Presentation on theme: "Propaganda An American Tradition. Propaganda Defined Information, either true or false, intended to persuade people to think or act in a certain way."— Presentation transcript:
Propaganda An American Tradition
Propaganda Defined Information, either true or false, intended to persuade people to think or act in a certain way. True or not, propaganda is usually a one- sided explanation or opinion. Propaganda can be found in political, social and economic forms of advertising and speech.
5 Propaganda Techniques Celebrity Testimonials Multiple Identities The Bandwagon Argument Name Calling Scare Tactics
Celebrity Testimonials Using endorsements from famous people Actors, sports heroes and other celebrities Celebrity is granted status by their popularity and thus try to sway your opinion.
Multiple Identities Speaker claims to be just like you Tries to appeal to your type of people Im one of you. I share your beliefs and concerns
Bandwagon Argument Urging you to follow the crowd The majority must be right, so follow along
Name Calling Attacking and labeling the opposition Avoiding discussion of issues My opponent voted against the Patriot Act, therefore they dont want to protect America and are un-American
Scare Tactics Using words or pictures to persuade people to act out of fear Consequences of voting for opponent or supporting another group are grave and dangerous These may be real or perceived fears