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The Pardu
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Showing posts with label "Fake News". Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Fake News". Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Black Monthly Jobs Numbers ("Fake News")

Defending Against Alleged Use Of "N" World Leads To Press Sec'y SNAFU

Watch and listen as the White House Communications department either shows its level of utter incompetence, or the communications operatives sought to pepper its supporters and uninformed independents with false jobs numbers. The numbers feed to the Press Corp via Press Secretary Sanders were on first hearing farcically inaccurate while defying logic.

The numbers Sanders spewed were offered to offset allegations Trump is on tape using the "N" Word. Why would a denial of use of a guttural disparaging word require staking the platform with comments to assuage (allay or palliate) the psyches of listeners? The effort failed miserably and in accordance with other serious Trump Administration communications SNAFU.

We offer the full segment (question and response) from the CNN reporter, as well as a shortened version for additional clarity.  What follows adds to the reality of Trump's talking heads reaching back to the previous administration for punching bag comparisons.

Within mere hours Sanders appeared on Twitter to apologize for issuing "fake news."

Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump

As we fold yet another episode of Trump "fake news" into US History it is important to recall and remember a key point. Trump recently hired a former Fox News executive, Bill Shine, to run his communications Department and serve as an adviser. As a Fox News top executive, we posit information from the White House will take on edges which fuzzy reality so much, we can expect more such apologies. While the Trump team disdains the apology, the words are unavoidable when issued to address failures in Communications 101 (check and recheck reportable data when possible). If the data is unverifiable, do not use the data.

But, in the Fox News world, it is much more easy and effective to as for forgiveness then pass on an opportunity to pepper viewers with false reports.

Market Watch published a piece this past April which effectively shows Shine's former network has issues with bias and reliable reporting.  Excellent read but includes one chart which requires a bit of discernment (the word use triangle).

Fox News is less trusted than CNN and MSNBC, Fox News graphic shows

Shouldn't the nation expect better from the White House?


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.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Yemen, "Fake News", Trump's Congressional Address

A President embarks on a war with all media other than conservative media and crackpot Youtube broadcasters. 

If you need an example, follow Trump's failed Navy Seal mission in Yemen. I have heard reports Trump authorized the mission of over dinner. I have heard and read other reports he wasn't present in the Situation Room as the mission unfolded.

Let's checkout an NBC News report from last night.


"Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even barely a week into [President Trump's] administration?" Bill Owens, whose youngest son Ryan was killed during the raid, said. "For two years prior ... everything was missiles and drones (in Yemen)....Now all of a sudden we had to make this grand display?"  
A senior Congressional official briefed on the matter said the Trump administration has yet to explain what prompted the rare use of American ground troops in Yemen......

Once we lived in a nation with national leaders who subscribed to that age-old adage: "The buck stops here." Apparently, 63 million Trump supporters and 75 million third party voters inclusive of nonvoters, do not internalize lingering affinity for the bucks stops here. Their newly elected president certainly has no inner core with fissures of accepting he authorized the failed Yemen raid.

Watch a snippet from Trump's over the top out of character (for Trump) and minus any level of veracity Congressional Address on Tuesday night. MSNBC's Chris Hayes broadcast a segment regarding a US President who is so outside of the box, he has no box.

While the vast majority of Americans know the truth regarding a spineless president who won't accept his responsibility for the failed mission it is refreshing to find certain national media explored the horrors of the failed raid as well as Trump's use of the dead Navy Seal's vwife.  Vox linked, here.

Is there any wonder why the Trump White House is so consumed with labeling most of US media as purveyors of "fake news?"