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108,300. You can and ought to control the public, and if we can’t do it by force, we’ll do it by manufacturing consent, by engineering consent. Out of that comes the huge public relations industry – massive industry dedicated to this; incidently, it’s also dedicated to undermining markets. Noam Chomsky, interview Chris Hedges June 2014, Youtube 55.08
86,077. The propaganda machine is even more effective than it is in Israel. American news coverage is influenced by a complex set of institutional relationships. These influences can be thought of as a series of filters through which the news must travel before it emerges in the voices of news anchors. To understand how American news media report on the Middle East conflict we need to understand how these institutional filters operate. Among the most important of these filters are the business interests of the corporations that own the mass media ... The government of Israel employs some of the largest American public relations firms as image consultants to coordinate its media and political campaigns. Nine Israeli consulates help implement these PR campaigns by developing relationships with journalists and monitoring media outlets. (Public Relations & Propaganda) Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land, 2004
86,078. No government in history has been as obsessed with public relations as this one ... If there is a message I want to be off it. Jeremy Paxman
50,264. When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with all the accompanying deceits. Advertising isn’t about truth or fairness or rationality, but about mobilising deeper and more primitive layers of the human mind. (Propaganda & Advertising & Public Relations) Brian Eno
86,079. Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. Richard P Feynman
86,080. The history of Public Relations is ... a history of a battle for what is reality and how people will see and understand reality. Stuart Ewen
91,913. Tyranny does not like publicity. It is one of the curious weaknesses of tyrants that they want to be liked. (Tyranny & Public Relations) Salman Rushdie, PEN World Voice Festival, conversation with Christopher Hitchens
32,538. All the President is is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. (President US & Public Relations) Harry S Truman, letter to sister 14th November 1947
100,375. Bernays returned to New York and set up as a public relations counsel in a small office off Broadway. It was the first time the term had been used. (Propaganda & Psychology & Self & Public Relations & Advertising) Adam Curtis, The Century of the Self I: Happiness Machines
100,376. He wondered if he could make money by manipulating the unconscious. (Propaganda & Psychology & Self & Public Relations & Advertising) ibid.
100,377. It made him [Bernays] realise that it was possible to pursuade people to behave irrationally if you linked products to their emotional desires and feeling. The idea that smoking actually made women freer was completely irrational but it made them feel independent. (Propaganda & Psychology & Self & Public Relations & Advertising & Irrationality & Smoking) ibid.
100,378. For the first time politics became involved in public relations. (Propaganda & Psychology & Self & Public Relations) ibid.