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hgI think public opinion is very good advice for presidents and mayors and more
Does public opinion exist anymore?
In a command society like ours or Russia's, there is no public opinion. The media tells you what to think and you think it. Media is so ubiquitous that the general public has its opinions crafted far away, in newsrooms, campaign headquarters, and other centres of power. If opinions are formed solely by the ruling elite and it is impossible for anyone but the elite to shape those thoughts and beliefs, can public opinion be said to even exist under such conditions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:00, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
-  "The average citizen is the world’s most efficient censor. His own mind is the greatest barrier between him and the facts. His own ‘logic proof compartments,’ his own absolutism are the obstacles which prevent him from seeing in terms of experience and thought rather than in terms of group reaction." -- Bernays, Crystallizing Public Opinion
I would like to insert this quotation into the text of the article. Any objection?
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Truth has been added as there is little research conducted on the relationship between this article topic and Truth http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&q=allintitle%3A+truth+public+opinion&btnG=Search --126.96.36.199 (talk) 11:58, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Sometimes, public opinion overrides truth and vise versa sometimes. If the former happens, it appears to be the fact that the public opinion is misleaded and truth is not revealed properly --188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:04, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
In this sense, my google scholar's search may also be biased as there is no other independent search engine available publicly for obtaining the academic resources. The academic resources are only unbiasly open to the people who have the advantages of accessing them both commercially and publicly. --184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:39, 24 June 2009 (UTC)