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Showing posts with label Control The Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Control The Media. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

White House Authoritarianism

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Earlier today Donald Trump's favorite television show aired a segment of three Fox News entertainers ridiculing resistance to repealing the ACA. When political propaganda reaches the level of highly paid entertainers poking fun about people dying from no medical care, you know Trump and his propagandist have gone too far.  "too far: for those of us with rational minds. 

Watch Steve Doocy and his band of Trump Pipers.

The utter shame!

Now a visit to the White House for another reality show episode of "Kill the US Media (The Press)".

The long version...

If you have lived your life in reverence and appreciation of the drafters of the US Constitution, you should know of Thomas Jefferson affinity for a free press. While cyberspace is loaded with Jefferson quotes, regarding freedoms, government and the press, we have posted, (below) A few representative quotes.

Freedom of the Press: Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated and enlightened citizenry. On the other hand, newspapers too often take advantage of their freedom and publish lies and scurrilous gossip that could only deceive and mislead the people. Jefferson himself suffered greatly under the latter kind of press during his presidency. But he was a great believer in the ultimate triumph of truth in the free marketplace of ideas, and looked to that for his final vindication.
"The press [is] the only tocsin of a nation. [When it] is completely silenced... all means of a general effort [are] taken away." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, Nov 29, 1802.
"The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. 

 "The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

A question comes to mind. 

Why do Trump's presstitutes and surrogates spend an inordinate amount of time and energy attacking the press? Observation leads to  immediate thoughts of "something to hide, or developing authoritarianism; or both.  

After 150 days in the Oval Office it is way beyond obvious Trump has something to hide regarding Russia. Let's move to a quick read of authoritarian governance. 
1favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
"the transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime"
Definition established, now for a read of 12 common characteristics of totalitarianism. 

Let's close with a bit of deductive reasoning.
Trump has shown a penchant for "loving" Putin since he announced intent to run for the US Presidency. 
Putin is the epitome of totalitarianism. 
It stands to reason, if Trump admires Putin, he cannot help but admire Putin's totalitarian leadership.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: "Trumpism 101" Control The Media The Nation Will Follow

When you boss has been assessed to lie 91% of the time via POLITIFACT and other fact checkers, I suppose we shouldn't expect much difference.

From this presstitutes "alternative facts" through Trump's National Security Council guy, Flynn, lying to the FBI as well as the Trump Team strategy of a new addition to our lexicon: "Fake News." 

"Alternative facts." The phrase could only emanate from a group of people dead set on nefarious subterfuge while covering for the need to pose a false reality of the world in which they live, and a world they wish to promulgate for personal gain.  

The Urban Dictionary
Alternative facts
When truth is so unfavorable to a pathological liar, that they must invent a whole new category of lies to describe their nakedly intentional acts of deception. 
Kellyanne Conway told CNN that the President and his Press Secretary presented alternative facts about inauguration photographs that prove conclusively how few people attended the ceremony. 
by hewritesforODandcoinedthisterm January 22, 2017

"Fake News." An obvious strategy from Trump and his information ministers pushed down through is surrogacy cadre with the intent to label unfavorable news as false.  

”The leaks are real, but the news is fake.” Trump.

One news host over of the GOP's Fox News refuses to provide a clean path from Trumpism. watch and listen as Shepard Smith takes on the business of Trump as immune from the press and media.
Fox News anchor Shep Smith defends CNN reporter who asked about Russia— The Hill (@thehill) February 16, 2017
A CNN host and his network have decided to push back on Trump's presstitute cadre via not providing a platform for the baseless assertion (and attempt to mind control Americans). 

Trump and his administration staffers as well as surrogates, so disrespect the minds and intellect of rational Americans. Yet, we are seeing a degree of veracity with certain media regarding the "lie." Example CNN's John King, not a person I consider a fair and impartial commentator, addressed Trump's claim of inheriting a mess from the nation's 44th President.

Speaking of rational Americans: Why is the following of no surprise?

As Trump and his team work to control US Media (akin to any and all fascists regimes in modern history) some are resisting and million across the United States are not buying his propaganda and subterfuge.

Talking Points Memo

Just four weeks into his term, 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President, according to a Gallup's daily poll released Friday.

Mostly False
Trump Says Hillary Clinton’s State Department Mostly False"approved the transfer of 20 percent of America’s uranium holdings to Russia, while nine investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation."
— Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 in in a speech critiquing Hillary Clinton

Trump "We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College."
— Donald Trump on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday"

— Donald Trump on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 in a speech in Jacksonville, Fla.


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Racist or Bigoted?

Actually, the question is rhetorical, but you may choose the descriptor that makes you feel best.

Let's end with a peep at the creative output of a Trump supporter or a group of supporters.

Trump supporters would take an iconic Civil Rights artistic statement from the late and great Norman Rockwell, add blonde hair and offer the most low-class propaganda.

All his subject wanted was an opportunity education.

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From iconic US history and appreciation of Civil Rights to white supremacist propaganda.