How the media management regime of the Aquino Government mirrors that of Nazi Germany

Go figure. Certain media outlets like Rappler.com, and its cadre of “online journalists”, for example, seem to have first crack at “reporting” stories about administration “achievements”. The biggest media conglomerate in the country, biggest broadsheet and online news site, and the most popular mass entertainers all seem to exhibit a palpable bias towards the Yellow ideology of the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan in the way they deliver their content and “craft”. Even erstwhile respected foreign publications like BusinessWeek now seem to be part of this propaganda infrastructure.

Not surprisingly, the way media and information dissemination is organised commercially and bureaucratically in the Philippines seems to now closely parallel that of the National Socialist (Nazi) regime of German dictator Adolf Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. This uncanny parallel can be best appreciated by checking out the following excerpt from the book Age of Propaganda (Pratkanis and Aronson, W.H. Freeman & Co. 2001)…

Having learned from the Allied efforts in World War I the value of an organization capable of coordinating and delivering effective propaganda, Hitler established an apparatus of his own. This orgaization was privy to all the dealings of the Reich and had the responsibility of selling the government’s actions to the masses. To head up this organization, Hitler selected as his Minister of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, the son of a lower-middle-class Catholic family from a small town in the Rhineland. Goebbels served as minister of propaganda from the time the Nazis came to power in 1933 until he committed suicide (after first poisoning his six children) near the end of the war. To get a flavor of what Nazi propaganda was really like, let’s look at a few of the persuasion tactics used.

One of the first, and most important, tasks of the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda was to gain control of the mass media and to attract the attention of the masses. In the United States, Hitler and Goebbels hired public relations firms in an attempt to secure favorable press coverage of the regime. In Germany, Nazis controlled journalists and filmmakers through a mixture of punishments and rewards […]. The Nazi regime made certain that it was the primary source of news and easily accessible to certain journalists. This treatment was extended to include foreign correspondents thus putting U.S. reporters in a quandary: Report news unfavorable to Nazi Germany (such as the treatment of Jews) and be expelled or sanitize the news and be able to continue reporting.

The Nazis gained the attention of the masses by making their propaganda entertaining. For example, Nazi posters used eye-catching graphics such as bold print and slashing, violent lines as well as attention-getting headlines. Radio news programs were often packaged as entertainment, featuring famous singers and celebrities. The 1936 Olympics, which were held in Berlin, were used as a vehicle to promote the image of a strong “Aryan” nation and to build the self-esteem of the German people. During the Olympic games, foreign correspondents were treated like royalty and given tours of the “successes” of the regime; as a result, many U.S. journalists filed stories stating that previous reports of attacks on Jews were either unfounded or greatly exaggerated. With such complete control of the press, radio, theater, cinema, music, and the arts, the essential themes of the Nazi party were repeated and repeated.


[Photo courtesy My Calbayog Diary.]

Coming back to the Philippines, much of the traditional media complex of the country is already under the control of oligarchs who owe much to the Aquino-Cojuangco dynasty. Even long before the 2009-2010 presidential campaign of current president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, the foundation for the awesome propaganda infrastructure of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan had already been lain. When the dust cleared in the aftermath of the 1986 “People Power” Edsa “Revolution”, the embryos of what are now two of the largest media outlets in the country — the monolithic ABS-CBN Network and the Aquino family newsletter, the Philippine Daily Inquirer — stood tall as “heroes” and went on to become the biggest beneficiaries of this “revolution”. Its owners continue laughing all the way to the bank — not a bad deal in exchange for the small utang-ng-loob (debt of gratitude) they owe to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan.

The only greenfield left for the propaganda machine of the Yellow Mob to take control of was social media. Interestingly enough, as the battle for the ouster of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona loomed in the horizon in late 2011 and early 2012, Rappler.com popped up out of nowhere pitching itself as a “social news network”, a concept that even Rappler “thought leaders” fail to convincingly define clearly to this day.

As expected, as soon as the site was plugged and humming, Rappler “online journalist” Marites Vitug fired one of the opening salvos on the Opposition when she trumped-up what was then the controversial issue of Corona’s being granted a doctorate degree by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in a “report” she published on the self-described “social news network” site. Vitug’s rather revealing overzealousness in what turned out, on closer scrutiny, to be sloppy investigative reporting on her part all but brought to light the question of who the financial backers of this new “social news network” could be — a piece of crucial information that, as far as we know, Rappler.com has so far been silent about.

The rest, as we know now, is history.

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Gogs
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Some people claim that GRP is negative? For what? Not taking what the administration and their ideological allies at face value?? Some politicians know that they are insulting people with intelligence and discretion in order to “reach” the masses. The current administration though is not even self aware to make that concession. They really think they are competent enough to have the whole nation eating out of their hand. To quote the Who “We’re not gonna take it, never did and never will”. The President of 95 million is supposed to be among the brightest and the best. Not only… Read more »
Aegis-Judex
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There was this guy who invoked the divine right of kings to justify PNoy’s rule… Frankly, that statement sickened me.

Gogs
Member

Yellow army will justify their beliefs by hook or by crook. Never by rational concrete measures.

Aegis-Judex
Guest

Back in the day, the Yellows were considered Yellow Nazis… Harsher in Hindsight much?

Gogs
Member

Nazis will think we are insulting them.

Anonymous
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@Gogs

Only idiots like fishball will think GRP is negative.
Only idiots like them are full of negativity and only idiots will think that Pnoy is the greatest president.

Gogs
Member

As moronic as Noynoy Aquino is , there are the words of Obi Wan Kenobi:

http://cornholiogogs.multiply.com/video/item/52/Obi-Wan.mp4

of course Fishball is part of that. The fact he is employed by the Communications Department of Malacanang regardless.

ChinoF
Member

Anybody who points out problems that are obvious, but others blind themselves to these problems, tends to be seen as negative.

Elwe Thingol
Guest

So true,

Care to divulge the other similarities between Nazis and Yellows?

For example, festooning the swastika / yellow ribbon on everything even in funerals.

“Consecrating” all those who swear before him as pure despite having served the so-called unlamented GMA regime”

Etc

Der Fuhrer
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Here is another look with a twist from the 10 most evil propaganda techniques used by the Nazis: 1.”Using symbolic imagery.” The Yellow Ribbon, Posters, Photo-Ops, Videos, Billboards, Relief Goods Epal, heroism and sainthood etc. 2.”Scapegoating of minorities.” Blame the Informal settlers for the flooding, the People of Mindanao for the Blackouts, the Intellectuals and Free Thinkers for their Criticism, etc. 3.”Controlling Mass Media.” Secure cooperation from friendly yellow members of the press and radio/TV broadcast companies and the internet. Create a central communications a.k.a. propaganda group with malware attack capability. Buy a.k.a. bribe thru handsome pay envelopes media people… Read more »
Jona-s
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Der Fuhrer,

The so-called ‘techniques used by the Nazis’ you showed is obviously your way of demonizing Noynoy. However, because it lacks what I think was the most essential feature, it looks like a lame excuse to pounce and attack Noynoy.

Even if true, those you enumerated would amount to nothing because it has no legs to stand on.

BenK
Editor

Then why don’t you actually refute them.

jona-s
Guest

Let’s wait for Der Fuhrer’s rebuttal first.

Felipe
Guest

Good job, Der Fuhrer! The parrallels are uncanny. The Germans were also racists like Filipinos, except Filipinos, unlike the Germans, have to resort to skin-whitening products or go to Belo for nose jobs. The Germans were triumphalists like lots of Filipinos are today, although the Germans were and still are actually scientifically and technologically savvy—so perhaps have reason to be such, while Filipinos as a people are not—hence, Pinoy triumphalism is hollow and empty, i. e. puro yabang lang— and the media and the yellow group are simply exploiting this Filipino triumphalist sentiment.

Proud Pinoy!

FallenAngel
Member

Pray tell, then, what is this most essential feature that it lacks?

You’re not refuting any arguments, dakilang mangongontra ka lang eh.

jona-s
Guest

FallenAngel,

Let’s wait for Der Fuhrer to respond because it was his post that I commented on. I want to give him the opportunity to justify or support his view.

Pwede ring manghula ka if you think you know what I was referring to as “the most influential feature” lacking in the allegation made by Der Fuhrer. Until then, let’s wait.

ChinoF
Member

I don’t know, I see legs all around. The observations supporting these points of Der Fuhrer are so apparent.

coolass
Guest

the only difference though is that HITLER is an efficient leader…

tonybac
Guest

Also, Hitler wants a glorious Germany under his Third Reich, becoming Masters of the World…I believe it is an insult to Hitler comparing N/A to him (but after all that he had done (HOLOCAUST), well, he deserved to be compared to N/A)

BenK
Editor

No, Hitler himself was an idiot, and most of his inner circle were, too. Read William Shirer. The difference was, the people who actually did all the work, the folks several rungs down the ladder, were the same efficient Germans they’d always been.

upnngrad
Guest

so will some of the Rappler-folks be considered…. better than idiots?

Are they in it (**Yellow Movement**) for more than money and power? Of course, there is VENGEANCE, but will any of them even mouth the praise “…. for the greater good”?

Hyden Toro
Guest

Hitler was mentally ill…

jona-s
Guest

Even among you, Anti-Noynoys, there is disagreement as to what HItler is. One says he is efficient; another says, he’s an idiot. Then there is one who claims that he was mentally ill.

So you see, the comparison really rests on shaky ground for lack of unanimity with regard to Hitler’s character, behavior or sanity.

Hyden Toro
Guest

Adolf Hitler, who was a Corporal in the German Army in world War I. Was diagnosed by the Army Psychiatrist, as mentally ill. He was discharged with that diagnosis. He became a drifter, then moved to Bavaria, Germany; where he started his political career of the NAZI German Party.

ChinoF
Member

Actually, we all agree here that we like neither leader.

fishball
Guest

ABS CBN and PDI were returned to the rightful owners because it was stolen from them by Marcos.

Felipe
Guest

Nobody likes to be stolen from, including the HL farmers.

fishball
Guest

The high court under Sereno already ordered its distribution.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Source for the record or yours is just pure hearsay, idiot. 😛

ChinoF
Member

Uhm, wasn’t it Corona who was still Chief Jutice when the distribution order was given? Sereno even dissented against distributing it. She wants the government to pay the HL owners something like P10-B.

jona-s
Guest

HL stolen from the farmers? When did the farmers owned HL?

They are asking the gov’t. to award it to them. They are not the owner of HL. Please do not distort the truth.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

You’re the one who is distorting the truth. 😛

In fact, HL should be part of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program under Cory yet she never included the whole HL to be distributed, which ignited the Mendiola Massacre. Because in every Land Reform law, the lands owned by rich families should be given to the farmers.

It seems you just want to justify the Hacienda Luisita massacer in 2004, which prompted the Aquinos to go against Arroyo. And the rest is history.

Felipe
Guest
Jona-s
Guest

Daido,

One question, who owns HL?

I asked you that because Felipe is already talking of another issue. Obviously, he cannot answer the question. So, your turn.

Felipe
Guest
@Jona-s Felipe is already talking of another issue. Obviously, he cannot answer the question. So, your turn. The answer is there and more! Just because you refuse to acknowledge the facts doesn’t mean they suddenly didn’t exist. Get Real! Mahina ka na talaga if it has to be spelled out for you..ABC lang yan. The answer is explicitly written in the video, panoorin mo lang mabuti. It will also help you learn to use common historical sense and simple reasoning. I hope it’s not yet too late for you. Unfortunately, people here will not pay you or match whatever you… Read more »
Ernie
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HL is supposed to have been owned by the farmers in 1968, as condition for the loan granted to the cojuancos to buy the land with government guarantee. This is the undistorted truth Jona.

ChinoF
Member

I recall the HL owners bought the plantation using a government loan in the 1950s, with a condition to give it to the farmers after 10 years. Fast forward to 2012, typical swapang Filipino bigwigs don’t want to live up to promises.

Domingo Arong
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ChinoF Below are links to the 5-part historical series on Hacienda Luisita that appeared online in GMA Network Special Events from January 2010: Part 1: Hacienda Luisita’s past haunts Noynoy’s future The issues surrounding Hacienda Luisita are being seen as the first real test of character of presidential hopeful Noynoy Cojuangco Aquino, whose family has owned the land since 1958. Our research shows that the problem began when government lenders obliged the Cojuangcos to distribute the land to small farmers by 1967, a deadline that came and went. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/181877/news/specialreports/hacienda-luisita-s-past-haunts-noynoy-s-future Part 2: Cory’s land reform legacy to test Noynoy’s political will… Read more »
Domingo Arong
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Chino F Below are links to the 5-part historical series on Hacienda Luisita that appeared in GMA Network Special Events from January 2010: Part 1: Hacienda Luisita’s past haunts Noynoy’s future The issues surrounding Hacienda Luisita are being seen as the first real test of character of presidential hopeful Noynoy Cojuangco Aquino, whose family has owned the land since 1958. Our research shows that the problem began when government lenders obliged the Cojuangcos to distribute the land to small farmers by 1967, a deadline that came and went. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/181877/news/specialreports/hacienda-luisita-s-past-haunts-noynoy-s-future Part 2: Cory’s land reform legacy to test Noynoy’s political will… Read more »
Daido Katsumi
Guest
Lies. It was the Lopez clan who started the trouble, not Marcos. Here’s a little story about the Lopez family: the Lopez clan were universally despised in the late 60′s for throwing a grandiose and very expensive party in Manila (with European royalty, no less) at a time when the country was in a bad way. The were publicly censured by no less than Old Marcos himself. Don Eugenio decided there and then that Marcos was an enemy, and Marcos obliged by jailing some Lopezes and confiscating ABS-CBN during Martial Law. Lopez family are NOT Philippine pillars of good society;… Read more »
maloulew27
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Actually, ABS CBN and PDI were not stolen by Marcos. It asked the Marcos government to bail out its loan because then both facilities were on the verge of closure, and the owners were not able to pay the loan when it matured. So, the government stepped in & took control of it. And when Cory took over, she just gave it away without obliging the Lopezes to pay for their debts to the government. Please ask Enrile about it. He knows, and that was feautured in the news. So, your accusation is misplaced.

Hyden Toro
Guest

Then, they become the propaganda machine network of the Aquinos, as payback…

ChinoF
Member

Last I heard, ABS CBN had massive unpaid debt, so they were confiscated accordingly. PDI? I think Marcos never seized it, since it came out after his rule, am I right?

fishball
Guest

dont rank rappler below idiots because they are veteran journalists.

Felipe
Guest

Even veteran journalists can be blinded by money and ambition and are willing to be used or exploited by rich or influential people like what is happening to rappler. Rappler is the yellow party’s internet presstitute or propaganda machine.

fishball
Guest

thats a Gloria mindset.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Gloria never demonized anyone other than your BS Aquino III. That’s a Yellow Mindset.

I’m sure you’re happy to get paid. 😀

Felipe
Guest

@fishball

Then you are saying that Gloria has a superior mindset than BS Aquino.

No wonder BS Aquino is also called AbNoy.

ChinoF
Member

You mean a Lee Kuan Yew mindset? Even he said Philippine journalists can be bribed.

IKARROS
Guest

exactly @Felipe the best example of envelopmental journalism

Gogs
Member
Rappler staff like you Fishball extol Noynoy Aquino. A man who had no notable accomplishments or actions at age 50. A man who took advantage of his own mother’s death to gather the sympathy/ pansin vote of this nation. A man who could not lead his way out of a paper bag with a lightsabre. A man who acts like he holds the monopoly of virtue yet has never exhibited any. A man who tells the media and the courts what to do. A man who shows no poise or grace in performing his executive functions. A man who is… Read more »
fishball
Guest

We cant mirror Aquino Government to Nazi. The current administration is a peaceful one since no blood shed during EDSA 1. It gave us freedom with the leadership of Cory. Unlike Nazi which are dictated, controlled and warfreak.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Of course we can. The ‘People Power’ nonsense is more like a smokescreen to put Cory and other rich families in power. We’re not free since we are a laughingstock and it all started after Marcos left.

So where’s the ‘freedom’ you’re talking about? We’re not free economically.

ChinoF
Member

No bloodshed? How about August 23, 2010?

RF Garcia
Guest

Aha Fishball our Goebbel’s recruit is back with wrong grammar and irrelevant comment to boot. The real issue is not who owns and call the shots in the current media propaganda outlets and how they are manipulating and brainwashing the gullible Filipinos.

fishball
Guest

The media we have now is a free media – not the propaganda media your talking about.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

HERP DERP! ABS-CBN, Inquirer and even Rappler are full of bias so the propaganda media is true after all.

Free media, my a$$. XD

Gogs
Member

Fishball,

Wake up and smell the durian. You work for the propaganda machine. You and the Minister of Truth are funded by us tax paying citizens to stifle our own discourse. A right we have in a free society. Do the right thing and abolish your ministry and take those funds and start educating the poor on how to make a living .

fishball
Guest

kahit na ano pa ang paninira mo, ang presidente ay patuloy pa rin sa masipag nyang pagtatrabaho para sa ikauunlad ng Pilipinas na sinira ng nkaraang administrasyon.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Lies. Ang nagsira talaga si Noynoy because he knows NOTHING. Talagang totoo lamang ang lumalabas tungkol kay noynoy. Langya anong pagiging proud mo sa anim nyang taon sa senado kundi matulog lamang? Walang bill na ipasa kahit magsarili sya! Parehas din kayong dalwa pero dahil mas tamad sya kay sa iyo, naging pangulo ng bansa sa pangalan lang. At ang mga taong may magandang idea sa politiko, sila ang hindi nagiging lider. Puro mga palpak lang.:P

You said that because that was the biased media tells you. Sarap maging TANGA, ‘no?

fishball
Guest

” Rappler , The Social News Network.
Uncompromised
journalism that inspires
smart conversation and
a thirst for change. ”

They are working as independent unlike your worthless declaration.

fishball
Guest

One thing I like in Rappler that makes it unique from other websites is feedback about a readers feeling on the article. Magagaling talaga sila!

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Bobo. Magagaling talaga silang magmanipula! 😛 Well, most of the readers there are like sheep who had gone astray, being brainwashed since Rappler is composed of ABS-CBN guys. Period.

Anonymous
Guest

@fishball
Magaling talaga? Bobo, magaling lang silang mga sinungaling. Kaya pala palagi kang napapahiya kasi nagpapaloko ka sa kanila.
Bumalik ka nalang kay carandang at sabihin mo na balewala ang attempt mong manggulo dito.

thunderbutt
Guest

Nobody listen to pro abnoy journalist.
timeline of Corona impeachment, FDAP,DAP
small lady, HC,Cory’s constitution for oligarch.yellow zombies propaganda.No more EDSA revolution cost nobody finance from yellow

Daido Katsumi
Guest

That is their statement? Fact is that the former was a worthless declaration.

You’re now whored by Rappler. Deal with it, twit. 😛

Hyden Toro
Guest

It’s a very sad part of Human History…Six million people perished in the Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. They include: Jews; German political opponents; Disabled and Retarded Germans; Ethnic minorities, etc…The Aquino regime is following the tactics, and steps of Nazi’s Geobbels…
The concentration camp was in the middle of the Town of Dachau, Germany. The stink of rotting bodies was ten(10) miles away around the Town. Yet, people were afraid to complain.
They just said: “Howl with the Wolves!!!”. We must not let it happen again…

Aegis-Judex
Guest

I have to nitpick on this… Those 6 million dead? That’s just the Jewish casualties of the Holocaust. Most others (LGBT, Poles, Russians, etc.) totaled at least 5 million.

fishball
Guest

The current administration stands with democracy, that is, everything goes through a process and everyone can live their own way.

Daido Katsumi
Guest

Lies. Everything under the Noynoy admin doesn’t go through process. Fact is that even the impeachment of Corona is railroaded. Oh, and even the DOJ travel ban imposed on Arroyo. Desperate much? 😛

This form of government you talking about certainly isn’t our current democracy. The people make a spectator sport of it, turn into a mob when it goes haywire and lay reason to do such an act as ‘people power’. I guess not following the process and being orderly and upstanding citizens is not ‘people power’ as well eh?

thunderbutt
Guest

Fishball, if your presidant really want daang matuwid,why he just disband the congress full of shit.

jona-s
Guest
How many millions perished under Noynoy? Are there concentration camps in the Phil.? How ’bout political prisoners, are there any? The comparison between Noynoy and Hitler is really mind-boggling. Where is the common sense? WHERE IS THE CRITICAL THINKING THE “GET REAL” ARE SO PARTICULAR OF? How can so many people be so crazy at the same time? How can people be so cruel and so vicious to only think of bad things against other people? How can one go through the motion and just follow the trend without thinking of the moral implication of their action? The German people… Read more »
Daido Katsumi
Guest
Missing the point and you’re taking things too literally. Hitler and Noynoy have something in common: they have the media in their backs and using it as a propaganda machine. That’s the whole point. Think about it: The US President Thomas Jefferson once stated that tyranny is “An oppressive power exerted over the minds of people”. That statement is the one that applies best to The Philippine situation. The proponents of tyranny no longer strut around carrying toledo blades, krag rifles and those bayonet tipped guns used to skewer babies during the Japanese era. The tyrants that grip The Filipino… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
Guest

Agreed 100%! I won’t bother to rebut jona-s. He does not seem to understand the article title or read the free, critical press.

The dictator, autocrat, tyrant and/or monocracy is real. It uses and abuses democracy against democracy by manipulating minds through propaganda.

So they repeat lies over and over again to destroy perceived enemies. Already guilty before trial? The machinery of state controlled and used against perceived enemies? Government controlled by the man with a media machinery also hypnotizing the fanatic, gullible, ignorant and opportunist sectors of the population? Only in the Philippines.

Jona-s
Guest

Hitler and Noynoy have something in common: they have the media in their backs and using it as a propaganda machine.

And that’s the reason Noynoy is like Hitler now? Mababaw.

You have to prove and identify, if really true, which I highly doubt, those who are conniving with Noynoy. What you are doing, and some here, is exaggerating to the max. Sort of the boy who cries wolf.

The comparison with Hitler is really hilarious.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

@jona-s

Let us examine the title of the article again… “How the Media Management Regime of the Aquino Government mirrors that of Nazi Germany.”

Who said anything about concentration camps? Besides, it was fishball who stated in one stupid post that We should be all put into reeducation camps? Does it/he/she know something we don’t? This is also off tangent… We do have a history of murders and massacres in this country.

jona-s
Guest

Der Fuhrer – Who said anything about concentration camps?

Six million people perished in the Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. – Hyden Toro

tehot
Guest

i don’t read anything about noynoy’s concentration camp..

Hyden Toro
Guest

Hacienda Luisita massacre. There are hundreds, to protect their Hacienda…

Daido Katsumi
Guest
I’m sure someone will get mad at me when I post this: According to the authored book of Mr. Ceclio Arillo, “Greed and Betrayal” Cory Aquino governed like a dictator, worse than Marcos. Cory Aquino’s spending appetite might have been buried by her propagandist, including most of the media or journalist idolaters. Massacred picketers of Hacienda Luisita Farmers 1987 (Marcos never did anything like it) victims, no justice to these days. One Term Cory Aquino spent 1.6 trillion, while Marcos as leader for 20-21 years spent 484 billion pesos. Killed journalist under Aquino,34, under Marcos for 20 years, 32. Sickening… Read more »
Domingo Arong
Guest
Benign0: The “uncanny parallel” in propaganda methods can also be gleaned from Hitler’s own book, Mein Kamph (My Struggle or My Battle), published 1925; and this can be found in Chapter VI, aptly titled — “War Propaganda.” Following are some lines — “To whom should propaganda be made to appeal? To the educated intellectual classes? Or to the less intellectual? “Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people.” Then, this: “The aim of propaganda is not to try to pass judgment on conflicting rights, giving each its due, but exclusively to emphasize the right which we… Read more »
FreeSince09
Guest

I feel like Godwin’s Law is being invoked here but yeah, this is a pretty accurate piece on the nexus between propaganda and political power, which is also mirrored in the local/provincial scenes. In our province our governor built his “charming” radio station a couple of years ago. Then his main political rival with boatloads of cash built another “golden” FM station. The latter FM station is pushing their warlord sponsor’s anti-admin propaganda.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

jona-s just doesn’t see it. We are not against a democratic government per se. The way I figure it most of the GRP peeps are against BSA, his subtle dictatorship and his administration that is consolidating manipulation and control of people and institutions through Nazi style propaganda.

Andrew
Guest

I’m not sure what this amounts to.

The success of the methods initiated by Dr Josef Goebbels on behalf of the Nazi party in Germany – which can be summed up as “sugar the pill” – have resulted in his methods being widely copied everywhere.

So what?

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