Sunday, April 22, 2007

The BBC on Nazi Propaganda...

Once the King of Cool, Bryan Ferry's crown has been badly dented by remarks he made praising the marketing and presentation skills of the Nazi regime. - BBC News website.

Goebbels: Master of Propaganda
Many persuasive techniques used by today's media were pioneered by the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels. Roman emperors aside, Goebbels was one of the first public figures to recognize the value of mass entertainment to political propaganda. Enlivened by historical footage and interviews with eyewitnesses, this program traces the rise of Nazism, and the simultaneous unfolding of Goebbels' career. Learn how he created the F├╝hrer myth, organized mass spectacles, and established a film studio to produce entertainment that furthured the Nazi cause. This is a remarkable if frightening picture of a cynical, evil, but brilliant figure, and a chilling reminder of the dark potential of the mass media.

A BBC Production.

2 comments:

Praguetory said...

Rofl. Just shows how hard it is to maintain an intellectually incoherent doctrine. Idiots aren't they?

Anonymous said...

When you can extort £3.2bn from the public, on pain of inprisonment, you don't need "an intellectually coherent doctrine". You can sit back and laugh at the peasants as you coin it in.