Propaganda

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

These are days fraught with political battles over cultural histories abjuring complexity. Today it’s The Wall Street Journal and the reactionary path to critical race theory, the latest bit of Trumpist ignorance now projected into personnel policies and the larger revisionist history project that would deny the historical relevance of slavery...

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  • May 27, 2021

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump took advantage of a phalanx of weak-minded sheep to do his bidding, sending them into the fray at the Capitol while he cooled his bone-spurred heels in the safety of his KFC-redolent villain’s lair. That’s not my assessment. Except for the KFC part, that’s basically...

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  • May 18, 2021

It’s clear that Israel had no legitimate reason to target the media in Gaza other than to make their (Israel’s) war crimes harder to report. Like previous guy, Tom Cotton attacks the free press from the floor of the US Senate because they’re not propaganda outlets. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)...

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  • May 17, 2021

MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin interviewed Israeli ambassador Mark Regev. The substance of the interview illustrates why diversity in the news is important for us all. Ayman Mohyeldin does what journalists do x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I had to do a double-take on this one. Usually, there...

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  • May 15, 2021

Pure propaganda with more Big Lies for the Big Liar. The Trumpian alternative universe is touted in Elise Stefanik’s opening speech as the new GOP Conference Chair. LOL about “the far left, radical socialist policies of President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.” In comparison with Liz Cheney, she’s an...

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  • May 14, 2021

Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

There is a capitalist propaganda battle at work, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “ Biden has sent a signal around the world that nobody’s intellectual property is safe in America.”. The National Review now claims that “Profit Margins Save Lives”. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service...

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  • May 7, 2021

Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic. “Knowingly repeating a lie — an act of immorality — is...

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  • May 5, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board sustained the ban on Trump — for now. Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic....

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  • May 5, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

President Trump and his Republican sycophants are the masters of projection. It turns out voter fraud is from Trumpsters. It turns out the voter fraud is by Trumpsters See full episodes here. As Trump and most of the Republican leadership stir its low information sycophants into a fearful frenzy about voter fraud,...

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  • May 4, 2021
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If the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit (Ministry for State Security) had had a crystal ball 40 years ago they would have promoted capitalism, the sheer amount of information people are willing to give away for free would have made their job so easy. Now in a functioning democracy that would be...

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  • May 4, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

Jen Psaki did not hesitate as she defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield for claiming the truth about America’s beginning Jen Psaki schools NewsMax reporter See full episodes here. Psaki defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman. The NewsMax reporter asked if President Biden would fire her for claiming the...

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  • April 16, 2021

Jason “Plan B in your Smoothie” Miller tried to pimp Trump’s anticipated social media platform. Unfortunately the major social media platforms are reconsidering their ban of Trump, which would determine whether Trump would try to create his own propaganda platform. “Qwitter or HicTok”? Keep grift alive. Jason Miller, a spokesman...

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  • March 22, 2021

Lost relevance continues with more of the same Trump delusions up-chucking soon, signaled by the latest Big Lie interview with Fox News, likely leading to more revisionism. Unfortunately Trump’s memoirs would be regurgitating the propaganda with little insight or reflection. His Secret Service detail would be useful witnesses as a 1/6...

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  • March 18, 2021

North Korea is starting to test its relationship with the Biden administration. One of the few concessions that North Korea got from Trump aside from his foreign policy ignorance was the suspension of Republic of Korea/US joint military exercises. This is the first signal of contact prior to a review of US...

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  • March 16, 2021

Always ready with useful idiocy, Trump’s inaction on COVID while POTUS* was beyond negligence and continues by keeping his own vaccination secret from his supporters. A consequence comes parallel with Russian disinformation efforts to discredit vaccines specific to the US. The net effect is also to help demand for the...

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  • March 8, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

As much as I would like to think that the two-party system is essential to the fabric of America, one party seems intent on ripping it to shreds. One of the weakest denials of what one believes is when one says, ‘this is not who we are’ despite the evidence....

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  • February 12, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

Every time someone objects to the right-wing nonsense, they respond by whining we’re trying to censor them. Marjorie Taylor Greene of QAnon  asshole fame even likes to wear a mask that says “CENSORED” on it. (Well, she doesn’t like to wear a mask, so that’s just more of her norrishkeit....

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  • January 31, 2021

Something strange is going on over undocumented immigrants. President Biden’s acting secretary of Homeland Security, David Pekoske, issued a memo on January 20 halting almost all deportation proceedings for 100 days: Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities [PDF] I’ve gone over the...

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  • January 26, 2021

The alternative reality persists and MSM is only interested in the 2024 race. Holy shit. Rand Paul still won't acknowledge that the election wasn't stolen from Trump. pic.twitter.com/mxSuItPaAD — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2021 Rand kept saying: hear the other side! Rand Paul just gave a master class in...

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  • January 24, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

The Big Lie must be thoroughly erased. This delusion is unfortunately the trope deployed as a grand commodity for a national grift that could last until 2024. In the more immediate instance, actions still have consequences, even if Trump implies that he will give pardons in the case of the insurrections....

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  • January 18, 2021

To be fair, if I were in Congress, some of my siblings would be calling for my removal pretty much every day. And they’d pull out all the stops. No doubt they’d release photos of me sitting naked in the tub with my boats, having just made a boom-boom of...

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  • January 13, 2021

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:left”> Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes Magazine, has warned corporations not to hire former Trump officials. If they hire them, said Lane, they will be viewed as a “funnel of disinformation” by the magazine.  Business Insider writes a summary of how Trump’s failed coup attempt inspired Forbes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Fox News continues its inhumane behavior as its narrative and messaging have likely caused the lives of many in its audience. Fox News is Damage Inc. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The proof that Fox News cares nothing about its viewers is there for all their viewers...

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  • December 27, 2020
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

In 1984, George Orwell used the line “two plus two equals 5 . . . or sometimes 3. . . .” as one of his ways to show the effectiveness of Nazi propaganda and at the same time its disconnect from reality. We are seeing the equivalent of that disconnect...

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  • December 13, 2020

Donald Trump did not start the meteoric lying to the American people. Ali Velshi points out it was modus operandi for the Republican Party. Ali Velshi strikes again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi struck a hole-in-one once again. I stand corrected. He scored two holes-in-one with...

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  • December 12, 2020

I recently came across a typical Twitter argument about the CIA promoting modern art as propaganda. The usual distorting tweet-discourse occurred but what remained are somewhat paranoid discussions of whether the CIA supported Modern Art. They really didn’t, as much as they supported US propaganda in general. The argument about CIA and Art evolved...

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  • December 6, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • December 5, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

I’m convinced Rupert Murdoch secretly launched One America News Network in secret to make Fox News appear sane. Though he probably didn’t expect Donald Trump to fall in love with it quite so easily. (I’m thinking of tweeting that I saw George Soros frantically shoving discarded Trump ballots up bigfoot’s...

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  • November 27, 2020

Up late, LOTUS is still cranking out the propaganda in his ever spiraling isolation with 62 days left. x this graph is fake! someone pointed out that the tallest blue line isnt aligned with the red and that “blue” is misspelled on the left! 🤦🏼‍♀️ — S (@sgz1993) November 19,...

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  • November 19, 2020

We’ve all heard it before, ad nauseam: Donald Trump demands loyalty. That’s not exactly right, of course. Donald Trump demands lickspittle obeisance 24/7, and anything short of that will trigger a poo-flinging the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Exhibit A: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime...

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  • November 12, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

A presidency whose essence is publicity and public relations, because the most important thing before declaring the pandemic over, was to “defeat despair and inspire hope”. The most important thing to Trump is to divert attention from what you aren’t doing, and defeating despair is like a war on terror....

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  • October 29, 2020

Maybe we can now just wait for every vote to be counted. Fortunately we’re past the fail-safe point of the Comey email fiasco of 2016 and its associated manipulation by the NY Times. We may be out of October Surprises. Even Putin seems to have officially cut Trump loose. Then...

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  • October 29, 2020

There is a critical reality beyond the waiting for the “next two weeks” in which Trump has promised multiple times over the four years a plan for health care and a plan to combat COVID-19. The pandemic crisis has given us some real relations from which we can gain some insights...

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  • October 23, 2020

Combative Trump tried to bully Lesley Stahl, good luck with that Donald. The Trump release of the interview proves he just wanted a propaganda piece that repeated his stump speech’s talking points. The same fallacious logic and falsehoods appeared in the CBS interview, as did more Trump interruptions. It was no different...

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  • October 22, 2020

Yes, Donald Trump is a breathtaking, dumpster fire of a President.  And I could spend paragraphs recounting all of the incompetent, unbalanced and embarrassing things that he does. He is a real and present danger to the country, and like one that we have not seen in memory. But ....

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  • October 18, 2020

Still about reality checks, considering that its still about GOTV and 3 November. Note that RCP is now showing a slight lead for Trump of +0.6% in some swing states, comparing 2020 and 2016. Things are different now especially with the candidates and pandemic constraints, but there are always potential bad signs...

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  • October 10, 2020
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