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23rd Apr '17 6:38:12 PM justanid
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Compare with RecruitersAlwaysLie.

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Compare with RecruitersAlwaysLie.
RecruitersAlwaysLie. Compare & contrast with the CensorshipBureau.



%%The jury is still out on what to describe as "propaganda" in RealLife, as it is impossible to play it straight nowadays (one would think). So let's apply the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and concentrate on ''historical'' examples (ie, AcceptableTargets). The modern day has become a particular problem as underground (VoiceOfTheResistance) but more accurate news sources and official or mainstream media have started dressing up as one another for credibility, publicity, and lulz. There's a reason PropagandaPiece is a YMMV trope.


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%% The jury is still out on what to categorize as "propaganda" in RealLife. So let's apply the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and concentrate on ''historical'' examples (AcceptableTargets) of propaganda creators. Part of the problem is underground news sources (VoiceOfTheResistance) and MainstreamMedia dressing up as one another for credibility, publicity, or lulz (see AstroTurf). There's a reason PropagandaPiece is a YMMV trope.


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23rd Apr '17 12:48:28 AM Idek618
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Fire Nation. Their schools warp history and facts to promote the firelords agenda, like any good Evil Empire would. Subverted in the first season, though. Two Fire Nation guards are reading about how the avatar can supposedly "run faster than the wind" and one of them scoffs that its just Fire Nation propaganda. Guess who zooms past right at that moment?

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Fire Nation. Their schools warp history and facts to promote the firelords Fire Lord's agenda, like any good Evil Empire would. Subverted in the first season, though. Two Fire Nation guards are reading about how the avatar can supposedly "run faster than the wind" and one of them scoffs that its it's just Fire Nation propaganda. Guess who zooms past right at that moment?



%%The jury is still out on what to describe as "propaganda" in RealLife, as it is impossible to play it straight nowadays (one would think). So let's apply the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and concentrate on ''historical'' examples (ie, AcceptableTargets). The modern day has become a particular problem as underground (VoiceOfTheResistance) but more accurate news sources and official or mainstream media have started dressing up as one another for credibility, publicity, and lulz. There's a reason PropagandaPiece is YMMV.

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%%The jury is still out on what to describe as "propaganda" in RealLife, as it is impossible to play it straight nowadays (one would think). So let's apply the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and concentrate on ''historical'' examples (ie, AcceptableTargets). The modern day has become a particular problem as underground (VoiceOfTheResistance) but more accurate news sources and official or mainstream media have started dressing up as one another for credibility, publicity, and lulz. There's a reason PropagandaPiece is YMMV.a YMMV trope.



* In UsefulNotes/EastGermany under the socialist[[note]]What you Americans falsely refer to as "communist". Communism was the supposed political ideal for some far-off future, not the actual form of economic organisation.[[/note]] dictatorship, the government's control over the media was so absolute and the media therefore so mistrusted by the people, that the area in Saxony that couldn't receive West German radio and television (boosting those signals was what West Berlin was kept for, despite all the expense of supporting an island in enemy territory) and where it took a while for the smuggled West German newspapers to make their way to, was refered to as "the valley of the clueless". Of course, a lot of the West German media turned out to be propaganda, too - compare the Russian joke below.

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* In UsefulNotes/EastGermany under the socialist[[note]]What you Americans falsely refer to as "communist". Communism was the supposed political ideal for some far-off future, not the actual form of economic organisation.[[/note]] dictatorship, the government's control over the media was so absolute and the media therefore so mistrusted by the people, that the area in Saxony that couldn't receive West German radio and television (boosting those signals was what West Berlin was kept for, despite all the expense of supporting an island in enemy territory) and where it took a while for the smuggled West German newspapers to make their way to, was refered referred to as "the valley of the clueless". Of course, a lot of the West German media turned out to be propaganda, too - compare the Russian joke below.
31st Mar '17 2:54:48 PM nombretomado
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* The Voice of Fate from ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''. In TheMovie this was changed to "The Voice of London", an obnoxious pundit more than a little reminiscent of BillOReilly.

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* The Voice of Fate from ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''. In TheMovie this was changed to "The Voice of London", an obnoxious pundit more than a little reminiscent of BillOReilly.Creator/BillOReilly.
15th Mar '17 8:14:19 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', The Ministry of Truth, as its Orwellian name suggests, is this for the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]. They are tasked with suppressing dissent and stamping out heresy. For added kicks, they're headquartered in a [[FloatingContinent moon floating above]] their holiest temple, which was leftover from a failed ColonyDrop by MadGod Sheogorath and later hollowed out for them to use. The nickname of their headquarters? [[BlatantLies Lie Rock]].
11th Mar '17 12:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''MetalWolfChaos'': The Government Policy Promotion Department, where the password is "[[BlatantLies Overflowing love, and daily benevolence.]]"

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* ''MetalWolfChaos'': ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'': The Government Policy Promotion Department, where the password is "[[BlatantLies Overflowing love, and daily benevolence.]]"
8th Mar '17 9:55:30 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': [[TheChurch The Chantry]] does everything in its power to present [[EnslavedElves elves]] and [[PersonOfMassDestruction mages]] in the worst light possible, often embellishing historical conflicts between Andrastian human muggles and mages/elves to make the latter look worse, and downplay, [[UnPerson erase]], or {{race lift}} historical mage/elven heroes [[spoiler:Shartan, Ameridan, and others]] to keep the population believing that only Andrastian human muggles can me morally righteous heroes. Also to justify excluding mages and non-humans from joining the Chantry priesthood.
9th Jan '17 9:25:02 PM Odacon_Spy
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** There is also a more traditional propaganda mouthpiece in the form of "Radio Panau: [[BlatantLies The Voice of Truth]]" which chimes in after every major mission to remind the public that "Everything is fine. The government and President Panay have everything under control. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial The communists and gangsters aren't taking over the island.]] Go back inside."
13th Nov '16 12:28:57 PM Angelus25
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* ''Series/BabylonFive''. Used to denigrate Sheridan and his alien allies during the reign of President Clark, so Susan Ivanova became the VoiceOfTheResistance to counter it.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive''. Used ''Series/BabylonFive'': ISN, co-opted by government puppets, is used to denigrate Sheridan and his alien allies during the reign dictatorship of President Clark, so Susan Ivanova became becomes the VoiceOfTheResistance to counter it.
6th Nov '16 5:50:44 AM JustKnown
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The machine exists to create {{Propaganda Piece}}s and habitually indulges in MaliciousSlander, AstroTurfing and DivideAndConquer toward its [[TheScapegoat scapegoats]] and enemies. CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker is a common tool employed by the Propaganda Machine. They are opposed by the VoiceOfTheResistance. The PropagandaHero is its fictional or semi-fictional representative to it's own people while TokyoRose is their representative to the outside world.

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The machine exists to create {{Propaganda Piece}}s and habitually indulges in MaliciousSlander, AstroTurfing and DivideAndConquer toward its [[TheScapegoat scapegoats]] and enemies. CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker is a common tool employed by the Propaganda Machine. They are opposed by the VoiceOfTheResistance. The PropagandaHero is its fictional or semi-fictional representative to it's own people while their carefully embellished national hero and TokyoRose is their representative to the outside world.
6th Nov '16 5:48:32 AM JustKnown
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The machine exists to create {{Propaganda Piece}}s and habitually indulges in MaliciousSlander, AstroTurfing and DivideAndConquer toward its [[TheScapegoat scapegoats]] and enemies. CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker is a common tool employed by the Propaganda Machine. They are opposed by the VoiceOfTheResistance. TokyoRose is their representative to the outside world.

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The machine exists to create {{Propaganda Piece}}s and habitually indulges in MaliciousSlander, AstroTurfing and DivideAndConquer toward its [[TheScapegoat scapegoats]] and enemies. CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker is a common tool employed by the Propaganda Machine. They are opposed by the VoiceOfTheResistance. The PropagandaHero is its fictional or semi-fictional representative to it's own people while TokyoRose is their representative to the outside world.
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