!!!Fiction
->''"Where's your will to win, to act like Gunga Din?\\
Through propaganda, propaganda\\
Where's your will to fight, to know what's wrong and right?\\
And propaganda, propaganda"''
-->--'''{{Music/Sparks}}''', "Propaganda"

->'''Employee''': ''You think people will buy this?''\\
'''Dascomb''': ''Why not? This is the BTN. Our job is to report the news, not fabricate it. That's the government's job.''
-->-- ''Film/VForVendetta''

->''"If any question why we died,\\
Tell them, because our fathers lied"''
-->--'''RudyardKipling'''

->''"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior '[[MoralMyopia righteous indignation]]' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."''
-->--'''Aldous Huxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'

->''"Who are you fighting for anyway? The people? Newsflash! The people hate you! I made sure of that!"''
-->-- '''Bob Barbas''', '''''VideoGame/DMCDevilMayCry'''''

->''"What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television. This message must resound throughout the ENTIRE [=InterLink=]! I want this country to realise that we stand on the edge of oblivion! I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos! I want [[PunctuatedForEmphasis EVERYONE! To REMEMBER! WHY THEY NEED US!]]"''
-->--'''[[PresidentEvil High Chancellor]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Adam Sutler]]''', ''Film/VForVendetta''

!!!Real Life
->''“There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.”''
-->--'''Bertrand Russell'''

->''"To America's [[{{Othello}} Iago]], Ann Coulter, for rewriting history to suit her own nefarious purposes."''
-->--'''John [=McNally=]''', [[MedalOfDishonor book dedication]] for ''America's Report Card''

->''"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”''
-->--'''Henry A. Wallace'''

->''"It was ''(Dean)'' Acheson who elegantly explained all of the lies that he was obliged to tell Congress and the [[ViewersAreGoldfish ten-minute-attention-spanned average American]]: 'If we did make our points [[MetaphoricallyTrue clearer than truth]], we did not differ from most other educators and could hardly do otherwise...' Thus were [[RedScare two generations of Americans]] treated by their overlords until, in the end, at the word 'communism,' there is an orgasmic Pavlovian reflex just as the brain goes dead."''
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' ''Vanity Fair'', 1999

->''"The trick is not to be isolated--if you're isolated, like Winston Smith in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', then sooner or later you're going to break, as he finally broke. That was the point of Orwell's story. In fact, the whole tradition of popular control has been exactly that: to keep people isolated, because if you can [[DivideAndConquer keep them isolated enough]], you can get them to believe anything."''
-->--'''Noam Chomsky'''

->''"We demand lies. The skillfully manufactured images and slogans that flood the airwaves and infect our political discourse mask reality. And we do not protest. The lonely [[CassandraTruth Cassandras]] who speak the truth about our misguided imperial wars, the global economic meltdown, the imminent danger of multiple pollutions that are destroying the ecosystem that sustains the human species, are drowned out.”''
-->--'''Chris Hedges'''

->''"Earthshock has the unfortunate distinction of airing two weeks before {{the Falklands War}} breaks out... its a soberingly problematic moment in British history. There’s not really a way around the sense that the war was, if not wholly motivated by the fact that there would have to be an election soon, at least firmly conducted with one eye on the polls. The Argentinian side -- a fading military dictatorship in desperate need of [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste a propaganda coup]] -- was certainly no better, but the sudden reversion to raw militaristic jingoism in the UK was genuinely chilling, doubly so because it worked so well in the 1983 general election. Similarly, those inclined to despise RupertMurdoch and ''The Sun'' have little evidence substantially better than the paper’s war coverage and reflexive support of the Thatcher government.\\\
So to see ''Doctor Who'', two weeks before the war broke out, running a story in which even the Doctor ends up as [[TestosteronePoisoning an action hero]] wrestling a Cyberman and [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer rubbing gold into its chest plate]] before Nyssa guns it down and where the main supporting good guys are just {{space marines}} with [[{{BFG}} big guns]] is... dismaying."''
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/03/pathetic-bunch-of-tin-soldiers.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' ([[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock}} "Earthshock"]])

->''"''Holy Terror'' is tough for me to wrap my head around, because propaganda is a tricky beast. It requires convincing everyone of the righteousness of your country’s cause, turning your enemy into something other than you, and simplifying matters to an almost absurd level. In World War II, propaganda was easy. There was a clear enemy, notably the Nazis, who had committed clearly hateful crimes. And even then, the otherizing aspect of propaganda gave rise to a metric ton of racism and bigotry, which was nonetheless seen as justified or even acceptable in the face of the atrocities that had been committed...I think that Al-Qaeda is as worthy of being fictionalized and turned into a comic book villain as any other real-life entity, but there’s a very fine line to walk there. Without care, you run the risk of portraying Al-Qaeda not as a radical Islamist terrorist organization, but as representative of Muslims as a whole, a factually incorrect position. I personally benefitted greatly from the guidance or teachings of Muslim men and women as I grew up, so I’m always wary of conversations that are framed as 'Us versus Them,' where 'Us' is a nebulous notion of '[[AmericaSavesTheDay Americans]]' and 'Them' equates to '[[{{Qurac}} Muslims]],' because that is a false divide."''
-->--'''David Brothers''' on FrankMiller's ''Holy Terror''

->''"On the morning of September 22, fishermen of the fishery station in Rajin-Sonbong city caught a 10cm long white sea cucumber while fishing on the waters off Chongjin. They said the rare white sea cucumber has come to hail the auspicious event of electing Secretary Kim Jong Il as Party General Secretary. Seeing the mysterious natural phenomena, Koreans say Secretary Kim Jong Il is indeed the greatest of great men produced by heaven and that flowers come into bloom to mark the great event."''
-->-- '''[[UsefulNotes/{{NorthKorea}} Korean Central News Agency]]''' (29 Sep 1997)

->''"Dmitri Kiselyov, the head of Russia Today, [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin’s]] newly created information agency, and the host, on Sunday nights, of the TV magazine show 'News of the Week,' is a masterly, and unapologetic, purveyor of the Kremlin line. With his theatrical hand gestures and brilliantly insinuating intonation, he tells his viewers that Russia is the only country in the world that can turn the U.S. into 'radioactive dust,' that the anti-gay-propaganda laws are [[HeteronormativeCrusader insufficiently strict]], and that Ukraine [[IRejectYourReality is not a real country]]... As a master of theatrical sarcasm and apocalyptic rhetoric, Kiselyov eclipses BillOReilly, and as a theoretician of conspiracy he shames Radio/GlennBeck. He tells his viewers that, in Ukraine, fascists abound, the U.S. State Department [[TheManBehindTheMan underwrites revolution]], and 'life is not worth a single kopeck.' But he insists, 'The presentation of me as a minister of propaganda [[VillainWithGoodPublicity is itself a form of propaganda.']]"''
-->--''[[http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse The New Yorker]]'', "Watching the Eclipse"

->''"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest ''mission civilizatrice''."''
-->-- '''Edward Said''', ''Orientalism''
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