Democracy and the Media. It can be designed to agitate the population or to pacify it. We often think of propaganda as false information that is meant to reassure those who already believe. Only Marxism—Leninism can do that.
Walter Lippmann described it as inherently "deceptive" and therefore evil. Today it is impossible to imagine American animated cinema without Disney and its cartoons In addition, some have called for a strengthened agency that has independent reporting, an increased budget, as well as greater training.
Is there a difference between the impact of propaganda in a democracy that has a free press and an open marketplace of ideas and the impact of propaganda in a dictatorship with fewer non-governmental sources of information?
Third, the messages conveyed need to be consistent, truthful, and credible. It is natural that different groups in society will see things from different perspectives and this is a good thing. There is nothing wrong with getting somebody who knows how to sell something.