The Pardu

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

Friday, May 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Doctored Video As A Right-wing Weapon




The Washington Post and other non-Fox News media are reporting on a clear case of right-wing anti-Nancy Pelosi Internet video subterfuge. Following a trump attack on Pelosi earlier in the week, someone or a team of criminals took it upon themselves to doctored (or edited) a video of the Democrat Party Speaker of the House of Representatives. The dirty trick is a short video of Pelosi appearing senile, and, or drunken.  

The Washington Post, linked here.



Former Federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, and now Trump stooge, Rudy Giuliani joined in on promulgating the edited video.  His re-tweet included the following words.  First, keep in mind, Giuliani has to know the video is fake, but how can one serve as the perfect stooge million if one allows the truth to dilute his subservience to Trump. 

Giuliani words tweet: "What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre."

Talking Points Memo's reports on the edited video are noteworthy.  


As we consider the success of the edited video and the boosting from Fox News Business and Giuliani, it is important to note the following video did not receive like scrutiny from the Right. What follows is an obvious "mess".


The video as a weapon?  In January of this year, CNN's Jake Tapper broadcast a segment regarding the Congressional testimony of National Security Director Coates.  While the first 1:12 seconds of the video relates to international adversaries, the following portions of the video have proven to be point-on. 

Doctored 'deep fake' videos posing threat to elections, security


Remember Republicans don't win elections via straight campaigning, dirty tricks and election subterfuge (including voter suppression) are key weapons of the party on the right.  And how does the high information voter avoid becoming a victim of the GOP's election black hole?  

If you think this is a strategy and political weaponry misreported via CNN, think again. Fox News's Laura Ingraham also went video attack during a broadcast within the past 24 hours.  Watch the video Ingrahan weaponry, here (Media Matters). 

Don't accept the Right as an entity which has an inner core of honesty and fair administration of matters of politics.  

Live suspiciously and seek information.  

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Wall, Ten Terrorists, Bottomless Pinocchios et al





The Art of The Lie...
when it isn't  Artful

I believe the Washington Post has created a new level of Pinocchios as it assesses and tracks the veracity of public lies form people who matter in US government.  The new category is "bottomless" Pinocchios (AKA disinformation, propaganda). 

During yesterday's ill-fated on-camera meeting between Trump Pence and democratic party congressional (Minority) leaders (Pelosi and Schumer), Trump offered a set of data regarding reductions in illegal border crossings. 

TRUMP: "Tremendous amounts of wall have already been built." — statement in meeting with the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer. 
TRUMP: "People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built." ''We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new." — tweets.
Yahoo fact-check linked above and here.

Trump's comments were offered in the context of a wall along our southern border. A wall which Trump continues to issues lies about a major portion of the wall "already has been built." How the wall works? 

Rather than address the numbers Trump offered at that moment, we find value in another set of numbers he offered which must have come from White House college interns. As Trump spoke to Pelosi and Schumer, the numbers didn't make an iota of sense

Later in the Oval Office meeting, Trump resorted to what he does most consistently; he used a modicum of time-related data to make a false case for his wall. He lied!

CNN fact-checked a statement which any rational mind would have recognized wasn't fact. A statement which so lent to fact-checking the White House spinmeisters should have clarified the statement immediately after the meeting. Maybe offered clarification while Trump was flinging papers across the room as he left the meeting.

CNN's Jim Scuito

From Trump's resurgent misuse of numbers and his declaration of shutting down the US Government, if he does not get his wall, to a mystery headline fro a very unexpected Right wing demagogue. The headline relates to a Newsweek piece while relating to Trump's claim major portions of the wall is built.
MYSTERY HEADLINE
"DOES HE THINK HIS SUPPORTERS ARE DUMB?"
Rather than repeating of reconstructing the essence of the Newsweek piece, we prefer to link the piece, here

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: White House Border Wall Kerfuffle (Video)




Pelosi and Schumer draw Trump into an embarrassing scene.

In June 2018 Gallup published poll results regarding trump's immigration policy and his "wall." The poll confirmed the common sentiment the majority of US voters, and for that matter, Americans have no interest in Trump's wall.

Bar graphs: Americans' views on four immigration policy proposals, June 2018. 83% favor/strongly favor a DACA recipient path to citizenship.

Needless to remind, but the nation also found Trump's family separation policy deplorable and bad US Policy.

As the Democrat Party will assume the majority in the US House of Representatives on January 3, 2019, it IS time for Trump to meet (and Pow Wow) with Democrat legislative leadership as the renewed government funding looms (in a matter of days).

Such a meeting took place this morning in part with cameras present. The camera portion of the press opportunity did not go well. Let's take a look and listen.

Skip to the 8:45-minute mark of the embedded NPR video and watch Trump literally threaten to shut down the federal government if he can't get funding for his (campaign promised) wall.



Minutes 8:45 to 9:00: Interesting how Trump inserts 10 "bad people (terrorists)" Caught entering the US in the past few weeks or months. He certainly didn't state a time frame as that would be or could be easily checked and the results added to Trump's growing number of daily lies. Of particular note, Chuck Schumer's use of recent Washington Post fact-checking which joins all credible national fact-checkers in reporting about Trump's lies.  (See Washington Post link Meet The Bottomless Pinocchio...) .Hooray for Schumer.

Minute 12:38:
Trump clearly proclaimed "If we don' have border security we'll shut down the government."


It shouldn't take a genius to discern Trump declared he and his party would shut down the federal government if he doesn't get his campaign promised wall. While cloaked in his definition of border security, the "wall' is his sole intent.


The nation shouldn't expect any level of presidential aura and demeanor from Trump. Yet, it is particularly noteworthy Pelosi and Schumer accomplished a probable mission of appearing as responsible legislators via seeking a "good faith" audience with Trump and Pence.

If our embeds didn't highlight the historical moment to its fullest measure, herewith is a YouTube version with specific references.



See this....tantrum


Is this a prologue to what's to come in January 2019?

And how did a morning segment of Fox News's (Legs and Thighs) Outnumbered deal with Trump's threat?  A rhetorical question to say the least.



A that is how Trump Media feeds his supporters. 

While we do to assert that all Trump supporters are Fox New viewers; we do assert that all Trump supporters are Fox News viewers.  A bit of deductive reasoning just shy of a full syllogism.  

Another media perspective on Trump's failed morning meeting.  MSNBC Hardball ran a segment with White House correspondent Eli Stokols and an insider report on Trump's post-meeting meltdown. Linked here.

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