Friday, February 27, 2015

Dissecting the Media - The Words They Use, The Minds They Sway

Je Suis well informed, critically thinking individual

I was reading an article from a British newspaper, The Independent, which inspired me to dissect it in order to show how the mainstream media is used to push specific agendas, to deny any alternative storylines, and to maintain a specific worldview, which is considered acceptable and to demonize any alternative explanations or worldviews. In other words, it's a very important tool used to keep the public inside a mental box, which is essential in shaping, manipulating and controlling public opinion and the society.

I concentrate on mind-control as one of the major aspects of how mainstream media is used to control the population. This The Independent article is a great example of mind control, where various specific phrases, sentences and words are inserted in order to steer the reader into believing some specific ideas, yet it's done quite cleverly because the reader is guided but not specifically told exactly what to think. This is why the tactics of mainstream media require a deep analysis because they're very carefully crafted and not easily noticeable to the unaware mind.

So what do I mean by all of this? Let's look at the article itself and I will break it down piece-by-piece and show you exactly what I'm talking about. By the way, after going through this article, feel free to do your own research and look at other mass media sources and see whether you will find the same points that I will mention in this article.

Let's start.