Rich Elfers’ recent article (“Recognizing propaganda techniques makes them less effective,” published Jan. 16) referenced only President Trump in his article.
I would like to provide the other side.
In the article, under his heading “Bandwagon: everyone is doing it.” It should have included just a few of the hundreds of times the media (which a massive majority is Trump-hating far-left) will use the exact same talking points that it seems were given to the media for that news cycle. Trump says or did something to secure the border and in unison, everyone in the mainstream media parrots the exact same words, “Trump is a racist.” Or when BuzzFeed puts out a lie about the Mueller investigation, that Mueller’s team later that same day called BS on, the media and many elected, all day, went stupid, all using the same wording, they said, “These are grounds for impeachment.” That explains “Bandwagon” Mr. Elfers.
“Card stacking: Highlighting good information and leaving out the bad.” In the case of the media it is a fact that the mainstream media is highlighting bad information, making up bad information and leaving out the good, and shoving it down the throat of anyone listening. 95 percent negative coverage of President Trump. That’s “Card Stacking” Mr. Elfers.
“Name calling.” I’m pretty sure President Trump and his supporters have been called every negative name possible, many not in “Webster’s,” including Rep. Rashida Tlaib calling our president a MFer.
In President Trump’s recent Oval Office speech, he could have removed 100 percent of the “propaganda” on the left by simply thanking Americans for tuning in and proceed to play the many videos showing Chucky Schumer, Pilosi, Clinton, Obama, and other ranking Democrats saying a very short time ago what President Trump is saying today. This, of course, is what a real and fair media would do, but the media today is into “Bandwagon,” “Card Stacking,” and “Name Calling” propaganda techniques.