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  • egro 9 years, 8 months ago

    Propaganda is a bit of a stretch. He should probably learn the difference between propaganda and bias.


    • JMacIV

      JMacIV 9 years, 8 months ago

      Bias is prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair, and a refusal to even consider the possible merits of alternative points of view.
      Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of the community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument.
      In the case of the article I was referencing you could probably say that the writer was biased against conservatives, but since he was communicating a particular message (an albeit subtle message that conservatives=Nazis) I think it is proper to say that we was spreading propaganda. When you also consider the fact that he was selectively choosing data I don't think it's that big of a stretch to say he was sending out a propagandistic message.