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A Guardian masterclass in propaganda

A Guardian front page headline today illustrates how media organisations propagandise day in, day out, even through the use (or not) of punctuation:

Obama regrets drone strike that killed hostages but hails US for transparency

That should have read:

Obama ‘regrets’ drone strike that killed hostages but hails US for transparency

The subtler the technique, the harder it is for us to understand that we are being manipulated; the more effective the propaganda, the harder it is to inoculate ourselves against it.

That is why the Guardian is the best in the business.

www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/23/us-drone-strike-killed-american-italian-al-qaida

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