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Narg 13 points ago +13 / -0

Not just the last 50 years; probably since Gutenberg.

How did the mass print media influence the United States decision to declare war on Spain? [Spanish-American War, 1898]

"How did the mass print media influence the United States’ decision to declare war on Spain? The papers printed exaggerated stories and outright lies to whip up popular support for American intervention in the rebellion."

https://colors-newyork.com/what-role-did-hearst-and-pulitzer-play-in-the-spanish-american-war/

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NYC_4_Trump 5 points ago +5 / -0

"You furnish the pictures. I'll furnish the war."

  • William Randolph Hearst
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OldGoat1953 3 points ago +3 / -0

There’s a really hokey old newsreel of “Spanish American war” naval battle obviously filmed in a bathtub with model ships and cigar smoke. It probably was convincing to a significant percentage of Americans.

Myths are powerful. We internalize them and regard others questioning them as a personal affront. This is not the most useful human trait when confronted by professional grade crafters of narratives. Discernment is critical.

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TrueRenegade 3 points ago +3 / -0

Beat me to it. The Black Legend about the Spanish didn't help either, I'm sure. It's exactly why the cabal promotes varying sorts of bigotry and hatreds among the plebs. You never know when it will pay dividends.

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penisse [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

You, Fren should be classified as a national treasure 🤗🙏🏻

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Narg 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for the kind words, and back atcha.

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corrbrick 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Yellow journalism"

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Narg 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes! Haven't heard that descriptor in a long time but it still makes the point.

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bcfromfl 6 points ago +6 / -0

WWI: "Hold my beer..."

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Iknowstuff 1 point ago +1 / -0

Came here to say exactly this ^^^

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GoingCamaro 1 point ago +1 / -0

WWII: hold my Weinershnitzle

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307Sleeper 4 points ago +4 / -0

I know about Julian but I have never really followed stories on him. Now that I am "awake", I just might delve deeper into his story. This sounded like the truth to me, made sense.

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muhqtardtho 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just wait until you get to the interview with a morph cut.

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igoape 1 point ago +1 / -0

Dhofar?

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wd40guy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Media works for cabal