How did propaganda and censorship function in the media environment of late post-1968 normalization Czechoslovakia? Where did repression enforce the official consensus in an authoritarian state, and where was it enough to rely on more subtle means of coercion? The main part of the thesis is devoted to the analysis of media production, which, even in 1989, unsuccessfully tried to maintain in society strongly eroding propaganda concepts such as "struggle for peace", "peace of mind to work" or the threat of "hostile elements". The result of censorship and propaganda-conforming media texts in a changing society was increasingly untrustworthy "stories without logic". Although history never repeats itself, research into the ways in which the public sphere and communication have been authoritatively captured is relevant not only to a better understanding of history, but also in light of current debates about the rise of authoritarian communication in liberal democracy.