Friday, January 27, 2023

Using 'lies of rape' as weapon of media warfare against Iran - Press TV

A law of propaganda often attributed to Joseph Goebbels, chief propagandist for Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich during World War II says: “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.”

Psychologists call this phenomenon “the illusory truth effect,” and confirm that repetition can affect beliefs about truth. This effect essentially equates repetition with truth.

The process works through indoctrination. If a lie is repeated enough, people believe it, and the very repetition almost tautologically becomes the support for the supposed “pieces of evidence.”

Today, Iran is facing its own Gish gallop moment, a rhetorical technique that involves outmaneuvering and pummeling the opponent with false statements and outright lies.

Western media is today trying to overwhelm Iran through an avalanche of dubious arguments with utter disdain for veracity, accuracy, or substance in a bid to create a negative public opinion about the country.

Colonializing minds is potentially more dangerous than the use of lethal power.

The propaganda war against Iran is being orchestrated by media outlets such as UK-funded BBC Persian, Saudi-funded Iran International, and of course US-funded VOA, Fox News, CNN, etc. Some media outlets have gone to the extent of saber-rattling and warmongering.

Of course, social media helps mainstream media’s propaganda spread like wildfire. For instance, during this media warfare against Iran, viral posts on social media claimed that 15,000 people will be "mass...

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