US Colonel McGregor: “Zelensky no hero” 8 Mar Posted on March 8, 2022March 8, 2022Author steel city scribe 3
The soul of disingenuousness:
“Admire Volodymyr Zelenskiy all you like. But please don’t treat him as a heart-throb”
The piece complains about hero worshipping Zelenskiy thereby seeming to add credibility to the hero worshipping of Zelenskiy.
It does, doesn’t it? I gave that piece the second or two needed to pick up the gist. On balance I think I prefer the unapologetic empire apologetics of a Jonathan Freedland!
The most subtle I.e. Insufferable propaganda doesn’t directly state what it wants you to believe but brazenly presupposes it as if it is already beyond doubt.
Thus e.g. it doesn’t say “Putin is an evil dictator!”
It says, “What are we going to do about the evil dictator Putin?”
Or “The Russians have been brainwashed into thinking that Putin isn’t an evil dictator!”
Or “Some who should know better are Denying that Putin is an evil dictator!”