Are we being manipulated by the media?

We’re being presented with images designed to arouse an emotional response so we will accept or even clamour for the agenda the corporations are promoting.  It’s called “marketing.”

Here are three examples of these images.

I’ll start with the current one:

The widely shared photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, even landing on the new cover of Time magazine.

The whole thing is a lie.

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The girl’s father told The Washington Post on Thursday night that his child and her mother were not separated, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that the family was not separated while in the agency’s custody.

Source: MSN.com The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother.

That cover was designed for us to think Trump is heartless.  Oh, that mean nasty Trump, enforcing a policy the Obama administration brought in.


Syrian boy drowned because his father wanted new teeth

“While acknowledging that the boy’s death was a tragedy, he said: “That boy and his family had lived in Turkey for three years. The money for that boy’s father to pay the people smugglers was sent from Canada.” He added, “The father sent them on that boat so the father could get dental treatment. They were in no fear, they were in no persecution and they were in no danger in Turkey.”

Source: The Daily Caller, Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

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They weren’t refugees.  Those in favour of mass immigration have used this heart rending image to great effect.  Anyone who wants the flood of migrants controlled or stopped will be seen as heartless.


We’ve all seen that photo of a polar bear stranded on the iceberg … Al Gore’s poster image for “climate change.”

They want children cuddling their teddy bears to cry for their parents do something about “climate change.”

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There was just one problem: the photograph was taken not of polar bears “stranded” on ice – far from it.  Rather, the bears were wandering around their natural environment as they do every day.

Let’s hear it from the photographer,

The student who took the photograph, however, gives her account: ‘They were on the ice when we found them and on the ice when we left. They were healthy, fat and seemed comfortable on their iceberg.’ Amanda Byrd, an Australian graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), says she took the picture around three years ago – in the summer. The photograph was not ‘taken by environmentalists’ but as part of a field trip with the university.

Furthermore, the photographer wasn’t even asked permission:

Byrd is clearly a little miffed that ‘the image you have seen around the world was distributed without my consent, and [with] the wrong byline’.

Source: MRC News Busters

Be careful with mass-produced news items containing emotive images designed to grip people.  It may not be what it seems.

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