Brainwashing can be most effectively accomplished through subtle — preferably imperceptible — repetition and reinforcement of ideas. Targets of efficacious brainwashing campaigns will never realize the tactic being used — unless someone provides clear evidence of the perpetrator’s methods.
On that note, consider the captive audience cable television and mainstream, corporate news outlets have at their disposal — when a big story hits headlines, the American public sits for hours, glued to nonstop coverage and overanalysis of every detail.
This week being no exception, when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fainted after an early exit from a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City, conservative mainstream media scrambled to theorize on the ever-deepening questions surrounding her health.
Qualifying to head the empire, after all, would ostensibly require a person in their physical prime.
On the other side, left-leaning corporate media — previously exposed for colluding with the Democratic National Committee to bathe the former secretary of state in the glowing light of positivity — was forced to scramble to explain away her sudden inability to stand, while Facebook blatantly censored coverage of the incident in its trending topics section.
After a laughably thin attempt by the Clinton camp to attribute the fainting spell to early autumn heat, we learned she’d been coping with pneumonia — and that her appearance at the memorial actually represented an act of bravery and strength.
Keeping in mind the aforementioned collusion, it’s imperative to also note just six corporations own no less than 90 percent of all media — cable television outlets, radio, and print — in the United States. In technical terms, this is an oligopoly — essentially, through mergers and corporate ownership, the news Americans see, hear, and read largely spouts whatever its sponsors approve of because, otherwise, the outlets would suffer financial ruin. Read more.