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Showing posts with label Snopes dot com. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snopes dot com. Show all posts

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Suspected Russian Internet Operatives Are Working to Affect Your Vote

A few weeks ago Democrat Party Presidential primary candidate, Elizabeth Warren, posted an on-camera communication event in the kitchen of her home. within a matter of hours, what you see below-found its way across the Internet, and onto the willing desks of Fox News host Tomi Lahren.

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If you need a closer look, check it out via Snopes dot com.

To be even clearer:
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Upon seeing the images, my perception of the image was a photoshopped copy. Warren not only wouldn't own such an item. Moreover, she nor anyone working a camera would allow it to become part of the video. My mind immediately moved to the obvious level of intellect imbued in the person who would create such a propaganda item and to create the item with such an obviously dumb effort to impart a message.

Suspicion was a plume. 

Suspicions based on years of watching such garbage serve as feed to American racist and those who are targets of political dirty tricks.  And deep down, my mind also went to Russian Internet operatives, as even the US right replete with racist galore would probably not create such a dumb depiction. 

Before moving to news of yesterday related to the probable source of the racist statue, here is a link to the Snopes review of the matter.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow hosted a segment about growing evidence of continued election tampering via Putin's Internet army.

The message is clear. Russians helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election; Putin's Internet army is again as busy as ever working to turn voters against top Democrat Party Primary candidates.

Television viewers, readers and partakers in US social media be aware.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

CNN Host As Real-Time Fact Checker (13 Indictments)

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CNN and MSNBC pay contributors to sit on air as supposed experts and feed us (network customers and viewers) entertainment as a nascent form of reality TV.  There is no greater enticement for US entertainment than Donald Trump as sick and pathetic a reality as we have ever witnessed.  Yes, Trump is good for business.

The surrogate talking heads earn fat checks as remuneration, the networks garner record ad revenues, political points of view are jostled like ping pong balls, and we are entertained.  A symbiotic relationship if one has ever existed.  

In order for the symbiosis to properly work and maximize revenue, points view and pique or quest for TV absorption, the circular relationship needs very special people. No not the network show host, nor his or her producers and writers; the entertainment needs duel compensated dinks with no shame and a willingness to lie incessantly even when facts refute their on-camera mission. The relationship has to involve people who are paid by the network as well as clearly paid by the person they defend. They serve as information protectorates and they will feed you any pre-scripted talking point to facilitate their mission. To properly close the loop, the taking head also has a key client: Donald Trump. 

Since CNN fired Trump's buddy and talking head Jeffry Lord, the network has replaced him with a couple of real conservative dinks: Former Congressman Jack Kingston and former Virginia Attorney General (homophobic) Ken Cuccinelli. A couple of real storytellers.

Watch as Kingston deployed common Trump/RNC strategy against any issue which speaks badly of Trump: "Obama did it" or "Hillary Clinton's fault". The current Hillary base feed message is Uranium One. Uranium One via Snopes dot com.

While Trump's base readily absorbs and assimilates the talking head messages, take a look at how it looks on national TV. 

CNN's Victor Blackwell remained steadfast and accurate in waylaying Kingston's White House script.

It is seriously pathetic we live in a time when a network news hosts must instantly fact check administration propagandist.  

The propagandist completely disrespects his audience via spewing lie after lie, while soaking-up Trump and CNN remuneration like sucking-up a Diet Coke with a straw.