Amy Goodman clears WaPo and MSM reputation as purveyors of fake news

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This article at Democracy Now illustrates how the media is covering all the bases, going everywhere to clear its reputation as purveyor of fake news after the beating it got from the public for demonstrating during this presidential election cycle that they are nothing but publishers of propaganda. Amy Goodman is working with them to save the credibility of the corrupt media by attacking Trump for ‘attacking’ the “lying media”.

Amy Goodman,  who has suffered in her own skin the media barons and the government punishing ‘alternative’ journalists, seems to have been coerced into bending over to defend the Bezos and Murdoch and Slim’s barons of the media.

Instead of using the opportunity to denounce the media, she joins in the effort to cleans their corrupted souls. You don’t have to agree with Trump, just use his own propaganda to show the truth about the media. But that’s asking too much from the zombie left.

Amy Goodman interviews Robert Reich, who is thoroughly offended by Trump’s cojones to call the WaPo and the media purveyors of propaganda. She tells us who Reich is:

“Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. Reich, who now teaches at University of California, Berkeley, has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most vocal critics. He recently wrote a piece headlined “Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media.”

I read the article happily anticipating Amy engaging in a powerful indictment of the ‘presstitute’ media, but not such luck. Au contraire, I got another heartburn by reading how the pseudo-leftist media is a tool of the big media conglomerate. Prove me wrong.

I’m giving you this quote from the article, and warn you not to look for Amy correcting this guy’ statements, for you won’t find any corrections:

that is designed to undermine the credibility, in the public’s mind, of anything that The Washington Post might publish. It is an absurd allegation. There is no reason to believe that the Post‘s reporting turns upon Jeff Bezos’s concern about Amazon and any antitrust issues. But, you see, by creating this kind of conspiracy theory or this kind of paranoid notion about the press and planting it in the public’s mind, the public, or at least a portion of the public, is led to think that anything that The Washington Post, or another paper whose credibility the president-elect tries to undermine, says is [not] justified or is [not] true. And again, that is terribly dangerous in a democracy.

How dare ANYONE undermine the credibility of our media? Reich went to Amy to help him protect the crashing credibility of our media conglomerate.

How dare ANYONE question the credibility of our media, the same one that lied to the public on behalf of Bush and Cheney to “plant in the public’s mind” the idea that we had to invade Iraq because of the WMD?

And finally, how dare ANYONE question the credibility of the media that gave us Trump by engaging in the practice of character assassination against Hillary Clinton and the 24/7 coverage of the fictitious emails scandal that caused a significant part of the public who trust the WaPo and the NYT to not vote for her, costing her the presidency?

As I commented in my previous posts, that coverage of the emails was tantamount to a premature coup d’etat. They were getting the bed ready to have Hillary Clinton impeached for the emails had she won the elections. But the FBI jumped the gun, and they got her before she set foot on the White House.

But don’t expect Amy Goodman to mention any of this. She agrees with Reich that Trump is ‘vilifying’ poor Bezos and the media.

There is no discussion in the article  about the idea that the owners of our media conglomerate, elitist billionaires themselves, have good reasons to lie to the public, mainly to protect their class interests  from the ‘deplorable masses’, the ‘angry voters’ who are threatening to put their heads in a pitchfork.

There is no discussion either of how Trump is playing a game for the deplorables, pretending to hate the media, just as he pretended to hate the globalists but is filling his cabinet with the biggest and most corrupt of them. Trump may be lying, but he is not lying about the media as propagandists; he knows them because he uses them for propaganda.

Those who know the media shouldn’t be attacking him for ‘attacking’ the media. Use the opportunity to unmask the media, not to protect its corrupted soul.

Maybe my post about the theatricals between Trump and the NYT pretending to be at war can help you read between the lines when he ‘attacks’ the ‘lying media’.

MSM (Fake News) and Trump: The Truth About Their Secret Meetings

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Trump, Exxon and Putin: Your daily dose of MSM Propaganda, courtesy of the WaPo

Humor me here, please.

This WaPo article is a good example of propaganda in action. It relates to Trump nominating an Exxon CEO to head his State Department. The main article is “ExxonMobile chief is Trump’s pick…”

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First, keep in mind that the media format, the way the news are presented in front pages and headlines, is not unintentional or by coincidence. Sub-messages are sent when you put images and headlines near each other, subconsciously linking them together. This is what experts in advertisement and propaganda say, I’m not inventing this.

In this case, note how the ‘concern’ about the CEO is cast in terms of the new anti-Putin war. It’s not that we know the Exxon CEO is a globalist who has no interest in humanity; who profits from destroying the environment, a liar and immoral capitalist. No, the problem with him is that he had ‘dealings’ with Putin.

I’m not defending Putin, he is not my friend. I’m only pointing at the shifting of the problem from having globalists running our government, who are unaccountable for their crimes against humanity (yes, humanity), precisely the type of people Trump supposedly ran against, to a Putin problem.

This is an example of the MSM ability to switch the public opinion away from what it once defined as ‘the problem’ with Trump (his pseudo-anti-globalism) towards a new ‘threat’. The media is in the process of crystallizing Putin as our main public concern, not a president’s cabinet filled with criminal globalists. We have our enemy, defined by the MSM. Now focus on him, please.

Once the GOP bends, as they will, for an almost trillionaire company Exxon and CEO, your personal opinion will follow public opinion that this CEO is good for the nation.

The WaPo editorial board already OKed this guy by saying he is “an efficient manager”, but their only ‘concern’ is that he ‘likes Putin’. Well, we can deal with that soon, can’t we? You have already been prepared to accept this guy.

Second, note the photo next to the article. Of course, it is Putin.

Third, note the Stars Wars photo next to Putin’s. Funny, isn’t it? It is not coincidence, people.

The WaPo has send you a subliminal message there.

You can figure it out by yourselves. I will let you with this thought:

That war on Putin, it is a movie. While you are watching it, Trump and the globalists are picking your pocket.

Missing Hillary’s Emails and the New Lying Media

The mainstream media (MSM) drove the American voters to a frenzied Hillary-hating state of mind with its 24/7 emails reports since 2015 to the very last day of the elections. It culminated in her defeat by the Electoral College, and the installation as president of the other (by media ‘polls’) “less despised than Hillary Clinton” candidate, the first lewd president, Donald J.Trump.

There have been no more email stories since November 8. Mission accomplished!

That’s the political power of the media in action. It can keep you aroused for a whole year, and suddenly, you wake up…and it’s not there anymore. You go limp again. You don’t even remember you had it. Wow. Where did it go?!

The media decides which stories you read and tries to control how you  react to them. It keeps you busy when they need you active, and passive when they need you inactive. If you can’t see the power of the media in those two elements, the emails hysteria and Clinton’s defeat, you are at their mercy. Because it is clear that these elections were greatly decided  on the media manipulation of the emails story. The word ’email’ itself, during the elections, became code and synonym for ‘criminal Hillary’.

Did they work stealthy for Trump, and, if so, why, is a matter for another discussion. Today, it matters to know how is the media working with him now, after having help electing him president of the USA.

The new media frenzy, Trump tweeting about meeting and not-meeting  with the “lying and dishonest media” on November 21 and 22, gives us an idea of how the MSM will work with The Apprentice president to help him lead the people of this nation to support a fascist presidency. Trump’s presidency is already marred by him losing ‘bigly’ the popular vote. That his presidency lacks moral validity because the people rejected him is not even in question, it is a  FACT. This man has no right to be our president; that’s the feeling of the majority of the voters.

No president can justify the validity of his decisions on the people having  confidence in him when they voted against him. And the stability of the political status quo is automatically put on hold by the other angry people, the ones who were not initially angry, but now are because they were given a coup by the media. Yes, they know, even if only at gut level they know it: She lost on account of the 24/7 emails stories. The oligarchs are going to be needing  a whole LOT of media distraction to hold the people back for four long years. The oligarchy and its media have a vested interest in protecting Trump. And Trump needs the media and the oligarchs if he wants to avoid a coup d’etat.

The transcript of the meeting between The NY Times and Trump on November 22 gives us a hint of what distractions the media will be using to keep the angry people on check. As I will discuss in my next post, the emails may come back, the media will seek to make Hillary Clinton the sacrificial lamb, and continue to portray Trump as the ‘bad ass’ president lashing out at the ‘establishment’. Yes, the media and the oligarchy can tolerate a small amount of spit on their faces, but not too much. A “lying and dishonest media” was Trump’s code for propaganda media. A democracy can’t tolerate a hint that its mainstream media is truly propaganda. Trump has to make amends one way or the other. Have you noticed he is not calling them “lying media” anymore?

My next post I discuss how the media is preparing to work with Trump. I’ll leave you with the introduction.

The Apprentice President may be inexperienced on matters of government administration, but his expertise is on both MASS psychology and mass MEDIA

Armed with this knowledge and with the help of the owners of mass media in the US (they willingly gave him “billions of dollars’ worth in free press coverage”) he tricked half the American voters into voting for him.  Now, by the way he publicly managed his meeting with the nation’s mainstream media (MSM) owners Monday Nov. 21 and Tuesday Nov. 22, the Donald is showing us how he intends to run the presidency: As a ‘reality TV’ show. And the media is happy to oblige. That’s the topic of this post.

First, the Context

Winston Churchill once said “never let a good crisis go to waste”. That’s our modern oligarchs second golden rule, the first being “he who has the gold rules”.

And rule they will continue with the help of the Apprentice President, drawing out through him the benefits of this new millennium’s second political crisis. Oligarchs and conservatives with differing ideologies and bank accounts sizes are lining up to guide Donald and put their resources at his disposition. They are hoping to push their interests and agendas top of this administration by manipulating the new president’s profound and numerous personality flaws.

But we’re happy that he’s picking people who have that free market background, particularly because on many issues, he is a blank slate, so anybody with expertise is in an amazing position to shape his agenda.” On Trump surrounding himself with ultra-libertarian Kock brothers’ network members, at Politico. (All highlights and underlines by me throughout this post.)

But what crisis?’ you may be asking. Some globalists are defining it as the world-wide unrest of the minions – most significantly the American ones – provoked by the “success of globalism”. That much the oligarchs have admitted about their globalist project.

To be continued.

Dick Cheney Will Train The Apprentice President In the Art of Government By and For the Elite

As I said in a May 9 post here trying to demonstrate how the elite mainstream media (MSM) shapes opinions surreptitiously, they portrayed Donald Trump as a ‘revolutionary’ compared to Hillary Clinton. I used this article from the WaPo as  example, the quote is from the article, the “two candidates” were Trump and Sanders, the two ‘revolutionaries’:

The other two candidates left in this presidential race want to overhaul American government. Clinton mainly wants to tinker with its parts.

They point that I tried to make in my post then and now is this (ignore the bad grammar, please):

As I have argued on this blog, Trump’ apparent ideological position, “anti-globalist”, has been a bone of contention for the GOP; but that would change once he makes peace with the party leaders. He is a billionaire, his alliance is NOT with you. Cheney, who came on board with him, will train him in the art of government by and for the elite.

People, you have to wake up. The elite, via its MSM and the not so mainstream who hate Hillary for being a ‘feminist’ woman, will put you to sleep and guide you to vote for Trump.

BIG MISTAKE  not to wake up NOW.

That’s how it happened that lewd Trump ended up being elected president of the USA. It was all psy ops.

And now watch Cheney training The Apprentice President in the Oval Office. Cheney is a master of manipulation, Trump is an ignorant businessman who will have to rely on the advice of Republican hawks to run the WH. Pence already told us, in an interview with Martha Raddatz, that he is planning to be a copy of Cheney as Vice President:

Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential pick Governor Mike Pence told ABC’s This Week he holds former Republican VP Dick Cheney “in really high regard in his role as vice president” and like Cheney, he aspires to be “a very active vice president.”

The Dick will be seating at the table with Trump at the WH.

Aren’t you happy and looking forward to Trump’s administration?

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More scary Children of the Corn.

Politico: Study: Trump boosted, Clinton hurt by primary media coverage

This is an article from Politico. It confirms, as other studies have done, that the media is against Clinton and pro-Trump. The article doesn’t explain WHY the media gives negative coverage to her and positive to him. I can guess the reason: they hate a woman in power, especially if that woman is a self-proclaimed a feminist, the word hated by men in power. It’s not about her politics or ‘dishonesty’. If you are dishonest, you can’t be credible in your accusation of another person as ‘dishonest’: that’s what the media have been doing all along.

Whether we have a fascist as the next president will depend on the mainstream media continued support of Trump.

 

Though he regularly bashes the media as dishonest, scum and the “absolute worst,” Donald Trump disproportionately benefited from the Fourth Estate’s coverage over the past year of the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, drew the most negative coverage of any other candidate as she engaged in a longer than expected battle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for more than a year.

That’s according to a report from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy out this week, showing that the reality TV star turned presumptive Republican nominee made up for his slow start in the polls with a boost from positive media coverage. The report analyzed coverage from eight traditional print and broadcast outlets, including CBS, Fox, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

“Journalists seemed unmindful that they and not the electorate were Trump’s first audience. Trump exploited their lust for riveting stories,” the report found. “He didn’t have any other option. He had no constituency base and no claim to presidential credentials. If Trump had possessed them, his strategy could have been political suicide, which is what the press predicted as they showcased his tirades. Trump couldn’t compete with the likes of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or Jeb Bush on the basis of his political standing or following. The politics of outrage was his edge, and the press became his dependable if unwitting ally.”

Based on the eight outlets studied, the ad-equivalent value of Trump’s media coverage was worth approximately $55 million. The next closest candidate, Jeb Bush, trailed by $19 million, with an ad-equivalent value of coverage totaling around $36 million. As far as the media’s claims that it has been covering Trump in “watchdog” mode, the study appears to discount that notion. The majority of Trump coverage was positive or neutral in all outlets studied, ranging from 63 percent by The New York Times to 74 percent by USA Today.

As far as what brought Trump the most coverage, the study found that 34 percent of coverage related to the candidate’s events and other activities, 27 percent related to “other,” 21 percent had to do with polls, while just 12 percent of the coverage dealt with issues and ideology and 6 percent covered his personal qualities.

Trump received, by far, the most coverage out of any of his Republican primary rivals, earning 34 percent to 18 percent for Jeb Bush, who entered the race in June 2015 as the ostensibly prohibitive favorite for the nomination. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio each received 14 percent, while Ted Cruz, despite running the earliest campaign, earned 13 percent. And while he was technically the last man standing against Trump, John Kasich drew just 7 percent of media attention.

“No candidate filled the ‘losing ground’ storyline more snugly than did Jeb Bush,” the study found. “Early in 2015, he had a large lead in the polls and enjoyed corresponding favorable coverage. As his support declined, however, so did the tone of his coverage.”

The Democratic side of the race received significantly less attention from the media, particularly during the early phase of the campaign in which Clinton jumped out to large polling leads over the likes of Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee. In terms of “good news” vs. “bad news,” Sanders was the beneficiary of the most favorable coverage during what the report calls “the invisible primary.”

Just as media coverage boosted Trump in the polls, it slowly ate away at Clinton’s advantage. Among Clinton, Trump, Sanders and Cruz, the former secretary of state earned the highest percentage of coverage related to issues — a relatively small 28 percent, while just 12 percent of Trump coverage related to issues. For Cruz, just 9 percent of coverage related to the issues, while 7 percent of coverage was issue-related for Sanders. But in issue-related coverage of Clinton, an overwhelming 84 percent was negative in tone, the study found, compared with 43 percent for Trump, 32 percent for Cruz and just 17 percent for Sanders.

Trump And The Invasion of Iraq: Courtesy of Your MSM

Don’t expect the MSM to do any serious introspective soul-searching analysis about how and why  did they crown Trump as the official GOP presidential candidate.

I’m still waiting for them to take responsibility for selling to the American public the invasion of Iraq. They were Bush/Cheney’s lap dog, and now they are racist xenophobic Trump’s lap dog. His business record is a non story for the MSM. They have avoided talking about his businesses because they don’t want to risk making the billionaire elite class a collateral damage of these primaries.

They just don’t care because they are accountable to no one. They are there for themselves and for the oligarchs.

The question is: Why would the MSM want Trump to be the next president? A possible answer: because they hate Hillary Clinton more than they may hate Trump. Remember, the MSM is the art of deception; what you see is not what you get. Psy op is their tool.

Keep it in mind, people.

The Trump Appeal

So many MSM pundits trying to understand the Trump phenomena unsuccessfully. What is confounding to them is not that the public support the Donald’s  fascists policies about immigration; they would have no problem seeing the public supporting those same policies coming from the other candidates who have the same ideas as Trump…or worse. The confounding thing for them is that the public would agree with a card-carrying elitist, for they (the pundits) know  that Trump is not interested in the well-being of the regular people.

This is what they don’t see, what makes the Trump appeal so difficult to comprehend to the MSM pundits: that he is the product of their success. The myth of the business elite as apolitical and outside of partisan politics in Congress and the presidency is the valuable tool that must be kept intact in these presidential primaries, no matter how many politicians or which party may be hurt in the process of protecting said myth.

The Elitist Donald Coming Home to Roost

Trump is not ‘an outsider’ of government or politics; he may have not sat in Congress, but he is not an ‘outsider’ because he is part of the elite that manipulates politics from behind the curtains.

Trump himself just told the American public how politics are run here: he said he  owns politicians that, as he ruthlessly put it to embarrass his opponents in the first debate,  that suck his knee-caps (as Gordon Gecko said in the movie) for campaign donations. But somehow voters just don’t register in their minds that a billionaire himself has just opened the curtain and showed them that it is TRUE that they control politics from behind the curtain.

One of the reasons Trump is so despised by the GOP’s  ‘big donors’ (other billionaires) is because he just let the public look behind that curtain. But the public is still not looking. They continue to like the billionaires who corrupt our politicians, and hate the politicians. In a way is like arresting the prostitute for prostitution but setting free the man who paid for it: you can’t fix the problem by releasing those seeking the ‘favors’.

The believe that the Donald is an ‘outsider’ is the successful chicken coming home to roost.

The powers that be have for the longest been successful, with the help of the MSM they own, at hiding from the regular Joe and Jane how the political sausage is really made behind the curtains, and at portraying themselves as saviors of the nation from outside of politics. The elite hides how they control Congress and politicians with their massive donations and lobbyists to pass the laws that benefit them, how they buy their way out of the justice system. And, with their MSM, they cast the blame of the nation’s problem on ‘corrupt politicians’. Politicians are OK with that; to take the fall for the hand that feeds them is the price of privilege.

So, now they have an elitist who, in the eyes of the fed up segment of  the republican party, comes ‘clean’; clean of ‘blame’ as an outsider and ‘clean’ about how the politicians are the toys of the elite. What to do with him? The big donors can’t say he’s right about government corruption, that would be suicidal; so they cast him as a nut case, although they would rather call him a ‘traitor’ to their class. I’m just describing the situation, I’m NOT defending nor supporting him, God forbid.

The thing that irks these politicians and MSM is that their success at blinding the people about how the elite is behind our problems doesn’t allow them to attack Trump as an card-carrying elitist, which in normal situations would be his Achilles tendon. To claim that the Donald is lying about politicians being the puppets of the elite would be an invitation for him to  open the curtains of power in Congress and the presidency and name names. That will never happen on this planet.

But why do the people believes in him?

The Luxury of Telling It as It Is

Buying the myth that the elite is outside of politics allows the public to give moral qualities to Trump that he doesn’t have (honesty, e.g.). They view businessmen as honest because businessmen don’t ‘dwell’ in the house of  corruption. Out of sight, out of mind. Just because they don’t ‘dwell’ there doesn’t mean they don’t ‘visit’ the house. That’s how it comes to be that Trump has the luxury to say it ‘as it is’: he has the ‘moral’ superiority over his contenders who dwell in the house of corruption. But people confuse that brazen exhibition of power with honesty.

The Trump appeal to the public is a sign of their desperation, of fear, and of the delusion that fear begets, in relations to politics. The Donald appeal is the powerless’ cry for the powerful to come and rescue them from this debacle that is today’s politics because they don’t see in themselves the power to bring a modicum of decency, of humanity in this cut-throw capitalist elitists, and because they bought the lie of the elite as ‘an outsider businessman’, not a politician. Trump is ‘an outsider’ with ‘business acumen’. That’s what they think the nation needs. No matter how unpolished and pedestrian the elite member might be (Trump) he is better than the polished lying politician, in the voter’s eyes.

The confounding thing to the MSM  about Trump’s fans  is that they (the MSM owners) know that the Donald represents exactly what his followers hate in politicians, but attacking him would cause the elite in general to become collateral damage.

Michael Bloomberg will show more finesse and loyalty to his class if he runs for the presidency.