“Propaganda is like rain…knowing it’s wet does not keep you dry if you’re exposed to the weather.” — taopraxis
If you master spotting propaganda can you stand in the face of it? It seems to me the answer is ‘a brief while.’ Like the beginning of a rain storm, understanding wet cold drops on your skin is not useful if you don’t take cover. Soon you’ll be soaked and shivering.
Chris Martinson has won this year’s subconscious Olympics. Not only for feeling the early drops, but warning other people to take cover. Please read his excellent primer on propaganda and how it works.
And once you’ve identified a media outlet as untrustworthy, please come in out of the rain.