The Threat Against America
War became ‘conflict’. Winning was too loaded a term. Nations preferred not to win, but to ‘prevail’. ‘First strikes’ and ‘second strikes’ masked the full impact of a provoked or unprovoked attack.
In addition to word manipulation the media can also use many words that will associate a person with an organization or political faction to create a familiarity associating a person with a more well known aspect of the coverage. When the coverage of events of is following a presidential decision, such as the declaration of war, the media has a significant impact on presidential popularity due to the journalistic reverberation of events. Word manipulation is distinct part of Propaganda put forth by the media to inspire the public to react a certain way towards our Commander in Chief.
How It Historically affects Us
Another conspiracy theory was that there were planted bombs in the buildings because they did not fall over to the side.