Federico FelliniFederico Fellini, (1920-1993) Italian film director and screenwriter

Federico Fellini Quote

“Censorship is advertising paid by the government.”

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini
~ Federico Fellini

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

(-. way too accurate, I like it ;-)

Anonymous, Reston, VA, US

Censorship does not mean that something will get publicity. When something is censored by its very existence being hidden from the public it in fact has just the opposite effect.

E Archer, NYC

More often than not, censorship is accompanied with propaganda so that when it is proposed that the emperor may indeed have no clothes, the sycophantic masses will laugh at the absurdity. Cover-ups are pretty much the main game, and anyone who brings the truth to light will be discredited and if possible imprisoned. Of course, the Galileo's of this world will forever remain right while the State writes history to suit itself.

Byron, Fort Collins

_8-1/2_ is a TERRIFIC movie. Sorry. Just couldn't help myself.

Robert, Somewhere in the USA

He must have met Bernays I think Fellini is saying once censored it becomes a must see inverted advertising... If you have a brand dominance selling bird seed advertise birds as pets. 

E Archer, NYC
  • Reply
E Archer, NYC Robert, Somewhere in the USA 8/27/18

Open censorship, yes, only increases the attention  look at Alex Jones, he is more popular than ever.  But, most censorship goes unnoticed.  I'm happy there is all this attention on 'fake news'  you know, it has been fake for a LONG time, before the internet took over.  Censorship is common practice, but only 'works' if people don't know about it.


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