CNN.com - 'Enemies of humanity' quote raises Iraq PR questions - Jul 24, 2005: "The U.S. military on Sunday said it was looking into how virtually identical quotations ended up in two of its news releases about different insurgent attacks. Following a car bombing in Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military issued a statement with a quotation attributed to an unidentified Iraqi that was virtually identical to a quote reacting to an attack on July 13."More about Subliminal Persuasion
Doctored Health News: "'Health reporters should not rely on prepackaged stories,' writes Maria Dorfner, whose company NewsMD Communications produces health-related videos. 'Physicians who migrate to television news ... lack actual reporting or producing skills.' According to Dorfner, this results in their 'relying heavily on prepackaged content."
(Via PR Watch's Spin of the Day.)
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Pushing Prescriptions - The Center for Public Integrity: "How the pharmaceutical industry gets its way in Washington... The pharmaceutical and health products industry has spent more than $800 million in federal lobbying and campaign donations at the federal and state levels in the past seven years, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found"
Buzzflash Review: We Know What You Want: " a vibrantly designed, practical introduction to how we are psychologically influenced as a result of intentional strategic design... The two-page section (104-5) on how to detect propaganda is worth the book itself. It captures the Rovian manipulation of public opinion in seven short paragraphs."More about Subliminal Persuasion