Misdirection as Propaganda: We Don’t Torture!

Bakir, V. (2014) Misdirection as Propaganda: We Don’t Torture! In: Media, Persuasion and Human Rights, Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, Bangor, November 2014.

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Coming out of a typology of Organised Persuasive Communication (under development with Eric Herring, David Miller and Piers Robinson) I present misdirection as an important, and frequently used, aspect of contemporary deceptive propaganda. I offer a definition of misdirection, and explain how it is different from other common forms of deceptive propaganda techniques. I explain the importance of misdirection, and illustrate its usage with examples taken from the Bush administration�s torture-intelligence policy (2001-2008). The example extends to the UK�s complicity in this torture policy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Arts and Humanities > School of Creative Studies and Media
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2015 02:29
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2015 02:29
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5449
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