As Karl Lagerfeld once said, “j’aime la publicité.” I love media manipulation, and the Right is particularly good at it. A local company, Veritas Communications, writes a newsletter I subscribe to, Touchdowns & Fumbles, which picks apart the PR strategies evident in news stories.
Mostly it gives Touchdowns to Right-wing groups and Fumbles to the Left, regardless of the campaign. The newsletter itself is propaganda. For example, being involved in culture jamming or Occupy earns an instant Fumble.
It’s hard to tease out, because the Left really is worse than the Right at mass communication, but it’s worth watching as a Lefty — learn the use of the master’s tools or whatever: learn the minds of the people who professionally prevaricate to detect said manipulation in your own life.