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Actually, it could not be clearer than that.

Absolutely right on the reinforcement effect of mass media. But the close local experiencesare is much more important than TV. Actully, what comes from HOllywood is much more importnat thtn what you find in the news.

So, the first reinforcer is friends and surrounding. Second are movies, TV series, myths in the  strict sense (and we have fair movies right now...all those hateful HOllywood liberal..you know why they attack them so much) and third the elite-news stablishment that you mention. that was precisely my point. Why they are importatn. You just eleaborated the point  hundred of times better than I could.

So Hitler at the beginning was only a puppet. Only later he could create the feedback..and still it was a feedback. Dead on.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Apr 13th, 2006 at 10:44:55 AM EST
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Hitler at the beginning was like a ventiloquist's dummy -- with a mind of his own. He was speaking the words that were coming to him, while he had his own intent. Which sharpened in focus and grew darker with the feedback of power he experienced. By which he then sharpened and darkened the desires of the people.

what comes from HOllywood is much more importnat thtn what you find in the news.

And how. (And I was thinking also of pop music and how it's created and what out of). OTOH, the TV news is also part of the story-telling world and the entertainment world. Just doesn't tell the same stories, that's all. Have you noticed how a TV news sequence in a movie is rarely convincing, because they just show them doing what they're supposed to do ie cover events, when the truth of the newscaster's profession is it's all about telling stories? (Exception no doubt for Wag The Dog, terrible librul movie... ;))

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Apr 13th, 2006 at 12:28:31 PM EST
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