Did you cant catch the DIRECT PROPAGANDA USED in that article?
Ah! Their infamous use of ellipses (...) I wonder what pertinent info they omitted this time?
The quote is from page 78 of Media and Society In the Twentieth Century (you can access it on Amazon here, sign-in to see page 78) and in the newer edition, it's found on page 83 of "Media and Society Into the 21st Century: A Historical Introduction By Lyn Gorman, David McLean"
The full quote is:
"Therefore, it is likely to be most effective if people do not have access to multiple sources of informationand if they are discouraged from thinking critically. Michael Balfour has suggested that the "best touchstone for distinguishing propaganda from science is whether a plurality of sources of information and of interpretations is being discouraged or fostered."
The WT then goes on to say that JW's "need a source of trustworthy, reliable information to prevent the enemy from playing tricks with your mind. Jehovah has provided this."
Ironically, the entire article goes on to use the same propaganda methods they warned about:
- "do not let terror tactics weaken you"
- "shut your ears"
And these doozies:
"Your defense? Be determined to stick to Jehovah’s organization and loyally support the leadership he provides—no matter what imperfections may surface"
"Do not be “quickly shaken from your reason” when faced with what appear to be damaging attacks by apostates or other such deceivers of the mind—however plausible their charges may seem."