[LINK] Propaganda, manipulation and the abuse of media [Was: IPA, astroturfing and fantsy themes/Science under attack]
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Feb 22 11:25:04 EST 2012
On 21/02/2012 4:22 PM, TKoltai wrote:
> Anyone these days can find an "expert" for sale.
_An_ "expert", perhaps, but a majority?
By all reports, of the best qualified, only a minuscule minority support
the denial industry. Which is most likely to have been bought, the vast
majority or a tiny minority?
I find it intriguing that a microscopic, but well-resourced, minority
can so degrade the information ecology that people of average intellect
are misled. Come to think of it, would an average intellect be misled
unless it wanted to be? There might be a PhD thesis or two in this, if
Is corruption of information (beyond that attributable to electronics)
on-topic for Link?
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