Testament to the effectiveness of propaganda

Brian Faughnan highlights a video prepared by John Ziegler, who also commissioned a poll to see what the average voter learned during the 2008 campaign. Media Malpractice? – How Much Did Voters Learn About the Candidates? lists some of what was found.

The results indicate that voters new very little about the relevant background or political history of candidates Obama and Biden but new, as fact, disproven myths about Palin. Only .5% got all of the survey answers correct.

It is indeed a testament to the effectiveness of propaganda when a majority of voters do not know things that are directly pertinent to their decisions and do know things that are not so. Getting a signal out of the propaganda noise can be difficult.

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