The Latest Reuters Propaganda Mantra
Repetition is a propaganda device designed to:
drum the message into the target audience’s subconscious by repeating keywords or phrases over and over until resistance to the message weakens. The target audience eventually accepts the message often without even realizing it. Adolph Hitler emphasized the need for repetition in propaganda.
This technique forms one of the cornerstones of Reuters Middle East reporting. As an example, a phrase like “occupied West Bank” — which reflects a biased political view and violates the Reuters Trust Principles and Handbook of Journalism — has appeared in over 1,600 Reuters stories over the last couple of years… cont’d