Warfare Propaganda Essay

2823 Words May 15th, 2014 12 Pages
Psych 200
Professor
April 15, 2014

Psychological Warfare.

In this report I am going to explain how propaganda and psychological warfare influences and manipulates people to make them support a country. I am going to show how the media works as the medium through which the governments spread their propaganda. The government manipulates masses using pamphlets, speeches, morality and priorities. This manipulation is done through the media. Media and subjects like censure are going to be discussed in this report. I will show how the Persian Gulf War can be set on as an example of the media spreading government propaganda and psychological warfare. This report also includes an analysis on propaganda and it’s denotative and connotative
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It is an indirect form of propaganda which is often used to convince people without making them feel they are being influenced by someone.

Media and Propaganda

The media is the medium through which information is spread. We are constantly surrounded by media. It is where we take a look at what is happening in the world we cannot see. The media has an enormous power. This power is the result of the way we trust it. For example a wide majority of people take TV news as truth. They do not question the veracity of them or judged if they are right or wrong, because the TV news’ “job” is supposed to give real and impartial facts and information. Although some of us know that all the information showed as facts on TV news are only a one sided point of view. Governments are interested in manipulating the media in order to manipulate the wide majority of people which trust it. It is the easier and most effective way of spreading their propaganda and psychological warfare. The media is a very important weapon of wars. The manipulation of the media is essential in a process meant to manipulate people. It is the connection between the government of a country and the country’s people. TV news, TV shows, newspapers, radio transmissions and magazines articles shows us facts from all around the world. If people don't have another point of

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