An inside look at how political propaganda operations function

An inside look at how political propaganda operations function

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The art of oppo lies in culling and distributing that kind of information to tell a particular story—a negative story—that will tarnish the incumbent and weaken his or her support. Sometimes researchers will quietly slip it to reporters, hoping it will yield a story and gain the imprimatur of a nonpartisan news outlet.

Source: A Former Obama Operative Built a New Anti-Republican Attack Machine – Bloomberg

Read the whole story to learn how political propaganda machinery operates in the real world.

This is how propaganda messaging is done in practice, and how propagandists use a symbiotic relationship with media outlets to amplify the propagandist’s message. Because almost all political reporting is propaganda messaging spun by someone, I do my best to avoid nearly 100% of political reporting.

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