From Lincoln to Obama, Presidents as Propagandists

My nephew’s high school government class is studying propaganda, a word most students associated with Hitler, Goebbels, and the like. “I deal with propagandists every day,” I told the class in the Detroit area last week. “They work in the White House and in Congress–Republicans and Democrats alike.” … “Presidents need the [mainstream media] less than they once did,” New College of Florida political science professor Richard Skinner said Monday night in reply to my tweet on Benac’s story.

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