Each week, the members of the Watcher's Council nominate one of their own posts and a second from outside the Council for consideration by other council members in a contest for best post. The Watcher publishes the results each Friday morning.
There is an opening at the Council if you would like to nominate your blog for the Council. If you go to the Watcher's site, you will find instructions on how to apply on the right-hand sidebar.
Terry Trippany plays the role of Watcher of Weasels. Do visit the Watcher's Site for his theme of the week. This week, it is the techniques of propaganda being employed by the one:
Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (…) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (…) The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses.
Those aren't actually Obama's words - nor Terry's, for that matter, they're Hitler's. Terry quotes liberally from Mein Kampf to show that Obama's techiniques in fact have well trod historical antecedents. Do read Terry's entire post, When President's Tell Yarns: A Culture Of Deceit.
This week's nominations are:
The Provocateur - Too Good To Check: How the Conservative Media Unwittingly Smeared ACORN and Handed Them a Gift
Joshuapundit - Obama’s Press Conference: The Fiction Starts To Crack
The Razor - Iran and the Seasons of 1989
Rhymes With Right - NY Times Buries Important Detail In Promoting Another Law Limiting Second Amendment Rights
Wolf Howling - Obama On Iran: A Broken Moral Compass, A Distorted Perception Of Reality
The Glittering Eye - Thought Experiment: the Great De-Leveraging
The Colossus of Rhodey - Why does the Left accept the legitimacy of “elected” dictators so quickly …
Right Truth - The Fence Sitter
Soccer Dad - The njdc’s ledge
Bookworm Room - An Open Letter to the Iranian People
Mere Rhetoric - It’s Official: Obama Policy Triggers “Most Tense Encounter” In Years Between US And Israel (Plus: Can You Guess MR’s Blind Item?)
Submitted By: The Provocateur – National Review - Misremembering Reagan
Submitted By: Joshuapundit and Rhymes With Right- Dry Bones - Obama’s 3 AM Phone Call
Submitted By: Wolf Howling – Roger Pielke Jr.’s Blog - Obama’s Phil Cooney And The New CCSP Report
Submitted By: The Glittering Eye – Christopher Badeaux / The New Ledger - Through the Looking Glass With Andrew Sullivan
Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey – Oliver Kamm - Reaching out to ‘the Muslim world’
Submitted By: Right Truth – AP – AINA - Unrest could hinder Tehran’s regional goals
Submitted By: Soccer Dad – Instapundit - Why worry about an EMP attack?
Submitted By: Bookworm Room – The Futurist - Eight Ways to Supercharge the US Economy
Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric – Christopher Hitchens - Persian Paranoia
Submitted By: The Watcher – Michelle Malkin - Who’s funding the Obamacare Astroturf campaign?