"Censorship is advertising paid by the government."
Federico Fellini
(1920-1993) Italian film director and screenwriter
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(-. way too accurate, I like it ;-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
    Censorship does not mean that something will get publicity. When something is censored by its very existence being hidden from the public it in fact has just the opposite effect.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    More often than not, censorship is accompanied with propaganda so that when it is proposed that the emperor may indeed have no clothes, the sycophantic masses will laugh at the absurdity. Cover-ups are pretty much the main game, and anyone who brings the truth to light will be discredited and if possible imprisoned. Of course, the Galileo's of this world will forever remain right while the State writes history to suit itself.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    _8-1/2_ is a TERRIFIC movie. Sorry. Just couldn't help myself.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
     -- Ronw13, OR      
    He must have met Bernays I think Fellini is saying once censored it becomes a must see inverted advertising... If you have a brand dominance selling bird seed advertise birds as pets. 
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
    Open censorship, yes, only increases the attention  look at Alex Jones, he is more popular than ever.  But, most censorship goes unnoticed.  I'm happy there is all this attention on 'fake news'  you know, it has been fake for a LONG time, before the internet took over.  Censorship is common practice, but only 'works' if people don't know about it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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