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Trump’s Propaganda Machine

When one listens to WSB Radio Station in Atlanta GA, much of the programming dredges up memories of The Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft (RRG) (Reich Broadcasting Corporation.) In keeping with the philosophy of RRG, this station puts a mixture of other genres in its programming. There are some sports, News and a scattering of other interests. However the main thrust of this station is to push the agenda of the Conservative Party. From Herman Cain early in the morning, to a dose of Sean Hannity, with Rush Limbaugh thrown in for good measure. Clark Howard, whose program is aimed at helping the consumer, gets some airtime in the evening.

If you listen to the people calling this station and talking to Cain, Limbaugh and Hannity, you have to have some sympathy for the listeners. The degree to which they are taken advantage of is pathetic and demands some recourse. The philosophy of these Conservative Talking Heads, take a page right out of Mein Kampf. The Author of Mein Kampf had this advice for those wishing to impose their will on a segment of a population.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those toward whom it intends to direct itself.

Pay attention to WSB Radio listeners of as express their anger at what they feel has happened to them during the Obama Administration. They talk about how much worse this nation has gotten in eight years. No matter what undeniable facts are explained to them, that refutes their position, they outwardly refuse to change what they think, and become angrier each passing day. Someone had this to say regarding people getting angry. May have been Thomas Mann.

We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side.

Radio Station WSB has knowingly or unknowingly contributed to the anger of its audience by its choice of programming. The stuff it sells through its Conservative Talking Heads, unwittingly contributes to the anger of its listeners. The stuff sells; so do Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other life destroying drugs. Just because something sells does not mean it is good for the purchaser.

WSB Radio Station sponsors contribute to the anger spouted off daily on its station. The owner of this station and media outlets whose programming mirrors it is fully aware of the damage it causes. However, if one is of the mindset is that if it sells at a profit, it must be good for the consumer, there is little incentive to change its programming.

Listen as callers to this station lament and rant about how much they have learned listening to Conservative Radio Talking heads. These listeners see this station as an educational outlet. Nothing is further from the truth. Herman Kane says buy my books. Sean Hannity says buy my books. Rush Limbaugh says buy my books. Each one of them gained handsomely from the sale of their books. I dare say those buying these books are less informed when they finish reading them, because what they read in no way help them to become better educated. G M. Trevelyan penned the following. Education ….has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading

The debate over the merits of Television and radio, especially in the political arena will continue for years to come. The advent of the Internet and the many ways it can be utilized, is another factor in the equation. Why- because three competing interests are involved. Edward R. Murrow penned the following. Unless we get off of our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late. The same logic applies to Conservative Talk Radio.

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President Elect Donald Trump, using Conservative Talk Radio as well as other Social Media outlets was able to paint a picture of himself that got him a huge following and votes.

President Harry must have had Donald Trump in mind when he coined the following. A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
Kudos to Donald Trump and his camp for using a well oiled Propaganda Machine!

December 28, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment