Oh yes, people often refer to uncomplimentary works as propaganda. Whether the accusation is true or not depends on how fairly the work represents the balance of evidence, if it acknowledges it at all. That makes all the difference, don’t you think?
Omission, tone-conscious word choice, and other things can be important for shaping perception while not rising to falsehood or misrepresentation.
Indeed, those are important considerations. It still comes down to how the balance of evidence is represented, right?
ARC’s venture was sparked not just by the CMC competition, but also the GalMil competition1, which was of course a response to the CMC.
The GalMil and CMC competitions did catch my interest. Particularly their open admission that what they were doing was propaganda.
With two competing military propaganda campaigns, we couldn’t help but promote a third way.
I have a fondness for third and other one-off options.
We branded this as a ‘corporate messaging competition’ in some cases, but propaganda work is a noted pastime among independent capsuleers (emphasis mine)
The more I deal with other capsuleers the more strange I realize we are as a group.
As always, depending on your dictionary, definitions will differ.
Which is why I don’t depend on dictionaries as absolute authorities as they sometimes define things incorrectly. I do depend on dictionaries for general term usage but am open to alternative definitions, as per below.
It’s the term “concerted.” While it may not necessarily mean the messages are biased, it doesn’t exclude the possibility either. I see your point however.
Thank you for your time, Ms Priano. You’ve been very helpful.