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Obama as Devil Outdoor Video

Background Information
This video shows a digital billboard that was projected on a wall in the center of Moscow. It shows Obama eating symbols of various countries with a list of large numbers of people killed. It identifies him as Killer #1 to the 2016 Hague tribunal.

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This is propaganda because
This is an extreme form of propaganda that pictures a U.S. President as a devil who is responsible for the death of thousands of people in many different countries. It is harmful because it positions a political leader as evil.

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    Avery
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:52
    Avery
    This ad is defamation of Barack Obama's character. They're placing blame for the death of thousands on him without any substantial evidence. They're portraying him as evil and demonic which is completely untrue. Residents of Moscow are being fed hatred for Obama instead of allowing them to form their own opinion.
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    Caz
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:54
    Caz
    Logos and Ethos are both used in this because of the statistical numbers they have and the character that Obama is playing the devil. They also used special effects to make the audience more intrigued. They essentially are poisoning the well because Obama was probably not primarily involved with all the people that died.
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    Brittnee J
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:08
    Brittnee J
    This is an example of propaganda because it shows that Obama is evil and placing blame on him for the death of people around the world. It causes harm because its showing that a political leader is a killer and is harmful to others
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    Clifton189
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:11
    Clifton189
    This is an example of propaganda because this video is severely misleading. Why? Because it is giving people the false impression that Barack Obama, the president of the United States is the devil because people are being killed and he's responsible. Him also being the head of the country he is considered the number 1 killer. Although our country is at war with another. So people are dying on both battlefields. But that's not mentioned.
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    Aleah Denae
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:19
    Aleah Denae
    This ad is completely ridiculous because of its use of the logical fallacy "false analogy" by comparing Obama to the devil, which is an extremely far-fetched comparison. It states Obama has killed all of these people in various countries however he hasn't killed anyone and it portrays him to be a horrible leader. This advertisement can be harmful to the audience in Moscow by portraying Obama terribly and it can shy people away from truly becoming educated on all of the good he's done and everything he's accomplished.
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    IsisC
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:25
    IsisC
    This is immediate and directed propaganda towards Barack Obama and his service in presidency, he is portrayed as a devil responsible for thousands of deaths also eating the world. A fallacy being used it post hoc because they are saying as Barack serves people die and false premise because what he s being accused of has no value.
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    IsisC
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:25
    IsisC
    This is immediate and directed propaganda towards Barack Obama and his service in presidency, he is portrayed as a devil responsible for thousands of deaths also eating the world. A fallacy being used it post hoc because they are saying as Barack serves people die and false premise because what he s being accused of has no value.
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    Sam Symes
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:57
    Sam Symes
    This is an incredibly harmful ad. It would have a large impact on anyone who doesn't already have positive opinions about Obama. Those who may have no opinion, already had negative opinions, or didn't know he existed, would be completely influenced by this. One of the main devices utilized would the portrayal of a well known figure in a negative light. By portraying Obama as the devil, the ad is causing a large reaction in viewers. This ad utilizes pathos, appealing to the fear of many who live in the countries impacted by the war. This also utilizes logos, somewhat, because it incorporates statistics. Whether or not those are correct, it is still utilization of statistics.
    This ad is harmful because it utilizes the fallacy of false analogy. There is no relationship between the devil and Obama (no relationship between church and state), and Obama does not possess the traits that are generally related with the devil.
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    Scoobert Doo
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:01
    Scoobert Doo
    This propaganda is extremely negative because it's portraying our president as a monster responsible for the death of thousands and labeled him as killer number 1. There is not much explaining just this semi-disturbing graphic of our President consuming different countries.
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    Jaymee P
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:12
    Jaymee P
    This is piece of propaganda would potentially have a really harmful effect on the public it would be presented to. It portrays a world leader as a literal devil responsible for the death of many people. There is no proof that the numbers used were factual and even so they were not directly carried out by Barrack Obama himself; they would have been a result of many multifaceted world issues. The technique employed in this would be poisoning the well.
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    Emma M.
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:19
    Emma M.
    The digital billboard uses propaganda to get the people of Moscow and any other viewers to believe that the president of the united states is a negative entity. The fallacy of poisoning the well has been used to get viewers to have a negative opinions of a man they may or may not know. This is harmful because first opinions usually influence someone's views about someone or something the most.
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    Allen Austin
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:13
    Allen Austin
    This ad really doesn't show any proof as to why Obama is guilty. It doesn't go in depth as to why he did to cause such terrorism and/or destruction. This ad just basically shows Glittering Generalities and many people believe the hype.
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    Spencer
    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:59
    Spencer
    This piece of propaganda uses two main techniques to get its point across. The main one is pathos, and specifically demonization. This video portrays Barack Obama as a villain, someone who is not to be trusted, and by outright comparing Obama to the devil. It also uses logos, as it gives some numbers, false or not, about Obama and whatever he has done.
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    katrina_M
    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:58
    katrina_M
    I find this propaganda statement very different. It is showing and increasing a very negative view of Barack Obama. This could allow for a change of heart that support him and could also anger other countries with him, all while this may not even be true data. While I am not saying anything done bad was right I am also not saying that this propaganda statement was right
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    James Morris
    Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:22
    James Morris
    This is harmful because it is painting Obama to be a villan plain and simple. This is very strong propaganda.
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    Lisa Ranieri
    Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:54
    Lisa Ranieri
    I don't take things like this serious, so to me its more laughable than anything. I think you have to be very impressionable to buy into messages like this.
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    alicea thomas
    Sun, 04/24/2016 - 09:53
    alicea thomas
    This is wrong, Obama himself did not kill anyone by his own hands. This plays on emotions and is used to paint America and its leader in a negative light
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    Jasmin
    Sat, 11/11/2017 - 03:52
    Jasmin
    This is harmful showing a past president as evil. This isn't good for showing unity in the US.
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    Murphthesmurf
    Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:18
    Murphthesmurf
    this is harmful because it is saying that our president was bad for our country.

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