Distinction between fake news and propaganda is scale

In the romantic comedy ‘Their Finest’ set in the 1940s, Tom Buckley says “Dunkirk, the miracle that put fire back in our bellies.”

He was referring to the Ministry of Information’s Department of Film, which was charged to motivate the British and manipulate the Americans into joining the fisticuffs.

In the film Roger Swain says of the departments efforts “If we were to capture the public imagination and their trust, we need a story to inspire a nation.” Indeed it was propaganda machinations at its finest.

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