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Showing posts with label Media Matters. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Ugliness Of Hate And The Pathetic State of Trump





Imagine That...

The Ugliness of Hate

The following Media Matters news segment appeared on CNN.  


CNN"S ALISYN CAMEROTA conducted a rather long segment with a young white man who seems to have awakened to the ills of white supremacy as ti manifest in American. He spoke of being radicalized via YouTube; the res is as follows (including the brief segment excerpt).
ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): How does a liberal young man become a follower of the "alt-right"? You're about a meet a man who says he was radicalized by "alt-right" figures via their persuasive YouTube videos. He believed their extremist conspiracies for years. But then he somehow deradicalized himself, and he's now working to help others get out. Joining us now is Caleb Cain. Caleb, thank you so much for being here to tell your personal story. I think it is so fascinating. So just to bring people up to speed, somewhere around, as I understand it, 2015, you were sort of at loose ends. You had dropped out of college, you were looking for direction. I think -- correct me if I'm wrong -- at the time you would describe yourself as liberal. And somehow online you found your way to these "alt-right" videos and websites. And then describe what happened. 
CALEB CAIN: Yes, ....... (The video follows)

The Pathetic State of Trump

Time to move to our ever-present lying White House occupant. If you follow any current events you know the nation elected a pathological liar. Therefore, we expect daily lies for Trump and each of his inner cabal.  The extent of lying from the White House is so pervasive, GOP members of Congress and false Democrats who site in the US Congress are finding themselves revealing the level to which they will also lie to the American people. As we move through the 360-degree essential reality of Trump and his congressional stooges and staff, there is another critical group which wears the same label of shame. US conservatives who facilitate Trumpism via overt and obvious willingness to accept any and every lie as well as tacit conservatives who are willing to ignore historic poor leadership form the GOP and record lying form Trump and company. 

The latest and most disturbing example of a Trump lie was offered to the world yesterday. While speaking about reports Kim Jong Un's brother was a CIA asset, Trump clear stated the prospect of such an operation would not be part of the manner in which he conducts business. Wouldn't you know, today he seeks to modify his comments with one of the zaniest yet validating statements he has uttered since taking office  His words clearly show he speaks with a brain which has a core in lying.

Watch and listen...



Did the headline in the Crooks & Liars piece read with the word "Bizarrely"?  Well, Trump topped that late yesterday.
Imagine that... literally inviting foreign involvement and meddling in US general elections.  

After such a statement any rational person should question Trump's recent adjective-laden criticism of Joe Biden.  A US president stooped to calling a potential election opponent, "dumb", "less mental", "not so good looking", and in some cases "sleepy". If Trump's remarks to ABC's Stephanopoulos doesn't show his criticism of Bide as something of a mirror reflection of the nation's 45thh, this linked CNN segment with Rick Santorum may remind of you

Speaking of CNN, conjure up and consider thoughts of an international news (and entertainment) network which pays conservatives to come on air to defend the wild manifestations and insanity of Trump. It is the existential reality of my use the word "presstitute." Santorum is a classic presstitute. 

And how did Trump's favorite news show handle his bumbling revelation?  Media Matters offers how Fox offers the ugly to its viewers. 


Another example of the most non-presidential person to sit in the White House was recently published via Snopes. "...cleanest air in the world."

This is an update to a post from earlier today:  Herewith is yet another example of the intellect form the Oval Office. Yes, he typed "whales" Instead of "wales". There is something about it that leads me to the prospect it wasn't a typographical error. Crooks And Liars.
Trump Ridiculed For His 'Prince Of Whales' Tweet


Imagine all of that.....
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Friday, April 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Fox News Messaging




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Watch Fox News feed its minion viewers.   It doesn't matter what you are about to see and hear is pure propaganda based on a lie and misstated data. The producers of the Fox shows know once the information reaches the inner core of its viewer's brain, the data sticks like a too small MAGA cap.

Watch Lou Dobbs crowing like a morning rooster while spewing the Fox News lie and showing a graphic.



The Trump approval number isn't accurate. What follows is is a chart from the Georgetown.edu site. 



If you wish to see a full set of slides, this link will take you to the pdf poll results. 

The following Snopes link relates to the Fox News misstated report   I have posted it for another, and more detailed, look at the misstated data.

Fox News chart (graphic) manipulation is well known and thoroughly documented. Let's check a few examples.

Unemployment during the Obama Administration. What follows looks normal, eh?



Here is how the Bureau of Labor Statistics data should appear on a chart. 



Fox could have failed in developing the chart due to the employment of interns or a low-grade hands-on project via a set of high school day trip visitors to the network graphics department. Or the network could have suffered from a few moments of poor editing in the production room. Or, and quite probably the network graphics staff developed a chart to minimize the impact of Obama's dropping unemployment rate.

Here is another major effort to deceive on behalf of Mitt Romney's run for the US presidency. Romney claimed welfare recipients had increased during Obama's first term.


Notice the chart Y-Axis at 94M, instead of the much more widely accepted "0".

Media Matters posted a chart which shows a prepared and posted an accurate representation of how the bars should appear. 


Quite a bit of difference, eh?

Let's view more example. Have you ever seen a chart like the following chart?

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Now check out a couple of views of the same chart with proper y-axis to the left side of the chart.

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And, that is how it works. No, Fox isn't guilty of using interns of inattentive high school day trippers. The network is about the business of propaganda, entertain, and message delivery for the GOP/Trump.

We will end this part of the piece with 53 seconds of Morning Joe.

Since I mentioned message delivery for and to conservative America consider the following segment from Trump's most-watched morning entertainment. What we have here is the full extent of Fox News's degeneration into a racist repository of manipulation and indecency.




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Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Small group of people"





A few days ago an image of SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was vandalized as such:



A few days before the yet another case of white supremacist mass murder.  Mass murder via an animal who left a manifesto and claims he was transformed t a racist during trips to Europe.

The following image represents a type of Trump supporter we are seeing much more than is healthy. 

After the terrorist deaths of 49 innocent religious worshippers in New Zealand (including children), it is pathetic anyone could capture an image as the sick exhibition above. Apparently, the image of a Trump nut case who strategically drove past a New Zealand massacre commemoration in Cleveland Ohio.

Trump supporter drives ‘build the wall’ float past New Zealand mourners at Cleveland City Hall

The image somewhat reminds of the Florida bomber who mailed bombs to CNN and members of the US Congress.  His abode looks as like a veritable propaganda van for  Trumpism.

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The Daily Mail UK is joining other credible media in reporting the extent to wh9ch the New Zealand terrorist (white supremacist) is a Trump supporter. According to Daily Mail policy, we have linked their latest article, here.  

How amazingly sad we live in a time in which the US President can sit on camera and deny the existential reality of growing white supremacy. As stated in a TPI piece we published yesterday, Trump's denials are longstanding, trite and laced with motive. CNN's Don Lemon best captured Trump's indifference.
Trump denies growing over racism but aren't we seeing and reading more cases of abuse against African-Americans in the State of Ohio? The answer is "yes." I recall recent reports of hangman nooses at a UPS distribution center and I believe similar reports from a GM plant in the state.

Alas, Trump would deny the proliferation of which nationalism, when his party has a long-term member of Congress, has the collar of the nation's most vocal elected racist: Steve King (R-IA)

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More?  

Fox News recently suspended one of its more vile demagogue hosts for anti-Muslin rants. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Wouldn't you know who came to the defense of Fox News's Pirro? The US President who stated he felt growing white nationalism is among a.. "small group of people." 

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And how did 45 react?


....must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true....
....to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for . Your competitors are jealous - they all want what you’ve got - NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!

We titled this piece as such for a reason. 

Is there any doubt Trump has a motive for his defense of all things bigoted and racist?
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fox News Facilitator Defends Use Of "Public Hangings" Jargon





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Documented US Lynchings

Earlier today we posted a piece with reference to FOX News as and propaganda an entertainment network. One should only hope the network is as reality TV as Atlanta Housewives, or the former Seinfeld (if you abhor or cannot relate to the metaphorical reference to the African-American dominate Atlanta Housewives).

As we reviewed a few Facebook posts think of the happenstance of running across a segment in support of the "public-hanging" Cindy Hyde-Smith for Mississippi Senatorial candidate?

As the Fox Host says..we bring it out to the couch.....


It is important to remember, there are millions in the nation whose family history may include lynchings as a means of Jim Crow suppression of African-Americans.  Actually, there is quite possibly an equal number of non-African-Americans who may find family history which includes the death of a member via the rope.  Of particular note, Abe Lincoln ordered the largest public hanging in US History and it was perpetrated against a group of Native Original North Americans. In all fairness, Lincoln also commuted the sentences of 264 native inhabitants via the same order. Nonetheless, the use of the words public hangings (AKA Lynchings) shouldn't find its way into any news or entertainment network. Unless, of course, the network is feeding a political base or viewership which finds the image acceptable.

Yet, Fox isn't Trump's only communications division. Sinclair Broadcasting is an equal member of the Trump media brigade and has greater potential for reaching you your neighbors, your kid, and your pastor. Watch and listen as one of Trump's Russian-born communications ministers spread the Trump gospel. The following segment has been broadcast in 24 new markets and could reach as many as two hundred within the next couple of days. what follows is pure propaganda and misinformation comparable to any created by the late Joseph Goebbels.



Alas, Fox News managers and producers are feeding the Right with doses of similar propaganda for so-called US Christians. Oh yes, and deliver the message with a bit of color. 



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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Whitening Of A Nation





If diseases are not stopped; they spread

The ugly difference between the GOP and growing diversity in the United States.

What follows isn't pretty but as time passes through the era of Trump we must realize we cannot avoid criticism of "the ugly."  Let's start with a cover of the New Yorker Magazine November 19, 2018

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The artwork cover via Barry Blitt's  captioned: "Welcome to Congress from a piece written by


Here is a much more clear example of the image above. The piece is from Patheos dot com and linked here.

Bottom line: Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Kemp, a white Republican, told an African American woman that he was “part of the master race.”

(Image via Twitter)

If 
you didn't read the Patheos piece linked above, re-consider. The HIll also published a piece on the ill-advised yet revealing comments. To be fair the offensive Commissioner was relating two people (one white and one black) to "master race" association based on the reality they both have gaps in their teeth. The real issue is the deep-rooted mental slippage from people who are of the political Right. The Hill's piece regarding Kemp is linked here.  A joke is not a joke when it should never cross the boundaries of one's lips. If kept in the brain and never uttered the innate racist could very well exist in a non-discovered state.

This joke thing; let's take another look and listen. 

How about Mississippi State Senators "joke" about a public hanging.  It is important to remember the State of Mississippi is the undisputed co-leader among states of public lynchings of black people between 1877 and 1950. If per capita killings by hanging et fits your discernment Florida remains the per-capita leader
The Daily Kos has published Hyde-Smith may have taken campaign money from a white supremacist group.
Are we taking this criticism a bit too far? I think not. watch and hear another great GOP [tcoam as he openly declared white civilization is the base core of humankind. In Mid-July 2016 during the Republican National Committee Conference debate. MSNBC made the mistake of allowing Iowa's Steve King on its air with the woefully inexperienced show host Chris Hayes.

Two minutes in the history of the US and the GOP which stands as a moniker right-leaning social and political ideology. King's party has yet to condemn and disavow his remarks and his constituency continue to elect King with all white supremacy in full bloom.



When I look at the opening New Yorker image (above), the reality of the image is also grounded in media which supports and feeds the perception of what was once portrayed in the quip: "White is right" or "White is Right" In either case the Party on the Right is a playing field for growing US racism, bigotry, and intolerance. Without supportive media, the party on the Right would be far less successful in promulgating increasing US racism, and the overt cases of hate-based violence.

A recent piece from Media Matters illustrates how one specific Fox News host seems to have devolved into a cesspool of racism and white supremacy. Tucker Carlson via Patheos.

Our purpose in developing the pieces wasn't to leverage past US history as a means to an end via ugly data depictions. Our purpose, if you actually need clarification, is more in the realm of delineating growing acceptance of US racism and bigotry via a political party and millions who support that party.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly Fired at NBC




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A few months ago, maybe a year ago, NBC hired Megyn Kelly after she departed Fox News, As Kelly left the home of US conservatism and the penultimate purveyor of doctored videotape and Right-wing propaganda, I wonder why would NBC even dare employee Kelly. I wonder f her debate challenges to Donald Trump in that one debate question was behind yet another very poor NBC management staffing decision.

Watch.



Did that brief interchange lead to a post-Fox New contract rumored to be worth almost $70 million over the life of the document?

Kelly's media history follows that a few Fox New personalities who we often find archived across the Internet.  Example.

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Well, yes and I have to wonder how Fox News male hosts secure initial interest as they sought employment at the Murdoch/Ailes network.

As time passed and we ran across examples of Kelly serving as an on-camera attorney weapon for the likes of Bill O'Reilly, her real value to Fox News became apparent.

Watch and listen as Kelly served that role for O'Reilly.

I suppose fulfilling a lucrative contract includes making a fool of one's self before visits to the bank. 

Well, Kelly was fired from NBC News today after foraying into an on-camera conversation which found her seeming to defend the use of blackface; by whites at..say Halloween. Which brings us back to the decision to hire Kelly.

Do you recall her 2013 on-air comments along with four centered guests in response to a young black journalist's effort to deracialize the spirit of Santa by offering the prospect of black Santa to kids?



Yet Kelly's on-air insanity and deep-rooted biases were available for scrutiny far more than a rational person would expect; even from a Fox News host.

Watch.


Do you wonder why NBC management hired Kelly? 

"Pepper spray, White Santa"

Media Matters posted a piece regarding the ill-advised choice of Megyn Kelly and NBC. Linked.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Day In The Life




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The Daily Lies

Is this lie 5557 or lie 5558 in less than two years in office?


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The Mob


Across the propaganda spectrum, Trump and his party have developed and deployed a new strategy as we move towards the fa elections. Portraying the left as a 'mob' bent on violence has evolved as a counter as Trump's growing public zaniness manifests.

While using congressional offices protest and restaurant harassment as monikers of null violence we are seeing more actual violence from the right.  

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner offered a Facebook Live post threat to his candidate, Tom Wolf. 

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“Well, Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face, because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”

Violence on the Left?

Violence from the Right exists well beyond the stupidity of baby boomer nut cases who fail to exercise judgment when using social media.  Trump supporters who brandish a moniker of "Proud Boys", are under investigation for a New York City melee (attack) against left-wing protesters. The Antifa protesters were not free of complicity in the attack. 


Newsweek published a piece regarding last weekend's attack.  While Newsweek was published about the violent attack, the Proud Boys leader, Gavin McInnes, proclaimed significant support within the New York City Police Department. 

Newsweek 

Yesterday NYC Police stated the investigation and interest in arresting nine members of The Proud boys as well as three Antifa members.

  


Social media again strikes with names associated with faces:



Notice the ever-present white poser sign? It sees Mr. Roberts didn't apply the sign as well as his brethren.  I wonder why.

Despite complicity from the Antifa, Trump's claim of violence from the Left is mere strategy along the same line as GOP politics since the days of Richard Nixon: Fear of the Left and offering fright pills to white people.

It should be noted McInnes has been a frequent guest o Fox News and Trump's number one Fox News adviser, Sean Hannity, has hosted McInnes at more frequently than other Fox News hosts. Surprised? Media Matters offers yet another perspective on Fox News and its role in Trump's growing authoritarianism. Hannity is a demagogue whose mission in life is earning millions via media ratings (viewers and listeners) while serving as an adviser to the president.  Hannity and McInnes here.

As a non-Fox News viewer, I cannot attest to how Hannity is promulgating the new "mob" strategy.  Yet, I suspect he has been at the forefront of the use of the word "mob" against the Left.
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And then there is this....."Bullying"



“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Daniels lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!


The highlighted word above was highlighted by The Pardu of this webpage.  It is a stark reminder of the lowest level of being we have sitting in the Oval Office and guiding a nation.  Trump typed the word "Horseface" regarding a woman he allegedly paid for sex. Moreover. I believe his wife went here last Friday. (Please excuse the non-use of a video. We work hard to avoid placing Trump's wife on the page, even after she sits for an interview.)
 “I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” adding when pressed, “One of them—if you really see what people are saying about me.”
Well.......
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Monday, July 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Two Cable News Networks Avoid Trump Raliies





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What follows is a Washington Post video brief of Trump's rally in Montana. The full rally is reported by rational media to have been nothing shy of zany and erratic. Washington Post published this Jonathan Capeheart opinion piece regarding the Oozfest.



If you think back t the last time you heard a US President deliver such reality TV comedy and personal self-direct unctuousness consider sharing the name of the president. I suggest you will spend many hours reading or viewing video; I also believe you will come up empty-handed while considering the time spent as craziness on your part. You knew better when you read the challenge.

Trump/ss performance rallies simply validate the reality of a person who won the US presidency via the psyches of celebrity worshipping sycophants and the nation's voter apathy. Apathy in 2016 supported by Putin's cyber tricksters and GOP/TN success at suppressing votes.  

So Trump's ushers his team around the nation thrilling audiences with utter nonsense and narcissistic diarrhea.  He performs as such while his Korean carnival act unravels due to a lack of real substance and secret talks. His tickles audiences while alienating historic US economic and military allies with parallel suckling-up (spelling intentional) to international dictators and strongmen. Alas, he entertained in Montana while his Homeland Security ICE depfamilying force is failing to reunite immigrant children with their parents.  Some parents have been deported. And he entertained the Montana worshippers via disparaging two US war heroes, racial profiling Elizabeth Warren and poking fun at a movement  (#Metoo) which has proven effective in revealing man physical abuse of women. While his tariff retaliation starts to reach into our wallets and serves, he entertains. 

He entertains.....

He entertains...The US Presidency isn't this:
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Entertainment isn't worth the letters of the word without visibility and coverage. The carnival barker is relegated to a meandering fool when the cameras are not present. Two cable news networks have taken steps to relieve its viewers of Trump's rally performances. Apparently, CNN and MSNBC network executives and producer sentiment fall in the realm of: 'Why bother and We are better than the coverage." In more simple terms, if we ignore the spoiled kid, he may modify his antics. 

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Of course, there is one major cable network which not only will continue to offer Trump's carnival acts, the network reaps the reward of serving as Trump's state TV; a status which guarantees rating revenues and happy viewers.  

Media Matters

The excerpt image (below) regarding hours and minutes coverage comparison is accompanied by another telling graphic. The article also shows the extent to which Trump receives millions in free advertising via Fx News. Of course,e you know Trump recently hired a fired Fox News executive: Shine. A cast-off from years of sexual abuse charges and out of court settlements at the network. 
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Kudos to CNN. Why does MSNBC even bother?


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Trump's Creeping Authoritarianism





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If you can continue to deny Trump's overt maneuvers to instill authoritarian governance in the US you are truly suffering from a case of unable to discern reality.

You may be an unwitting facilitator of life in the US comparable to life in societies where autocratic leaders wield all power (and corruption).

Take a quick peep at how via the 2016 election we have effective transform the US Presidency into the leading role of a reality TV show. 

The Justice Department

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OK, we elected him, now let's consider a reminder of how the autocrat administers governance.  Before we move to an MSNBC video segment with ALL-IN's Chris Hayes, ask yourself a question. Do you really believe the US Justice Department is an "at-will; at-whim" entity for Trump to order around dictate to and generally serve as an overseer?  Think in terms of German mid-1920s.

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The Media
If you know anything about autocratic leaders you know they view an open and free press (media) as an enemy of the state to be discredited and turned to a national communications division of the autocrat's regime.

“Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs” – Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels used words as a weapon to facilitate the agenda of his maniacal leaders: Adolf Hitler. As tragically historic as the words appear, they continue today as a basis of ideology for millions across the globe while generally (albeit unconscionably so) a tool used against millions in the United States.

Image result for joseph goebbels on the pressIn 2016 CBS's Leslie Stahl sat for an on-camera interview with Trump. Stahl straight-up asked Trump why he attacks the media. His answer was both startling, telling yet no surprise. (video link 9:52 minutes)
"I said, 'You know, that is getting tired. Why are you doing this? You're doing it over and over. It's boring and it's time to end that,'" Stahl said on stage alongside "PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff.  
  • "He said, 'You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.' He said that," Stahl told the audience, adding, "So, put that in your head for a minute."
What better way to control the nation.s collective thinking than a weaponized media. Hence, the long-standing propaganda value of Fox News, and the more pervasive effect of News operations like Sinclair News. Of course, AM radio is the domain of conservative demagogues. And guess who sits as their target? The question is rhetorical.

The following is a mere example of how mind-altering media demagogues work to shape the psyches of their viewers or listeners.  Let me state before the embed. There are money managers and producers at Fox News who know fell well Trump's strategy regarding FBI "spies" is pure deflection and defense strategy.



How about this action for evidence of total disregard for a free and open press?



To keep this post short, let's hold on other issues which seem to serve to identify growing authoritarianism from the Right.  





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