[LINK] Propaganda, manipulation and the abuse of media [Was: IPA, astroturfing and fantsy themes/Science under attack]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Feb 22 11:25:04 AEDT 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 
anyone's interested.

Is corruption of information (beyond that attributable to electronics) 
on-topic for Link?

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