First of all, I meant no insult to Hope. I am sure she genuinely volunteers her time to a cause that she believes is right and just. I certainly did not comment out of disrespect to her, or any other volunteers.
But what is propaganda? (from wikipedia)
"Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda. Propaganda can be used as a form of political warfare."
One major type of propaganda, again directly from wikipedia:
Bandwagon and "inevitable-victory" appeals attempt to persuade the target audience to join in and take the course of action that "everyone else is taking."
Inevitable victory: invites those not already on the bandwagon to join those already on the road to certain victory. Those already or at least partially on the bandwagon are reassured that staying aboard is their best course of action.
Join the crowd: This technique reinforces people's natural desire to be on the winning side. This technique is used to convince the audience that a program is an expression of an irresistible mass movement and that it is in their best interest to join."
Now, does it look like propaganda to anyone else for a message that gives no hint of actual real information about the lawsuit other than a rather questionable high number of delegates (thanks, zsh, for explaining this is state delegates), and why release the number of delegates joining anyway? isn't that kind of giving away some significant info to the opponent in the lawsuit (the RNC)? unless, of course, the only intention is to influence delegates who might read it to JOIN THE CROWD.
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