Mass Media

Appearance overpowers even the truth.

Whoever controls the language, the images, controls the race.

A crowd is extraordinarily credulous and open to influence. It thinks in images.

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.

The grand achievement of the present age is the diffusion of superficial knowledge.

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th Century.

People are so inclined to content themselves with what is commonplace; the spirit and the senses so easily grow dead. It is only because they are not used to taste what is excellent that the generality of people take delight in silly and insipid things, provided they are new.

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Promises, large promises, is the soul of advertising. I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.

The first duty of an editor is to gauge the sentiment of his reader, and then to tell them what they like to believe. His second duty is to see that nothing is said in the news items or editorials which may discountenance any claims or announcements made by the advertisers, discredit their standing or good faith, or expose many weaknesses or deceptions in any business venture that is or may become a valuable advertiser.

All advertising, whether it lies in the field of business or politics, will carry success by continuity and regular uniformity of application. - Adolf Hitler

The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds render them more easy prey to a big lie tan a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one.  - Adolf Hitler

One should guard against believing the great masses to be more stupid than they actually are. - Adolf Hitler

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

When any creativity becomes useful, it is sucked into the vortex of commercialism, and when a thing becomes commercial, it becomes the enemy of men.

All Hollywood corrupts, and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.

What rage for fame attends both great and small! Better be damned than not mentioned at all!

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.

Each generation of critics does nothing but take the opposite of the truths accepted by their predecessors.

Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but speaks in quotes.

In America the press rules the country; it rules its politics, its religion, its social practices. - E.W. Scripps

The press is the hired agent of a moneyed system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved.

The press of this country is now and always has been so thoroughly dominated by the wealthy few of the country that it cannot be depended upon to give the great mass of the people that correct information concerning political, economical, and social subjects which it is necessary that the mass of people shall have, in order that they shall vote and in all ways act in the best way to protect themselves from the brutal force and the chicanery of the ruling and employing class. - E.W. Scripps

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put in that polluted vehicle.

To withhold the news is to play God.

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Woman governs America because America is a land of boys who refuse to grow up.


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