The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Ingraham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ingraham. Show all posts

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Trump Smorgasbord: Russian Asbestos, Fox News Racism, Suppress The Media

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Yes, the meme is based on fact.  Check Snopes dot com.

Now for a less popular topic which reaches across the full spectrum of US society. The far-reaching issue of race in the United States cannot be avoided and it can not escape its growing home on the social and political Right.

As you view what follows, notice the insertion of new phraseology from the caverns of Trumpism: "Legal immigration." A phrase introduced by Donald Trump over the past couple of weeks.

Alas, what does it take for lowlife white supremacist like David Duke to come to the same level of Ingraham?

Now watch as an MSNBC host, Nicole Wallace, addressed Fox New's growing support for the racist fissures of Trumpism. Of particular note is her unabashed unwillingness to accept fellow conservatives, Charley Sikes', characterization of Ingraham's remarks as "nativism." Nativism? How often we forget white people are not US natives and any attempt to gaslight or whitewash, or, less inflammatory use of the word racism is ridiculous.

A Media Matters take on Ingraham's Fox News segment.

If you are thinking the matter is isolated and unworthy of your time. CNN offers a stark example of what Hillary Clinton characterized as a "deplorable".

CNN ran the segment on the Erin Burnett Out Front show. (linked here) on the Right and may on the Left work at avoiding the reality of growing Nazis in the US, take a look at what follows.

Image may contain: 1 person, meme and text I posted that meme, but I know and you know Trump is carnival barking about what he called "Fake News." 

While real media is reporting matters critical to our lives of Trumpism, wouldn't you know Trump's mission (along with his closest advisers) don't relish the scrutiny? In fact, Trump's daily rant against the media is leading to increasing numbers of US conservatives who accept the prospect Trump could shut down all media which views him unfavorably. Imagine Fox News, Alex Jones and various A radio host as your only source of information. Actually, information isn't the correct word; it is more aptly called propaganda

Watch and listen...AXIOS

Another day in the Life.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Fox News As A National Communications Beacon

  Warning: Hannity's list of social and political undesirables from Fox News.

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I suspect you are a person who has little to no affinity for American conservatism. After all, you are visiting the site of a liberal opinion writer; a writer who only rarely reaches to Fox News for video and a writer who has followed the utter propagandizing of Fox News's Sean Hannity for many years. 

Hannity has admitted to more doctored video and misrepresented video on his show than anyone in the current event, business or the who serves as a top-level propagandist. Yes, he is the propagandist in chief on FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda And Entertainment Network) and he is a daily adviser to Trump.  An adviser who offers advice to a president who is without question on the wrong side of the history of humankind.  A president who is as humane as any hardcore conservative and a president who is utterly gullible regarding matters of international affairs.  While Trump is busying himself loving-up to the likes of Kim Jong Un and Putin, take a look at how Hannity is attacking the young woman in New York who defeated a ten-term Democrat party leader.  

I do not recommend viewing the full four-minute video as it could tend to leave traces of utter right-wing propaganda in your gray matter. The video is embedded for a reason. My major interest in posting the video is the background graphic Hannity used to attack Ms. Cortez.  His attacks will grow much viler as we approach the fall midterm elections, but for now, take-in the list of attack items.  You have two options. Either watch the video to the 40-second mark or skip through the clip tot he 40-second mark.  I was forced to view the first 40 seconds as a preview and frankly, I must consider a (morning) nap to cleanse my brain of 40 seconds of Hannity's propaganda. 

How about that graphic?

The real contempt related to the likes of Trump and Hannity lies in the fact so many Americans actually hold them incredible adoration.  It is no surprise the two men stand as Statues of Disgust and Beacons of Regression for the GOP; they offer what any business of service-oriented organization hold most dear.
Give the customer (viewer/supporter) what they want.
Conservatives and Fox News viewers thrive on the daily social regression of Trump and his communication talking heads.

While on the topic of Fox News as a conduit for Trumpism, consider this:

Trump has announced his choice for a Communications Director to replace his former model protege` who left her post after sitting for an interview with Bob Mueller's investigators. Trump will have a former top executive at Fox News in charge of White House communications. If you think Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has offered lies and misrepresentations in support of Trump, give it awhile and watch Shine ....shine. Link...The New York Times.

Trump's affinity for guidance form Fox News is well documented.  And here is a clear example of what we elected in 2016 and how the election is ...say Making American Great Again?

Former Fox News personality and current State Department Spokesperson Nauert. One minute and seventeen seconds of utter disbelief and chronic ignorance.

It is important to restate: State Department Spokesperson. 

I would be very remiss if I didn't offer another example of the state of conservative American and Fox News's Number two demagogue.

If you care to view the full segment from Ingraham, I offer it here. Consider the same warning offered regarding a Hannity's segment above: Watch the full segment at your personal risk... 
possible gray matter/cognitive soiling, the risk of temporary psyche damage, exposure to lies, incoming waves of propaganda.  

Fox News and American History.......

UPDATE: I start with Hannity. Watch and listen as he blames an active shooter on congresswoman Maxine Waters. 

The Fox News demagogue attacks as such after we have seen people go after members of the press; people who are Trump supporters.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ingraham Back On Fox News Delivering The Propaganda Against Starbbucks

Laura Ingraham is back on Fox News after her version of the "OOOPS" my advertisers are dropping me Fox News (non-previously announced) vacation.

Ingraham's segment related to immigration didn't go so well.  We do not have the full segment but the following Media Matters clip is poignant. While I question the judgment of attacking her based on her big misstep with David Hogg (advertiser protest), the guest's response to her challenge against him was newsworthy.

Ingraham is one step ahead of past former Fox News host who took incident induced vacations. Megyn Kelly returned from her "White Santa; white Jesus" remarks. Bill O'Reilly on another hand didn't; return from his sexual allegations (and payout scandal) induced vacation.

If you have a few minutes to spare, take a look and listen to Ingraham introducing typical Fox News demagoguery related the Starbucks incident which occurred a few days ago. She goes on a Fox News (business model) like criticism of the need for Starbucks to right the wrongs associated with its store managers handling of two African-American men sitting in the store. 

Starbucks is not a racist corporation by any measure. In fact, Starbucks Chairman, Howard Schultz, is a well-documented supporter of racist tolerance and diversity. No the problem with the Starbucks racially charged episodes is the very same problem as infests many across the nation: bias, bigotry and learned racism from parents and social settings (including schools). 

Ingraham focused on how Starbucks is (implied) bending over backward to avoid allegations of racism.  Well, I have to know Ingraham also saw this slip of another racists episode via a Starbucks store manager.

Starbucks as a people problem, but it wouldn't be wise to place the corporation on the same shelf with far-right, and very public privately owned corporations which have been known to practice regressive and non-inclusive policies.  

All said, the latter clip would to fit Ingraham's mission at Fox News.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Laura Ingraham Out Paces Limbaugh With A Gunshot Audio Effect! Gun Shot!

Queen of the Right-wing demagogues plays gunshot sound over audio tape! A shooting sound!

OK, we are not into the daily ravings of right-wing talk radio. In fact, all AM radio hosted shows have converted to conservative dogma, as it sells.  Liberals and progressives plus "high information" Independents do not need daily doses of dogma filled hatred of the Obama Administration. When we have concerns we do not hesitate to air the concerns in forums known for a much higher use of cognitive process, backed with data and without over-the-top angst and Draconian exhibitions.   If you look close, you might find the AM radio demographics are perfect for GOP and conservative income streams (revenue and host contracts).  "High information" people get information from other sources and they do not have that 'clinging need' to reinforce horrid paradigms on a daily basis.

Horrid paradigms? As is the case with most Right-wing demagogues a good portion of their programs this week have been devoted to disparaging remarks about the 50th Anniversary March on Washington DC (over this past weekend.)

"Oh, do we have fodder for our sycophants on Monday."  Laura Ingraham was classic in delivery of her "red meat." She actually go out ahead of the king Right-wing demagogue: Limbaugh.

Ingraham not only took cheap shots at the gathering, she used march speaker topics for 'dog whistles' to her festering throngs.  It took her about one minute into the embedded video below to take the killing of Trayvon Martin to right-wing dogma about killings in the black community. She mentioned statistics. Statistics exist that show the murder rates are not much different from murder in white communities. Let's face the bottom-line issue. We interact within our own ethnic groups far more than other ethnic groups. If there are going to be murders, it will take place predominantly intra-ethnic group. "Black-on-black Crime!"

Twenty-three (23) seconds of pure truism on "black on black" from someone not of the black community: Tim Wise, diversity consultant, author, educator and "One who GETS IT."

The Ingraham Show.  The  following audio tape is eight (8) plus minutes long. I skipped through the Ingraham 'ditto head' remarks.  I have too much respect for my psyche, my grey matter and I have contempt for 'low information' people who rail about positions each day. The audio segment is eight minutes long. Can you imagine sitting listening to AM radio for the full run-time of shows like Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, Savage, Beck and others? Ingraham's gunshot antics hit at approximately the 4:40 minute mark as Lewis's comments are cut short.

Now. for a bit of background as to how propagandist like Ingraham gather their sustenance as feed for their throngs of ravenous listeners.
The linked Politifacts piece is a bit long, but full of relevant information for people who consider themselves "high information."  We will not use any article text to save your reading time and space in this piece. You have to check out the Truth-O-Meter on this one.
The Truth-O-Meter Says: 

"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans."

Tweets on Sunday, July 14th, 2013 in tweets

A look at statistics on black-on-black murders

Linked article Read more after the coming break
We do not in any way challenging there is far too much killing in communities, the black community in particular. We take major exception to right-wing fear mongering and pro George Zimmermannism via use of flawed or skewered statistics.   If we are not a fully-integrated society, the relevance of the references to killings in the black community seem to accompany 'motive based messaging." 
Your Black World Dot Net published a piece this morning that encapsulates the many aspects of the truth related to "Black on Black" Crime. Chenelle A. Jones, Ph.D., Ohio Dominican University, wrote the piece. (NOTE: We realize many have disdain for long reads, but 'high information" people will read such works on an intermittent basis until done. So, we take the risk of thoroughness and delving deep)
Article excerpts
Excerpt One. There is no question that crime within the Black community is an issue.  However, there is a need to discuss and deconstruct this notion of “Black-on-Black Crime”.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) notes that most crime is intra-racial.  Statistics show that 84% of White victims are killed by Whites and 93% of Black victims are killed by Blacks (BJS, 2011).
Excerpt Two. So to argue that the intra-racial phenomenon of crime victimization is unique to the Black community is to demonstrate an inaccurate assessment of historical and contemporary crime and victimization trends.  Furthermore, to acknowledge the existence of “Black-on-Black” crime without equally acknowledging the existence of “White-on-White” crime is to perpetuate a myth of inherent black criminality, and Blacks are not inherently criminal.
Excerpt Three.The final issue with the “Black-on-Black Crime” argument involves the disparate treatment of Black and White offenders in the criminal justice system.  Whites represent a majority of the American population and are responsible for 54% of murders involving an intimate partner, 59% of murders involving a family member, 55% of murders involving infants, 56% of murders involving elders, 54% of s*x related murders, 53% of gang related murders, 70% of workplace related murders, 55% of arson related murders, 80% of poison related murders, and 53% of murders involving multiple victims (BJS, 2011).  Blacks comprise 13% of the population and are responsible for 59% of felony murders, 65% of drug murders, 50% of murders involving an argument, 56% of gun homicides, and 54% of murders with multiple offenders (BJS, 2011).
We will not comment additionally about the Ingraham cheap shot for her listeners. The gunshot sound effect speaks volumes about the GOP and its propagandist. they know how to play to GOP supporters. Ingraham piece linked.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hilary Clinton Released From Hospital W/Good Prognosis

A gallery of shame!

Good news on the health of the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.  She has been released from the hospital in which she has been interned since last Sunday.

Along with the acknowledgement of Clinton's improving health, we must look back at how some conservatives posited, opined, and entertained (Fox News viewers) with horrid fallacious speculation that Hilary was backsliding and hiding from a congressional committee.

Today's MSNBC Hardball segment has just what I have been awaiting: a segment with a summary of shameful exhibitions by well-known right-wing mouthpieces.  As you watch and listen to the following, and if you are not one who aligns with the right, relish in your spiritual well-being. If you are one who aligns with these people, I say two things. First, you have little to no business reading. Second a time will come when they will gather you up in their highly paid and far reaching rhetoric. You can become one of their victims within minutes.  

I could be wrong, but I believe there was a quasi or pseudo pundit in the segment who attempted to defray the vile vitriol from the Right. Do you know what is even more sad, no one of these demagogues have apologized for their words.

We will update this screed later  tonight.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious 'Cubed': Media Matters...hitting on all cylinders

They feel no shame, they are egged on by their viewers and listeners and they deliver!

The Daily GOP Ignominious was sat aside for a few days due to more pressing news issues.  So, my commitment to monitoring and reporting of the  insidious  decline of the GOP, is strong.  So strong, today I sought a bit of help from Media Matters. Well, I quickly found a revolving banner of four stories that show the depths of disgust and despair to which the Grand Ol Party, its Fox News propaganda center, its mouthpiece on AM radio, and the truly shameful depths of some politician on the Right.

Rush Limbaugh's history of disparaging remarks against people of color. Read closely and carefully, then think about the times when you listened to his show without thinking of  Limbaugh with utter contempt.

 GOP "War on Women" and deflection  to the Left! How seriously sad in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Hannity..without any credible evidence of Zimmerman's innocence.  I find it totally sad that people are taking sides in this matter when, frankly, I personally feel the black community wanted to see semblance of justice via an arrest and an investigation. If he had been release after the arrest  and told "Not to leave town" (as on television), I do feel the level of angst would have been moderately lessen.

Poignantly Moving: Tracy Martin


Limbaugh..OK, so he spews vitriol to his listeners and a conservative base. Question?  Should such a tragic circumstance as the murder of a young man lead to verbal onslaughts against people who feel Zimmerman should have been arrested?  As you watch the following think about the reaction from Tryavon's family after his arrest.  If you have ever seen more class and the appearance of honesty, please respond here. I read nor saw anyone salivating (yet) for a conviction.  So, Limbaugh, Hannity and the usual suspects are busy attacking ever vestige of the African-American existence. They preach hatred and guttural right-wing "terrorism" while a murdered kid's family shows pure class.