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I. Father Coughlin and Sam Adams were both propagandists. By discussing their careers, the media frames they constructed, and their different ideological positions, describe and analyze how they used “propaganda.” II. Intro a. Even though more than half a century later, propaganda still used b. Concept used: propaganda- colonial journalism that persuades the grassroots to act i. Black, gray, and white- gray=tactics of confusion, may lie (Adams) ii. Propaganda is the intentional spreading of ideas, concepts and facts in order to either help or harm a cause. iii. Propaganda can be used for anything from starting wars, to gaining political power. iv. Propaganda is far more effective when it is widely circulated. Therefore, the most effective use of media will yield the most effective propaganda. c. Thesis: through the use of propaganda in journalism , both father Coughlin and Sam Adams persuaded the grassroots, or common people, to act III. History of Sam Adams a. NY journal b. Boston gazette (1764) i. journal of occurrences (1769) 1. gray propaganda 2. used untrue statements to persuade and mobilize colonists 3. intended to frame colonists’ reactions c. ideology i. the basis of social organization ii. a value system in social conflict with others iii. dominant and subordinate positions iv. “meaning in the service of power” v. A belief system that leads to action d. Colonial ideology was based on: i. Agency- the innate right and ability of individuals to act of their own will
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ii. The right of the individual to be governed in a consensual dialogue iii. Shown in the dec. of ind. 1. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness e. “journalistic strategy” IV. History of father Coughlin a. Irish-catholic b. WJR radio (1927) in Detroit c. CBS radio (1930) d. Ideology i. Anti-Semitism-theory and prejudice that Jews are unacceptable ii. Needed someone to blame for problems e. Social justice i. Protocols of the elders of Zion (1938) f. Christian front g. FBI accused father Coughlin of being Nazi propagandist (1941) V. Similarities a. Both appealed to the working class i. Sam Adams made pamphlets to introduce and discuss colonial independence for all classes of people, whether literate or illiterate ii. Also made broadsides, not just something to know but should persuade, worked against mainstream, one page, quick, cheap, key tactic VI. Differences a. Father Coughlin acted on own interests (nativism) b. Sam Adams was considered an outsider while father Coughlin was part of the mainstream c. Sam Adams used propaganda to include the grassroots and persuade them for common good- independence. Father Coughlin used propaganda for exclusion of certain people
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d. Father Coughlin was a right wing populist who was against Jews and wanted to reestablish Catholics e. Populist- A grassroots political position f. Demagogue- act to build one’s own power g. Hegemony- maintain dominant power over group VII. Conclusion: what does analysis show? What have I learned and how can I
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