Thursday, October 25, 2007

Romney's Propaganda Techniques

By Peter Bauer

In a classic election move, Mitt Romney used the propaganda technique known as "Transfer" to associate Democratic Presidential Candidate Barak Obama with alleged 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Ladin. (I say alleged because the FBI still hasn't enough evidence to link Bin Laden with 9/11, despite the Bush Administration's rhetoric.
See for yourself. ).

Transfer is
most often used to transfer blame or bad feelings from one politician to another of his friends or party members, or even to the party itself. Romney's spokesman called the incident "just a simple mistake," but a closer examination of the footages shows Romney says "Osama" at first, but correct himself and to say "Barack Obama." He then used the candidate's full name once again, further establishing his point, and invoking a negative image in the mind's of his audience.

This isn't the first time that Transfer has been employed to smear Obama. As the presidential campaign continues to unfold, it is essential to critically look at how the Corporate Media portrays presidential candidates, what what propaganda techniques they use to support or distort candidates.



Anonymous said...

I think he really made a mistake...I'm a bit to the left myself, and I would not say he did that on purpose. These are not facts, they are assumptions. You can't jump on anything that seems to lean away from our views just because you want to point a finger at someone who is on the right. We cannot be quick to judge. We would be as bad as the Right Wingers if we did. Stick to the facts intelligently and leave this type of journalism to FOX.
I look forward to your growth and the success of the Daily Banter.