, also known as argumentum ad nauseam
, is the name given to the policy of repeating a lie until it is taken to be the truth (see Big Lie
). For example, when Goebbels took ownership of the Der Angriff
(lit., "The Assault") newspaper, he attacked Berlin Police President Bernhard Weiss, calling him "Isidor" Weiss. Isidor is, to German ears, an insulting name with strong anti-Jewish connotations. This was done to such an extent that the public believed Isidor
to be his real
name, and he therefore became a figure of fun and ridicule.
"Monica was only given a 1 inch stab wound"
"Steffi only lost because of daddy fucking strippers"
"Public humiliation is worse than the death of a half-sister"
notr as malicious, but lies just the same.