Many are quite familiar with corporate media machinery, also known as public programming, designed to manufacture the public perception and consent.
It’s important to recognize that facts are not necessary in this theatre, only illusions and fear are needed in this venue.
Anyone who has seen the 1997 movie, “Wag the Dog,”with Dustin Hoffman, Anne Heche, Robert De Niro, and Woody Harrelson, got a close look at how the deliberate orchestration of world events by the CIA, is an art form that happens every day, behind-the-scenes, made for TV.
Skillfully crafted “shows” are created to influence the public’s perception of reality, deflect negative publicity away from, or toward politicians and certain people, in order to present a certain theme for the public.
So, every time we see the mainstream media’s latest crisis-creation, it may be wise for us to look more closely and ask ourselves, is it FACT or is it FICTION?
The Simpsons 2010
“Fixing the barn door before the horse bolts: Effects of pre-crisis engagement and stealing thunder in crisis communication” Link
“This research reports on the buffering effects of two proactive crisis communication strategies: pre-crisis engagement and stealing thunder. Pre-crisis engagement is an organization’s strategy to engage with stakeholders’ petitions before a negative event escalates into a crisis while stealing thunder is an organization’s voluntary revelation of a crisis before it is revealed by a third party such as new media. The results showed that the effectiveness of pre-crisis engagement with stakeholder petitions was moderated by stealing thunder such that the effects of pre-crisis engagement were stronger when the organization stole the thunder. A moderated mediation model explored the underlying mechanism in which crisis responsibility mediated the interaction effects between pre-crisis engagement and stealing thunder.”