30 days of Propaganda.

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    - Propaganda is a type of message aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people. Instead of impartially providing information, propaganda can present facts but do so selectively, produce deliberately misleading information, or load messages, whether essentially truthful or not, with emotional meaning in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the message that is being presented.

    I have gone through the white house press realeases from September 11th 2001, to October 11th 2001, and counted the words President Bush used selectively, and repeatedly.

    With in 30 days of 911, official white house documents show that Bush used these words in speeches to the public, this many times.

    This is only in the span of 30 days.

    Attack-s - 25
    Enemy-ies - 16
    Terror-ist-ism - 183
    9/11- Sept 11th- 16
    OBL - 4
    Al Qaeda - 18
    Taliban - 14
    Evil-doer - 40
    God - 8
    War - 74
    Afghanistan - 14
    Justice - 32
    Murder-er-s - 7
    Fight - 14
    Threat-s - 9

    This does not include how many times the media repeated and replayed what was said.

    This is specifically what President Bush said, it does not include staements or speeches from Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney, or Powel.

    You can only imagine how many times the public heard these words.


    September 12, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010913-6.html
    Evil -1
    Terror 2
    Attack – 3
    September 11 – 1

    September 14, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010914-2.html
    Attacks - 2
    Enemies – 1
    Terror - 1
    Evil - 1
    God - 5
    Death - 1
    Murder-ers – 2

    September 15, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010915-4.html
    Attacks - 1
    Terror-ist-ism - 4
    War - 9

    September 16, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010916-2.html
    Terror-ist-ism – 9
    Evil – 8
    Enemy - 1
    God – 1
    Justice – 5
    Fight - 1
    Attack – 3

    September 17, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917-11.html
    Attacks - 1
    Terror - 2
    Evil - 2
    War - 1

    September 17, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917.html
    Terrorism – 2


    September 18, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010918-1.html
    Attacks - 1
    Terror-ism-ise-ist - 3
    Evil – 1

    September 20, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010920-8.html
    Attacks - 7
    Enemies - 4
    Terror-ism-ist - 32
    9/11 - 2
    Osama Bin Laden - 1
    Al Qaeda – 5
    Taliban - 5
    Evil - 2
    God - 1
    War - 10
    Extremist-ism - 1
    Afghanistan – 7
    Justice – 5
    Murderers - 4
    Iraq – 1
    Fight – 4
    Threat – 2

    September 24, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010924-4.html
    Attacks - 2
    Terror-ist-ism - 42
    9/11 -1
    Osama Bin Laden - 1
    Al Qaeda – 1
    War - 12
    Afghanistan – 1
    Justice – 1
    Fight – 1
    Threat – 1

    September 25, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010925-5.html
    Enemy-ies - 2
    Terror-ist-ism - 7
    9/11 - 2
    Evil-doer - 5
    War - 8
    Justice – 6
    Fight – 2
    Threat -2

    September 25, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010925-1.html
    Terror-ist-ism - 18
    Osama Bin Laden - 1
    Taliban - 4
    Evil-doer - 3
    War - 4
    Afghanistan – 2
    Justice – 4
    Threat - 2
    Fight -3

    September 26, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010926-3.html
    Enemy-ies - 1
    Terror-ist-ism - 7
    9/11 - 3
    Evil-doer - 2
    War - 11
    Threat - 1

    September 27, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010927-1.html
    Attacks - 2
    War - 7
    Enemy-ies - 1
    Terror-ist-ism - 13
    9/11 - 1
    Evil-doer - 6
    Justice – 2
    Fight – 1

    September 29, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010929.html
    War - 5
    Enemy-ies - 1
    Terror-ist-ism - 15
    Taliban - 2
    Afghanistan – 2
    Threat - 1

    October 9, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/20011009-13.html
    Terror-ist-ism - 14
    9/11 - 2
    Osama Bin Laden -1
    Al Qaeda – 10
    Evil-doer - 3
    War - 6
    Afghanistan – 2
    Justice – 8

    October 10, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/20011010-6.html
    Terror-ist-ism – 4
    9/11 - 1
    Afghanistan – 1
    Fight – 1

    October 11, 2001
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/20011011-1.html
    Attacks – 3
    War - 1
    Enemy-ies - 5
    Terror-ist-ism -8
    9/11 - 3
    Al Qaeda – 2
    Taliban - 3
    Evil-doer - 6
    God - 1
    Afghanistan – 1
    Justice – 1
    Death – 1
    Murder-ers - 1
    Fight – 1
     
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    and he should have been speaking of what? Milk subsidies? What is your point?

    Oh, I get it! Propaganda, tied to his speeches/releases for the month after 9/11. Gee, how weird that WOT would be the focus. :cuckoo:
     
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    I think the focus was prepping the public for invasion and war, getting the masses, afraid and ready to do whatever the Administration had in mind.

    These speaches were written, and the words were all selected carefully, you really think Bush needed to say Terror 183 times?
     
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    Yes to both. BTW, I DID read and understand that post, the "Oh" was sarcasm, I'll try to be more direct in the future.
     
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    I do not have the time, but it would be interesting to research and note when the focus shifted from OBL/Afghanistan/Al Qaeda to Saddam/Iraq/WMD's

    I don't recall it being all that gradual and I recall it happening 'round about Labor Day 2002, but my memory may not be that accurate.
     
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    Good work Super.

    How I wished he would have used a a time or two words like Courage, life, democracy, Rise above, Humankind, Freedom, Allies and the like.
     
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    And somehow you believe this would have been different if someone else had been President? Is that what you're trying to say?
     
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    They would have not been used to take us to Iraq if Gore had been president.
     
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    On that we can agree!
     
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    I absolutely am convinced that President Al Gore would have kept his eye on the prize and would not have invaded Iraq. yes.
     

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