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Propaganda Tactics & Fahrenheit 9/11

Click on the document above to download the PDF file.

Also see the Backdraft 9/11 follow-up article here.

This is a 14,000-word propaganda analysis of Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 in PDF format. The paper explores the use of the following influence tactics:

  • Omissions
  • Contextualization
  • Ingroup/Outgroup Manipulations
  • Cynicism
  • Traps
  • Manipulating Cause & Effect
  • Modeling the Convert Communicator
  • Pacing and Distraction
  • Associations
  • Numeric Deceptions
  • "Shutting Down the Opposition"
You're welcome to download or link to this paper, but please don't publish it or post it without my permission. Excerpts from this analysis now appear in Dick Morris & Lee Troxler's companion book to their DVD release, Fahrenhype 9/11. If you can't open the document, check to see that you are using Acrobat version 5 or 6; older versions won't open the document.

Update: I've had many requests from educators and parents to use this document for teaching critical thinking skills. Educators, parents: feel free to make copies for your children or your students.

Copyright © 2004 by Kelton Rhoads, Ph.D.
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