting in my inbox was a LinkedIn discussion on whether public relations is a form of propaganda or two different concepts. My response follows: Oh, …

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