Propaganda Techniques Bingo
I would like to share with you a new take on an old game I’ve developed for my students and those of you who are occasionally brave enough to watch news television. This is is a game that you can play alone or with the whole family, no matter your political persuasion – as persuasion seems to be the only thing cable news is up to these days.
For your pleasure: Propaganda Techniques Bingo!
The rules are simple:
- Learn a little bit about Propaganda Techniques.
- Turn on, say Fox news, or even CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange.
- Prepare bingo card, use loose change as tokens
- Pay less attention to the content of the program, but rather the methods of communication employed by guests and/or “journalists.”
- Place a token on appropriate square when the inevitable technique to used.
- First one with a complete line wins.
- Note: you can even play alone – if there is a winning card, journalism automatically loses.
If you are looking for an example of how this could work – look no further – below is a very edited interview, which helps to demonstrate just how much fun the decline of civilized discourse could be, with the right perspective.