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Monday, April 16, 2018

Trumps Presstitutes, Polls And Demagogues

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How many professional talking heads would allow this to become part of the camera archive? Stage presence and awareness helps with credibility.

Did Trump's White House Press Secretary actually appear on ABC news (this morning) and use Rassmussen daily polling as a tool to facilitate a comment about Trump's job approval. Moreover, she may have also used Rassmussens polling data for that ever-present conservative reach to compare against former President Obama' ratings during the same period.

The idiotic non-credible assertion comes near the 4:43-minute mark of the following video. It is important to keep in mind, Huckabee's number one viewer is Donald Trump himself. Every word she utters is either blessed by Trump or spoken to pleases the narcissistic president.

In 2016, Five-Thirty Eight ran an exhaustive list of national political polling and data based indications of the poll's political lean (red and blue bars to the far right of the poll table). 2016 Five Thirty-Eight Poll, here. Of course, Rassmussen was shown to be one of the most conservative-leaning polls. 

Huckabee echoed early April comments from her boss.

Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration. 6:08 AM - 3 Apr 2018
In early April Rassmussen did show Trump's approval rating at 50% and during the same period in 2010 Obama's rating via Rassmussen.was 46 percent. Fair as long as readers and listeners consider the real story of Rassmussen. The poling authority is a right-wing major leaning poll and it is reported Scott Rassmussen is a Trump supporter with a history of total contempt for then President Obama.  

The Washington Post on April 3rd offered a good analysis of Trump's polling mantra with a few critical words regarding Rassmussen.

Now take a look at how Huckabee Sanders boss used her comments (probably inserted by Trump and his team) as a basis to feed daily Twitter fodder to his ravishing hordes of supporters

Just hit 50% in the Rasmussen Poll, much higher than President Obama at same point. With all of the phony stories and Fake News, it’s hard to believe! Thank you America, we are doing Great Things. 10:44 AM - Apr 15, 2018
All presidential and gubernatorial administrations employ layers upon layers of information purveyors. Political leaning Right and Left join in a form of Venn Diagram when their mission is promulgating information and disseminating "friendly or influencing" propaganda. The only difference in the messages is the ultimate impact of the message.

Follow the quotes below to see how messaging and communications has left a scar on the history of humankind.

"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."
"There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the **er, and this will always be "the man in the street." Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology."
"Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated  are confident they are acting on their own free will."
"Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred."
"...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious."
"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
"We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection."
*All* quotes from Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda for Adolph Hitler
There isn't an administration in modern US history which needs and employs demagogue presstitutes compared to Trump's purveyors. From the former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, through the current Huckabee Sanders and all employees of the White House Communications Office as well as a cadre of television and radio operatives, Trump's "presstitute "  payroll has to be over-the-top.

Presstitute (Dictionary dot com)
Slang: Disparaging. 
1.a journalist or media source whose news coverage is considered to be inappropriately influenced by business interests, political motives, etc.
If you need another level of presstitute, how about one who formerly worked for Ted Cruz during the 2016 primary campaigns and who disparage Trump-like no other. Watch Kellyanne Conway in the following very brief Now and Then demagoguery.

After the Trump than and the Trump now oratory, watch As CNN's Chris Cuomo attempted to interview the former Ted Cruz talking head about matters related to Trump and Asst. DOJ Head Rosenstein.   The interview is a long view, but as I always state being an HIV (high Information voter) is work. 


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