Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Demonization

I recently read Michael Moore's autobiography "Here comes trouble". In it he tells what happened after he movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" came out. Republican spin doctors studied its effect and found that it had considerable influence on how people thought about Bush and how they planned to vote in the next presidential elections. So they decided that the only thing that would work was to blacken the image or Moore and his movie so much that no well-thinking Republican would even think about going to see it. They did this with quite some success.

Of course this is not the first time such a strategy is used. One can still find some old Republicans who can get red hot about Roosevelt's New Deal. And more recently the same strategy has been employed against Obamacare.


1 comment:

Jan Verheul said...

Did you ever look at what happened to people who wanted to know exactly how the holocaust happened?

Here is a young jewish man who wantyed to know:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKHw0EZrqM

Here he is in a TV program:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRrP7AevKi4&feature=related

Remarkable fact:
David Cole: In 1946 waren er gaskamers in 22 kampen, volgens getuigenverklaringen. Maar in de jaren 50 waren er 16 afgevallen. Nu waren alleen nog gaskamers in de 6 Poolse kampen, dus daar waar de westerse onderzoekers geen onderzoek konden doen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRrP7AevKi4#t=781