Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Snake like, turns and bites the holder

My only Pope-related post.

A couple of smart cookies in the comments of this post, War Montage Disrespectful To A Man Of Peace, at Newshounds;

Faux is once again combining disparate ideas in news media to weld them together in a new interpretation of reality. This widow's grief is being combined with viewer grief for the Pope so that Iraq will resonate as a necessary Holy War for viewers in years to come. They are masters of propaganda in so many ways. Faux is just sickening.

Posted by: Kent Brockman at April 5, 2005 12:35 AM


Exactly! Exactly! Exactly! What Fox perpetrated was a willful and utterly despicable propagandistic techniques. Kudos to whoever produced this segment - they sure know their eye-brain psychology and propaganda techniques!

Specifically, such juxtapositions are know as "Idea-Associative" montage sequeces (aka "The Kuleshov Effect") and they're very powerful. Such techniques were pioneered by the soviets in the early 20th century for the use in government propaganda films.

Nice to see techniques like Idea-Associative montage - which is esentially a form of brainwashing, being re-visited NOW - right here in the good old USA, courtesy of Fox News.

Posted by: BushIsOurRuination at April 5, 2005 07:26 AM