A desperate Trump is trying to signal to his armed followers like the boogaloo boys that something needs to be done to free Seattle from those “anarchists”.
If disinformation can be naked it’s at least nude in Foxlandia.
The ground truth is much different, but Trump wants that chaos to draw attention from his rising COVID-19 death toll and the debacle of his attempt to weaponize a walk to St John’s church with his Bible. He’s getting all kinds of help from OAN.
Anarchists just took over Seattle and the Liberal Democrat Governor just said he knows Ã¢ÂÂnothing about thatÃ¢ÂÂ.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
Trump: We are not going to let Seattle be occupied by anarchists.. You think he was a weak person in Minneapolis, the woman, I donÃ¢ÂÂt know. Has she ever done this before. WeÃ¢ÂÂre not going to let this happen in Seattle. If we have to go in, weÃ¢ÂÂre going to go in. pic.twitter.com/mUHKhbLjfr
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 11, 2020
As Matthew Gertz documented, in the 90 minutes or so before Trump erupted, Fox pumped out some extraordinarily lurid imagery of the scene, complete with chyrons such as “liberals surrender America,” “Seattle surrenders police precinct” and “Seattle under siege.”Even if you grant Trump’s premise that things are getting somewhat out of control there — which is debatable — it’s still highly demented for Trump to issue threats to send in the military apparently based on what he sees on Fox News.
It’s another sign of how deeply Trump dwells in “Foxlandia,” where he’s always winning and everything he does is strong.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 11, 2020
Trump on Coronavirus:
“Think it's going to go away very quickly.”
Trump on Racism:
“I think we're going to do it very easily and quickly and quickly and it'll go very easily.”
Not surprising OAN is laundering Russian disinformation.
But all eyes will be on the legitimate US news outlets to see if they, too, become arms of the KremlinÃ¢ÂÂs propaganda network. https://t.co/I8TrTLMUgS
— Eric Schultz (@EricSchultz) June 11, 2020
So OAN promised a pro-Trump poll to counteract the CNN one. It published the poll. It had bad numbers. It tried to frame them in remarkably bad ways. It then unpublished the poll. https://t.co/trjWtZ3Skb
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 11, 2020
CNN tracked several airplanes that flew over protests in Washington, Minneapolis and Las Vegas. Government watchdogs fear the planes were used to track protesters and perhaps capture cell phone data. https://t.co/yPHUHlcyIM
Ã¢ÂÂ CNN (@CNN) June 11, 2020
Holy crap, Biden almost said racist f**ks just at his presser.
What a time to be alive! pic.twitter.com/Fiu0STimm7
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 11, 2020
This is hysterical Ã°ÂÂÂ
Retweet far and wide!!
— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) June 11, 2020