Is is me not grasping something but who on earth invented the title of "Propaganda Minister" in Germany, which as we know was held by Joseph Goebbels, before the war started?
Propaganda indirectly means telling lies to the people to further an effort of your own doing. If we had one today people would just laugh and not listen to anyone working under that heading. I think the nearest this day and age to that word is 'Spin'.
When the war was turning against Germany by the end of 1942, even the top SS officials changed from the local German radio stations to the BBC, to get a true reflection of what was going on. Surely the German people must have been thinking that most things that were coming out of Goebbels media machine where false or over the top. It should not have took aerial bombing raids by American and British planes for people to realise it was all lies.
I would have thought a title of "Information Minister" would have been better, even if they wanted to tell lies about what was going on, since to me Propaganda Minister just say it all..