PD.com: You wont believe our bullshit
Started by Cramulus, December 17, 2019, 02:13:19 PM
QuoteOur real superpower at Fox News is that 85%+ of our audiences are just absolutely clueless to the powerful cognitive manipulation techniques that are baked into every 7–8 minute Fox News opinion segment.
QuoteThe other aspect of what I came to describe as Fox News' tribal hate porn superpower is that by delivering compelling new evidence of right-wing tribal superiority and more reasons to righteously and morally hate and demonize their binary existential tribal enemy (or "out-group" in social science speak), we get our tribalized viewers and streamers high.Why? Because at your subconscious level, tribal hate media is simply a powerful exercise in tribal ego-gratification because the act of hating on your tribal enemy is self-congratulatory. Look — when you consciously or unconsciously say "God — how could those stupid libtards be so ignorant" all your sub-conscious ego hears is "And look how smart you are relative to those idiots, Big Boy!"
Quote from: Cramulus on December 29, 2019, 03:18:36 PM78. The most effective advertising does not say "Brand X has qualities Y and Z"; instead, it presents a meme which associates X with Y and Z and leaves it up to the recipients to connect the dots. All the most virally infective memes require that the readers/viewers/listeners do some work to make some sense of what they are given – they are "pull" rather than "push" marketing.