"It is the trivial, the irrelevant, the sensational, the appeal to obsolete bigotry which naturally give it greatest publicity. In such publicity it becomes a mere vulgar caricature of itself."
by:
Everett Dean Martin
(1880-1941) American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer, social psychologist, social philosopher, advocate of adult education
Source:
Are We Victims of Propaganda, Our Invisible Masters: A Debate with Edward Bernays (1929)
https://postflaviana.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/martin-bernays-debate.pdf
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Looks like racist rhetoric is a time-tested tactic of propaganda to rile people up over trivialities and exaggerations.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The Progressive caricature of self is a vulgar theocratic socialism. The private and expanded collective sensationalizes bigotry by anti-reality propagating (mountains out of mole hills) the trivial and the irrelevant. 

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary, MI      
     
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