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Showing posts with label US Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Media. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Propaganda, Threats, Fear Mongering

Propaganda and political malfeasance

The Trump propaganda machine is active and dangerous. Let's run through a few examples.

“President Trump has done more for minority groups in this country than any president in decades.” @LouDobbs 2:54 AM - 28 Aug 2018
Just ask the 3,000 people who died in Puerto Rico.

What follows is propaganda much like we have witnessed throughout recent history. Do you recall how the Rwandan Tutsis and Hutus, and words and phrases used to exhort a people to perpetrate genocide on a fellow nation people? 

Differences between the communities were greatly emphasised by the European invaders of Rwanda and Burundi, first Germans then Belgians, as an instrument of colonial rule. Hutus and Tutsis have the same language; the same religion; the same culture.Nov 16, 1996

Colonialism at its most heinous and its aftermath: millions killed by their national brothers and sisters. 

If you allow yourself to think and deep regarding decades of propaganda ending in the Holocaust and millions dead after World War II, the linked video won't advance your knowledge of the dangers of propaganda. If you live in a bubble of innocence and pristine non-reality, the video is worth every second of its runtime.

How about Bosnia many years later? What was it called "ethnic cleansing"?

For the first time in US History (well at least since the Civil War) A US President has exhorted members of a specific group of evangelical leaders to be aware of the coming elections as a loss could lead to violence from progressive America. The comments were a threat comparable to the many CEOS in 2012 who told their employees to vote for Romney or they would lose their jobs), and a deeper message to the nation with the false promulgation of fear of the Left. 

"You're one election away from losing everything that you've got," and said their opponents were "violent people" who would overturn these gains "violently."

"The level of hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable," he said. "Part of it is because of some of the things I've done for you and for me and for my family, but I've done them. … This Nov. 6 election is very much a referendum on not only me, it's a referendum on your religion, it's a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment."

If the GOP loses, he said, "they will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There's violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people."
Trump would use religious leaders to impart sermons to their congregations to support him while cautioning with the false prophecy about an election loss. Imagine that! Trump has a history of declaring "both sides" in the Charlottesville Confederate Statue confrontations included fine people. Those who march with torches, those who fired guns and the man who drove his car into a crowd of progressive protesters where not people who embraced the Left.  Yet, Trump wars of violence if his core support groups do not vote Republican in the fall elections.

Charlottesville killer driver drove his car into protesters  His actions required using his vehicle as a missile to ram other standing vehicles resulting in one death

KKK leader joined Charlottesville protest and firs pistol: sentenced to jail.


"Fine people" And the Left will perpetrate violence?  Propaganda is so dangerous.  

MSNBC's Ali Velshi hosted a segment which literally nails Trump's propaganda for what it is worth. It is a pathetic reality when a US President speaks as such, and it is a microscopic peep into Trump's inner core. Dictators and despots speak and demagogue as Trump spoke with his Evangelical leaders.
Trump warns of ‘violence’ from groups on the left if GOP lose midterms. THIS is the militarization and weaponization of culture. MSNBC Contributor @MalcolmNance on why this is straight out of “the dictator’s playbook”
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) August 29, 2018
Trump continues his attack on US Media 

Recall the Third Reich video licked above and segments of the video regarding the media.

Read a few of Trump's overnight Tweets. If you cannot see the strategy regarding CNN and the media (other than Sinclair News, Fox News and Info Wars) you are wearing blinders. In a moment we will show you how your blinders are a danger to humankind.

I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People! 4:11 AM - 30 Aug 2018

Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump

What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks - with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly! 4:02 AM - 30 Aug 2018
What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks - with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly! 4:02 AM - 30 Aug 2018
The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their thinking and made them unable to function. But actually, as I have always said, this has been going on for a long time. Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!
3:50 AM - 30 Aug 2018
Any media which reports related to Trump in a non-favorable manner becomes an object of his scorn and targets of propaganda to his base and gullible independents.

As of this hour, we support our work via this from The Boston Globe:

As Trump's World Turns.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Trump Avoids The Media Opting For Lawn Shrubs And Hedges

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Notice the microphone and the awaiting press in the following 10-second clip. also, notice the distant light-haired figure slinking briskly towards the White House shrubs. 
Again we have a shooting in a mass public place. Fortunately, law enforcement cut this episode short via their quick on the scene arrival...and that is good.

As many interviews have been conducted, the customary press briefs with platitudes for the first responders (very warranted in this killing spree), and CNN's tribute to the dead while garnering major ratings for its coverage there is one off-camera interview of a couple of survivors which drew my interest and fondness.

While I have nothing against prayers as I am a believer in a heavenly spirit despite my apprehension regarding the "man/male written" Bible). 

The following three minutes 27 seconds of the full interview is apropos to the maximum and Full Stop.

If you wish to hear the full 15 minute plus segment, I have linked it here.

Now take a look at how Trump post-trip returned to the White House. Do you think declaring the media an "enemy of the state" may have been the impetus for the far from camera slithering-no comment lawn entrance back to the Oval Office?

Who is the elusive figure?
Apparently after consultation with aides and being offered a prepared set of comments Trump spoke this morning from the White House. The irony of the statement when compared to his past blasting the media is yet another stark reminder of his insincerity ad erratic nature.  Oh, what a difference a day makes.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

US Media Lavishes "Presidential" On Trump

An American Shyster heads overseas for his first "presidential" trip outside of the White House and Mar-A-Lago and US media has a fields day. A fields day which involves normalizing that which has come to be recognized as the absolute worse US President in US History. 

Watch as Fox News's "Justice" Pirro attempted to shield her sycophant viewers from the reality of a Trump curtsy to the King of Saudi Arabia. Her hand signals took her right wing dogma far beyond reporting with a bias to the level of over the top propaganda. She offers fodder for feeding the gullible.

Now watch as CNN offers one of the most non-credible right wing talking heads the camera for pure insanity. Yes, CNN has a contractual relationship with Mr. 2012 "Blah People", Rick Santorum. 

How is it possible so many reveal the level to which their brains have devolved?

Yet, there isn't one across US media who has so subscribed to the lowest level of commentary. Do you recall a few weeks back when Trump lobbed a series of missiles at an empty airfield in Syria. Trump's team alerted Putin of the pending attack and the airfield was wiped clean of significant aircraft and personnel. CNN host Fareed Zakaria and a few others on the network publicly stated the attack validated Trump as "presidential." 

Yes they earn their millions from networks who earn billions off the minds of viewers seeking entertainment. The ultimate platform for American number one shyster: Donald Trump.

Crooks & Liars

Bob Schieffer Normalizes Trump: 'He Actually Sounded Presidential' In Saudi Speech
During a CNN appearance on Sunday, CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer asserted that President Donald Trump "actually sounded presidential" because he did not go off script during his speech to Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. "Today, you saw a very different President Trump," Schieffer said following the speech. "He actually sounded presidential. You may agree…


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Media Coverage Of Belgium Terror Nothing Shy Of Fear Mongering Dogma

Mike Victor

Further confirmation that not watching television is good for my mental health. 

When I hear of another religiously-inspired violent attack, my first thought is how many of these things we are going to have to have before we start to question the hypothesis that Bronze Age religions that imagine such a tribalistic ghost-in-chief can continue to exist side-by-side with the rest of us in a prosperous, secular, peaceful civilization. 

My second thought is how anyone for whatever reason could get it into their head that murdering a lot of innocent people is something their imagined god could want. 

My third thought is how this is going to play into the hands of the nativist, xenophobic morons who cannot do basic arithmetic (so do not understand that 26 or 29 or even 300 in a very bad day doesn't begin to approach the NRA-inspired background violence those same fascists make possible). 

So when I read that the first thought on American newscasters' minds is whether we should torture more, I just really have to ask myself what planet these people are living on. 

Let's not forget that there are dozens of these mass casualty attacks in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, countries that are far less squeamish about torture than we are. If torture worked, the government we installed in Baghdad should be presiding over the most peaceful country on the planet (spoiler alert: it's not). 

And even if torture were effective at getting information from people, is this really an information flow problem or something far deeper? Isn't the problem not that people could do something this awful but that they actually want to do it and every now and then actually execute it? Shouldn't we be examining the whole radicalization pipeline from the pus-filled, gaping wound we left in Iraq (a country that never had a single suicide bombing until we invaded) to the hemorrhaging in neighboring Syria from the decade-long civil war our invasion of Iraq triggered to our abject failure as a society to counter the nihilistic End Times nonsense of Mediterranean Monotheists of all three flavors? 

Until and unless we admit that our paradigm is fundamentally broken, that a foreign policy based on violence and breaking things will always lead to blow back, and torturing people doesn't make them or their relatives all that willing to work with you, then expect more of the same.

In a particularly disgusting back-and-forth, both anchors quizzed Trump on whether or not he would torture Salah Abdeslam, the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks who was captured by Belgian authorities a few days ago.
“What would you say would be appropriate in terms of what they can do to him at this moment to get any information that they can about possible further attacks?” Lauer asked. “When you say do whatever they have to do, can you be specific?” Guthrie followed up. She then bluntly asked him if he thought that torture worked. Trump, unsurprisingly, said that he did.
Nowhere in this conversation was there any suggestion that torture is an obscenity, that the very fact that two of the most high-profile journalists in the United States were speaking so casually with the likely Republican presidential nominee about torture on national television was symbolic of America’s moral degradation.

"The "Today" show talked to Trump & Clinton about the Brussels attack, and lived down to our expectations."

The "Today" show talked to Trump & Clinton about the Brussels attack, and lived down to our expectations


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Obamacare Will Not Lower US Wages

2006 look at Media Family Trees  (Click for larger pdf view)

US Media is skirting with credibility issues unparalleled in US History. Television media is culpable in working to "One-up" competition via attracting viewers for the ever-present monthly Nielsen and other ratings.  When print media joins the 'feast' via failing to verify information, people walk away improperly informed.

A misinformed public is as dangerous as Al Qaeda.  Case in point, has the Obama Administration via the PPACA (Patient Protection Affordable Cara Act) resulted in "death panels?" Has the "comprehensive" cost of healthcare gone up, as predicted by GOP politicians? In another arena, the GOP has been very successful at pawning itself off as the party of the fiscal conscious and the party of the moral majority.  The party is neither and a quick Google search will yield which party has contributed most to the US deficit and national debt. A search regarding morality will not led to hash-marks indicating the GOP is the party of the morally pristine. Information is powerful; mis-information is dangerous!

Powerful such that we have a Fox News with viewers in the millions and the network does not deliver news.  A dynamic that is bad enough; when we add CNN's and CBS News's move decidedly  Right via choice and delivery of stories the dynamic moves another notch towards blanket non-credible news. Basically, some networks are delivering propaganda, even if doing so verges on the inadvertent.  Another more recent example of the sickening state of US media is the WSJ editor who declared (Media Matters) a drunken-ed woman is open season for rapist.

The Washington Post has, for some reason, stepped into that void of mis-information related to the ACA.

Washington Post Columnist Forwards Latest Obamacare Lie

Washington Post columnist and former Republican speechwriter Marc Thiessen erroneously claimed that a recent report shows the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will reduce wages and cause a "$70 billion pay cut" when in fact the report shows that the health care law will result in increased compensation. 
On February 4, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual 10-year projection of current policy's impact on the budget and economy. The report garnered so much attention following its release that CBO Director Doug Elmendorf was forced to issue a public response refuting misleading allegations that the ACA would erase up to 2.5 million jobs over the next decade. 
Having lost the battle to spin the ACA as a job killer, right-wing media have pivoted to a new erroneous claim: Americans will see a "$70 billion pay cut" thanks to the health reform law. 
On February 10, Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen published an op-ed claiming that "buried on page 117" of the CBO report was evidence of the ACA depressing American wages. Thiessen spun the report's mention of a "roughly 1 percent reduction in aggregate labor compensation over the 2017-2024 period" to mean that the health care law was taking money out of the pockets of working-class Americans. From The Washington Post:
Obamacare means a 1 percent pay cut for American workers.
How much does that come to? Since wages and salaries were about $6.85 trillion in 2012 and are expected to exceed $7 trillion in 2013 and 2014, a 1 percent reduction in compensation is going to cost American workers at least $70 billion a year in lost wages.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

US Media: Broadcasters For The Right and Serves As Mind-shapers


If you are a progressive, liberal, or open-minded Independent, you may have noticed television media (news Media) is joining AM Radio as the domain of American Conservatism.

From Fox News through ABC News the year has been bursting at the seems with broadcast that were not only in error, the broadcast appeared have been developed to beat other networks to the airways.  When television media reaches for races to broadcast they do not fulfill a basic journalism standard: Verify story and double check sources. Of course, we exclude Fox News from the latter as that network is an obvious outlet for Right-wing propaganda and servers well as a communication division form the GOP.  We do not expect stories  with any intent other than erosion  of the Obama Administration policy, and practice.   We have to only consider the 60 Minutes debacle, the ABC Benghazi email screw-up, and 

While not an established corporate media outlets, checkout this headline....

CBS News May Drop Benghazi Bomb On Obama - Free Republic

Other than Fox News, corporate media other than would never publish nor broadcast with a headline like the headline above. Of course, the 60 Minutes Benghazi report was of "Dropping the Bomb."

The Global Movement Dot Info, published a detail piece related to the extent of consolidation of US media since 1999. 


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Am ugly picture!  We understand cronyism and uber wealth plutocrats. It is impossible to imagine the Kochs and ultra conservative like the Kochs do not have cronies at the highest level of the Boards of the six media conglomerates. 

It shouldn't take much convincing for anyone to realize any industry with few corporate families have opportunity to shape US policy as much as any elected administration. Since, corporations have fiduciary responsibility to earn revenues and subsequent profits, along with CEO commitment to fulfill HIS multi-million dollar contracts, can we convince you can six corporate leaders and their Boards of Directors can act as mind-shapers.

If you are not yet convinced, keep in mind Both Gallup and Pew Research have reported survey results indicating we get our news from television. Did you notice that Fox News ranked highest in viewership according to the Gallup poll? We suggest that is a perilous thought. Fox doesn't broadcast news! The network broadcasts right-wing propaganda and is some cases (O'Reilly Hannity and Meghan Kelly) stories are fabricated or developed without total commitment to ethics.

If we consider the number of apologies, retractions, and Fox News fake story "busts" since the Democrats won the White House in 2008, our posit isn't a stretch. Actually, our posit is existential. The reasonable person would have thought the  Bush Years was a primer for a strong Left media lean.  Media never collectively leans Left.

The FaceBook Page FORWARD published a detailed review of what they called "Media Fail." 


How Disinformation Has Become The Norm

The vast majority of the American media is owned & controlled by corporations. 

Corporations now more than ever are using the media to shape public opinion. 

In this age of reality TV & shock entertainment Americans have become desensitized. 

Thus the same Republican Party that ruined the economy…

Murdered nearly a million people with their lies…

And literally robbed the tax payers blind.

Have been allowed to openly sabotage & smear the President for five years. Without being called out on their rank hypocrisy. 

Republican’s brazenness comes from their faith. Yes faith in the enormous propaganda machine they have created.

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