A case study in American propaganda

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Robert Wright

“Here’s a joke I recently heard a Russian tell: A Russian is on an airliner heading to the US, and the American in the seat next to him asks, ‘So what brings you to the US?’ The Russian replies, ‘I’m studying the American approach to propaganda.’ The American says, ‘What propaganda?’ The Russian says, ‘That’s what I mean.’ If you don’t get the point, I can help. A few weeks before I heard this joke, I heard a Russian make the point explicitly: Yes, Russia’s state-controlled media is full of propaganda, but at least most Russians are aware of that and take the prevailing narrative with a grain of salt; Americans, in contrast, seem unaware that their own prevailing narratives are slanted.” (06/12/22)