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Your Baloney Detection Kit Sucks. I still remember the thrill of first encountering a summary of Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit .

Your Baloney Detection Kit Sucks

Reading through the list of logical fallacies, I could feel a change come over my being and my posture: my biceps bulged, my abs hardened into a carapace, and my gonads turned to solid granite. Persuasive Tech. How to Analyze an Advertisement. Finding Ads' Hidden Messages There's more to advertising's message than meets the casual eye.

How to Analyze an Advertisement

An effective ad, like other forms of communication, works best when it strikes a chord in the needs and desires of the receiving consumer -- a connection that can be both intuitive and highly calculated. AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials. McDonald's Big Mac TV Commercial, 'Mouth Soiree' Welcome to Robert Allen & Loren Greene: The Propaganda Game [Excerpts] Robert Allen & Lorne Greene: The Propaganda Game [Excerpts] Based on the book Straighter Thinking by George H.

Moulds Published in 1966 by AIM (Autelic Instructional Materials) Publishers, New Haven, CT Contents I. II. III. Propaganda critic: index of site dedicated to propaganda analysis. Propaganda Resources on the Web. Detecting Bull: Table of Contents. Table of Contents A Confession of Bias In this book I argue that information-providers should be transparent so you'll know when to power up your skepticism shields.

Detecting Bull: Table of Contents

Nelson Mandela once said "where you stand depends on where you sit. " Without being aware of it, we absorb biases from where we are situated in society. Our race, gender, generation, geography, class and nationality each have a great deal to do with how we perceive the world. With no say in the matter, I was born melanin-challenged to Irish-American parents, a drop in the libidinal tidal wave that followed World War II.

Chapter 1 Critical Thinking About News and Information "The responsibility is now on the news consumer. . ~ Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media W hy study media or news literacy? News stories, indeed most media messages, are designed to be as easy to swallow as warm honey. After nearly a century of growth, professional news-gathering is imploding. Chapter 2 The Communication Revolution. USHMM Propaganda. Explore the Nazis' sophisticated propaganda campaigns and their legacy.

USHMM Propaganda

Features. War and Political Propaganda. Downy. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris. "Sedaris's sidesplitting guide to throwing parties hopes to return readers to the times when the word entertainment was "charmingly old-fashioned, like courtship or back alley abortions.

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

" While her tongue is firmly in cheek, novice party-planners will actually find some helpful hints along the way as Sedaris offers instructions and real recipes. Her tips run the gamut from how to properly freeze meatballs (freeze them on a cookie sheet before putting them into a freezer bag so they won't stick together) and deal with the inebriated ("Better to cut them off rather than pretend it's not happening and then allow them to stay over and wet your bed"). At the Corner of Happy and Healthy. John Corbett (actor) Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 9, 1961, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr.

John Corbett (actor)

He lived with his mother in an apartment block near the Ohio River in West Virginia. His mother was a waitress who worked in his uncle's music club.[2] Corbett attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he graduated in 1979.[3] He started playing the guitar at age 7 and at 16, he had a job as a security guard at the Capitol Music Hall.[4] Following his graduation from high school, Corbett moved to California and worked in a steel factory for six years.[5] During his time as a boiler maker in the factory, Corbett spent a year training to become an L.A.

County Deputy Sheriff but ultimately failed.[6] He stopped working at the factory when he got injured and went to Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. There, he took acting classes and studied hair dressing for a year.[7] Corbett said: "I went to hair school by day and studied theatre at night. Persuasion Analysis. The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan. List of Theories and Theorists—A First Look at Communication Theory. Share: The list below contains theories that are or have been covered in A First Look at Communication TheoryFull = a chapter in the 7th edition is dedicated to this theory.Brief = the theory is discussed in the 7th edition, but not assigned a full chapter.Archive = the theory was covered in a full chapter in previous editions.

List of Theories and Theorists—A First Look at Communication Theory

A pdf from the last edition in which it appears is available.When a theory name is clickable, the link will take you to Theory Resouces for that theory or open the archived chapter. View/Sort by: Theories | Authors You can also view the 7th Edition Table of Contents to see supplementary material as well as theories. Theory Resources—A First Look at Communication Theory. This section pulls together all of the available resources for the First Look text.

Theory Resources—A First Look at Communication Theory

Most come from the Instructors Manual, some from the text, and others have been created for the website. Psychology: Persuasion. 7 Things Really Persuasive People Do. While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point.

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea. Rhetoric and media. Distrotions in Media unit. Bill Clinton’s over-the-top ‘fact’ on mass shootings. “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.” — Former president Bill Clinton, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013 A colleague spotted this eye-popping statistic by the former president and wondered if it was correct.

Bill Clinton’s over-the-top ‘fact’ on mass shootings

President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban into law in 1994, but it expired after 10 years and was not renewed.