Our New Blog: News Frames – How the news is framed, and how it affects your brain. Updated weekly as a blog. Also on Twitter. (This blog replaces our regular "news" bulletins). Features: How to Avoid Responsibilities – Don’t read this if you’re a responsible member of the community. Coercion With a Smile – Friendly "persuasion" or Orwellian doublespeak? Regulars: News Frames – Our new blog. Amusement Arcade: Propaganda Gallery – Large collection (50+ pages) of designs for stickers, posters and postcards. Control Systems: The Guilt System – Your hidden, unresolved guilt makes you vulnerable. Media-related: BBC's misleading crime headlines – We noticed a pattern of crime misreporting on BBC News Online – a consistent cherry-picking of "rises" in crime (which often weren't rises at all). Miscellaneous: Today's Sermon II – On how to distinguish between absolute blame and practical blame, to avoid hysterical blaming frenzies.
• Critical Thinking
• rhetoric and media