Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Propaganda: A Case Study

A story syndicated in the October 23rd edition of Washington's Spokesman Review (one of the "two worst" newspapers in the United States, according to Harry Truman, by the way) is syndicated from the Associated Press. In the opening paragraph it says
...an alarming new study finds that carbon dioxide is increasing in the atmosphere faster than expected.
Now, it may be true that such a study was conducted, and that carbon dioxide is in fact increasing in the atmosphere, and at an unexpected speed.

But publishing such information implies that it's relevant.

1 comment:

  1. The study is alarming in the eyes of whom?

    And who's to say that the original expectations were right or accurate?

    People love to find anything to freak out about.

    "Nothing to run from is worse than something." ~ Switchfoot


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