Examples of Government Propaganda

By: Rishav Rout


Government (n.)

the process or manner of controlling a country, state, etc.

Propaganda (n.)

ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.

Propaganda Techniques

Glittering Generalities: Words of praise for a product or person, like America and goodness.

Example: Obama with in red, white, and blue, with hope below.

Namecalling: Trash talking another person or product.

Card-stacking: Manipulating information to make a product than it truly is by unfair comparisons, fact omission, or one-sided views.

Example for both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK3Y1KPzW9k

Testimonial: A famous person recommending a product.

Example: Shaq recommending IcyHot

Plain folks: Appealing to normal people through family and patriotism.

Example: Mitt Romney with children.

Bandwagon: An appeal to be part of a group

Example: McDonalds, Over 99 billion served

Transfer: The act of relating something or someone we like or respect with a product/person.

Example: below

Other Historical Examples


Animal Farm Examples


When Squealer calls Snowball a traitor and and criminal.

Glittering Generalities

Squealer praising Napoleon for all the great achievements in the Rebellion, etc.


All the animals follow Boxer's example in following Napoleon.v

Plain folks

Pigs telling the other animals that they work as well, just in different ways, and "comrade".

Card Stacking

The changing of the commandments without the consent of other animals.


The sheep bleating "Four legs good, two legs bad," and "Four legs good, two legs better."


Whenever the other animals questioned the pigs, Squealer just told them to go with it unless, they wanted Jones back.


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