TL;DR Summary: HOW IT WORKS: An Internet meme sounds plausible but it is not true at all. The best propaganda usually sounds plausible! Method: Assertion (all untrue). Goal: To encourage doubts about the Obamas. Since it does not call for a specific action by the viewer, this could be considered “pre-propaganda” preparing the target for later messaging and a call to action. Scorecard: Widely distributed in right wing circles even though it is false.
TL;DR Summary: Greenspan never said this. Prof. Noam Chomsky said this quote to illustrate what he thought of Greenspan. HOW IT WORKS – This is a fake “Appeal to Authority” using one’s thoughts on Greenspan as leverage. The poster asserts that Greenspan said this and readers want to believe it is true, therefore, it must be true! Methods: Appeal to authority, Assertion (of false quote), transference Goal: To associate or “transfer” dislike of bankers to Republicans. Scorecard: Successful as propaganda….