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Monday, January 29, 2018

Trumps; Anti-Media Strategy: ‘Lügenpresse’



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Donald Trump has successfully used reality TV carnival barking acuity to shape a course for the United States. His ability to entertain and tap into increasing US xenophobia has literally pushed social dialogue into his lion's den of deceit, lies, hatred and, unfortunate but true, white supremacy. No longer are we experiencing conferred national privilege based on one's birth race we have a US president who is working to advance supremacist ideology which decades ago was hidden in figurative closets and around the dinner tables of racist and bigots.

Trump's attacks on US Media (the press) is comparable to the anti-press strategy used by henchmen for Adolf Hitler.
Hitler's ‘Lügenpresse,’ 

The term emerged way before the Nazis took over in Germany. For instance, the German Defense Ministry released a book titled “The Lügenpresse of Our Enemies” in 1918 during World War I. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, the term was coined by Reinhold Anton in 1914. In books, Anton used the term mainly in a foreign context to refer to “enemy propaganda.” It is unclear whether Anton was a pseudonym.  
At that time, the word was used more descriptively. A decade later, it had turned into an explosive and stigmatizing propaganda slogan, used to stir hatred against Jews and communists. Critics of Adolf Hitler's regime were frequently referred to as members of the “Lügenpresse apparatus.”
And we all witnessed early attacks on US media to be followed by Trump's patented "fake news" moniker. Ironic for a man who lies far more than he utters true statements, Trump has successfully emblazoned such a disparaging term on US Media and in the minds of his minions. Watch one campaign episode and the dynamic of audience operatives and their impact on Trump supporters who seemed to lust for an opportunity to join in slamming the press. 
The audience participant was the classic Trump sycophant. 

While Haaretz, liberal Isreali media, offers lear comparisons to Trumpism and the "isms" of another dictator who led his nation to genocide, murder, and ruin.  Haartez

Following reports of the arrest of a young man who spoke of killing CNN employees offer icing to the recipe of hatred for the media, the network offered a segment with host Don Lemon. 



While some find the comparison abhorrent, we call it as we see it.  Trump's cabal includes many comparisons to Germany late 1920s through the mid-1930s,  There exists no more appropriate example than a Trump close advisor.




Oh, the parallels are without question.



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