Thursday, July 01, 2010
Spin: The Media's Crocodile Death Roll
Ersun Warnke Business/Economy Reporter
As with a crocodile attack, the best hope for survival is to get out of the spin before you drown and get onto firm ground.
(EUGENE, Ore.) - Crocodiles kill their prey by dragging them into the water and drowning them as they eat. When crocodiles twist their powerful bodies in order to rip off chunks of flesh and limbs, this is called the Death Roll.
Experts say that the best hope of surviving a crocodile attack is to remain on land, where the beast tires more easily, and cannot take advantage of its ability to hold its breath longer than its prey.
Organized propaganda campaigns, generously referred to as "spin," operate in the same way.
The purpose of spin, and all propaganda, is to make the victim believe a lie. An organized propaganda campaign snatches its victims from dry land, and drags them down into a sea of spin, attempting to drown them in lies and disinformation. Once the media begins its death roll, logic, reason, and truth are torn away from the victim like so many chunks of flesh as they slowly suffocate in the watery grave of spin.
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