15 February 2007

Remember this phrase

You seem to think that a television show's propaganda function works like an essay - as if, it can't be racist if it has some nice Muslim characters, or occasionally could give the impression that war might be a bad thing. It is as if the argument works through explicit didactic steps, rather than through a barrage of constant mutually reinforcing impressions.

Emphasis added. The esteemed comrade Richard S. in a comments thread at the Tomb.