Raise the propaganda levels Comrades!

This is actually someone who runs part of the Guardian occasionally:

As we get to grips with living in an era in which the White House is going to call the press “very, very dishonest” people who are suppressing information, we, as journalists, are going to have to wrestle with how to deal with this. Infowars, Breitbart, Britain First – the sort of websites and organisations that are spreading the far right’s anti-Muslim, conspiracy-theory-ridden ideology – are not going to be afraid to double-down on spreading their message. Fact-checking their spurious claims is one thing – but what does it achieve? To really challenge the spread of this nonsense we need to work out what we are going to do about more effectively spreading the truth.

But which truth comrade?

10 comments on “Raise the propaganda levels Comrades!

  1. I thought that truth was all relative anyway. Isn’t it a tad heteronormative, even Colonialist, to insist that there are objective facts and some very White people are in command of them?

    Meanwhile, the fact that these little dears think their opinions are facts and real facts are just Fascist opinions does not make those facts go away. They will still be there when the West wants to wake from the Crazy Years

  2. So he helps run part of the Guardian which loses millions per year, has to beg for money and is running scared of its own readers (many ‘articles’ not allowing comment)?

    Why am I not surprised with that record of ‘success’?

  3. When you use the term “far right”, you’re already lying as the “far right” organisations were economically left (Hitler, Mussolini, BNP, BUF).

    Then lumping Breitbart in with Britain First (seriously, how many times do we have to point out how much Milo likes black cock?) is another lie.

    And finally, there’s the little problem that the Guardian doesn’t fact check. It insinuates things about people, like Milo is a racist by connecting him with people who like him, but misinterpret what he does.

  4. The Guardian ran an article claiming that Prescott Bush, father of George H. W. and grandfather of George W., helped the Nazis. When in fact his bank helped a German refugee move some of his money out of the Third Reich before fleeing – and ending up in Dachau. If they have run a correction I have not seen it.

    I don’t think they are in any position to lecture anyone else on truthfulness.

  5. That the denouncers of fake news are also the chief creators and peddlers of fake news will surprise no one who knows much of socialism and its long evil history.

  6. As we get to grips with living in an era in which the White House is going to call the press “very, very dishonest” people who are suppressing information, we, as journalists, are going to have to wrestle with how to deal with this.

    Oh my, does the truth hurt or what? Get used to it.

    far right’s anti-Muslim, conspiracy-theory-ridden ideology

    Irony, much? That sentence right there IS a conspiracy theory!

  7. I remember reading the same story in the Telegraph and the Guardian about Robin Williams. I think the gist of it was that Disney had used his image or voice in film publicity against his wishes. Disney had given him an expensive painting. The Graun concluded that he should be happy now, the Telegraph reported that the value wasn’t important as he still objected on principle.
    By giving a fuller picture the Telegraph was rather more truthful and left behind a different impression of Williams.
    I’ve never trusted the Guardian anyway.
    The left really don’t like it when their tactics are used against them.

  8. The idea that a newspaper that publishes Polly Toynbee is complaining about bad journalism is making my head spin

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