Maintaining the status quo is an increasingly difficult job. A more informed global public now means that selling war, lying in the media and justifying crony capitalism is met with understandable disdain. This is a problem for the establishment and the propagandists who work on its behalf. For propaganda to work, you need people to […]
The propagandist seeks to bend the ‘group mind’. And we are seeing it being cemented in the UK right now…the idea that criticism of Israel’s persecution of Palestinians is an act of anti-Semitism. MarkGB takes a closer look into the current sharpest manifestation – the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn.
Influencing hearts and minds at home to achieve foreign policy objectives abroad isn’t anything new, but many people have become increasingly skeptical of half-truths in the mainstream media that help promote regime change in other countries. As public trust wanes and more critical questions are being asked about the real agenda around intervention, are we becoming more aware of modern day propaganda?
Class…it’s something quite subjective. But do we now judge social class through someone’s lifestyle choices and job roles, rather than their relationship to the means of production? Daniel Margrain unlocks the subtle, but important, change.
Once again the west finds itself back in a familiar position with the press parroting one assured narrative, while the public is increasingly sceptical about their claims. So what is really going on? And have we not learned anything from interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya? Here to discuss the role of the media in support of the Western headlong rush to war is the economist and political analyst, Shabbir Razvi and former army officer, detective and counter-terrorism intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge.