• KnightontheSun@lemmy.world
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    28 days ago

    Interesting to see this news. About a week ago I had picked up the mail and we still receive mailings for a deceased relative. This means we often get correspondence for the older demographic. On that day, it was the Epoch Times. Looking ever so like a normal newspaper. Trying to look like a trusted medium to the older audience to whom it was addressed.

    I’ve known of them, but being dismissive had never scrutinized it. Having a rare opportunity before me I did so and was not terribly surprised. In summary: References to “woke” news everywhere else, all glory to supreme leader trump and covid was a hoax.

    Anyhow, I did have to take pause and admit the propaganda machine of the right is quite good at what it does. Millions of Americans getting this rag, reading it and nodding along. Is there an equivalent on the left? One that lies and deceives and reaches so many? I don’t really think so.

    What is the quote? ‘a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on’.

    I am glad there are legal issues for them now, but the machine itself will keep grinding. Stay vigilant!

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      28 days ago

      It helps that the Epoch Times sits in free newspaper boxes in cities, basically letting people who need something to read for a few minutes get propagandized. Phones are having that make less of an impact, but it still makes an impact.

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      28 days ago

      I knew it was propaganda but didn’t know that specifically until they got in the headlines like a week ago

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    27 days ago

    My parents read this rag. I’ve told them of it’s chinese cult roots, and they didn’t care. I doubt this news would sway them either, such is the power of self-deception.