Friday, September 23, 2005

The keyword is 'Many'

When you see 'many' in the headline or 'many' in the story it is a carefully placed word by your well-educated liberal journalist sceamsters.

'Many people now believe....'

'Many scientists now acknowledge...'

'Many New Yorkers said...'

'Many now say...'

This is one of those words they teach about how to manipulate public opinion through the careful crafting of words. Seriously, they teach people in schools the art of manipulating words to convey the message. It's called 'framing' arguments.

I don't need to fill in the rest. Just start reading and listening to the news. You'll see what I'm talking about. And when you see/hear the word many know that the whole story revolves around you trying to sympathize and agree with 'many'.

For years I grew up so naively thinking the news was just the news. Now I know that Dan Rather and Brian Williams and CNN and many major newspapers only have an agenda. They believe they are out to change the world. And to do it, they must manipulate public opinion, because people aren't smart enough to just understand the facts that only they are educated and elite enough to 'really grasp'. And the legacy of Dan Rather has now trickled down through the entire newsroom. The 'tricks of the trade' are taught in the classrooms.

It's good to be aware of what is out there.