FAKE NEWS OR PROPAGANDA
President Trump has run a constant fight against what he calls the Fake News since the day he came down the elevator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy.
He has good reason as many of the networks and periodicals have published information on the President, and later are forced to recant it and apologize because the information was incorrect, or just an outright lie.
There is no doubt that they handle the truth carelessly, but is that all that it really is?
It is possible that the news media along with the government in collaboration are trying to spread fake news or propaganda to the American people.
Isn’t that against the law?
It was up until 2013, the year that it all changed. The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) removed a 1948 ban on the United States government allowing them to release propaganda on its citizens. This action neutralized the Smith – Munt Act of 1948 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987.
The NDAA was created with the “purpose” of protecting citizens here and abroad from undue influence of foreign governments on the Internet. What it didn’t mention (outloud) was that it also allowed the government to create and release propaganda on its own citizens.
Most people were not dismayed at the time with this as there was no funding for the government to create and distribute any propaganda.
WAIT – THERE’S MORE
Then President, Barrack Obama signed a bill into law in 2016 for the NDAA that included what was called “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016.” Though designed to protect the US from foreign entities such as Russia and China, it also allowed the release of propaganda to US citizens. It set up a grant funding for non-governmental originations and others that were already engaged in counter propaganda related work.https://freedomoutpost.com/is-the-us-engaging-in-propaganda-against-its-own-people/
This provided the funding needed to propagate propaganda.
When a falsehood is repeated many times on a form of media trusted by the people, it can become the accepted truth by the public.
When the “fake” news networks repeat “impeachment” 222 times, like they did one day, it makes one feel that some law had been broken and the President was sure to be impeached. On what grounds no one could really say, but that was not important. The repetition convinced many that it was inevitable.
Of course, since the Mueller Report has been released, OBSTRUCTION, is the new catch word.
It is hard for any lawyer to explain how one can obstruct justice, when no crime has been committed. Probably in the LaLa land of Washington D.C., the rules are made up and the law doesn’t matter.
So, if propaganda is okay, how far behind can full censorship and the removal of the First Amendment be?
Actually, it isn’t too far away.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have recently banned Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory show and commentary from their platforms, citing hate speech, violence etc. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/636030043/youtube-apple-and-facebook-ban-infowars-which-decries-mega-purge They claim that they are fine with opinions but all must be courteous to each side. Who decides what is courteous or respectful? Who died and made them king of free speech?
Many might think that Alex Jones is a kook, so who cares? Everyone should care, as this sets a precedence for anyone with an odd idea or theory to be shut down.
The parents of a young man in a Connecticut high school are suing his school because he offered an opinion about a Shakespearean character who was transgender in one of the Bard’s plays.
His conservative views on transgender and same sex marriage were “offensive” to some others in his class. He refused to apologize or submit to suspension as he has First Amendment rights.
Everyone has First Amendment rights to free speech. It is guaranteed in the Constitution.
No one who is offended has the right to usurp another’s free speech rights.
They have the right to be offended, but they also have the right to ignore it or walk away.
The American People must stand up to censorship and propaganda. It is like water on stone, if allowed to continue, it will break down the hardest surface.
Well, I suppose it’s safe to scratch off Buzz-Feed as a reliable source of insider information on the Washington DC political scene. They now rank right up there with CNN, MSNBC, et. al.: as organs of fake news dedicated to only one thing, saving the Democrat party and its socialist agenda by eliminating the killer virus that is choking them to death, Donald Trump.
I’m surprised Mueller himself immediately debunked the Buzz-Feed story about the President directing his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to like to Congress and I suspect a rat here somewhere. That caught the Left-wing media totally by surprise. They changed their talking points to “what ifs” and rephrased their words to fool us, they think, into believing there was still a chance to find some tawdry evidence that could finally impeach Trump. That’s the face of desperation.
The demented talking heads of the left wing-media will, at any hint of a possible scandal, breath life into it in the vain hopes that they will expose some measure of truth that will grow into a scandal and end Trump’s presidency. Buzz-Feed tried to fulfill that mission and has now elevated itself to the highest level of distrust. By breathlessly publishing this false story without fact checking has rendered it as untrustworthy. For any group that pretends to be an objective reporting organ, to not even bother considering the “Red Flags” that identify fake news, seals the deal on their irrelevance. Now, anything they publish will be suspect!
The media, morally and ethically challenged, considers us to be politically irrelevant. They don’t really care what they say just so long as some of it sticks, somewhere. If they all say the same thing, then it must be true! Indeed, they believe their own copy and have thrown all standards aside in their singular, unquenchable desire to bring down Donald Trump.
Inherent in this daily assault of fake news is the primary goal of the Democrat-Socialists, the neutering of America’s heritage, culture and traditions for the sake of “diversity, multiculturalism and, truth be told, the elimination of all vestiges of influence of the European white male.
Consider the wall President Trump wants to build on our southern border. Under Obama, all the Democrats demanded it. Videos of their earnest desire to protect America from invasion by illegals are all over the internet. So what does the media do, ignore the historical past, focuses on the immediate future and whines about poor illegals and unemployed non-essential federal government employees, without a cent for the protective barrier we all wanted, once.
The media is all in on tooting the Democrats horn on policies that ignore Americas Vet’s, it’s tax payers, it producers and citizens of long standing, all for the sake of spending vast amounts of treasure to sustain people who don’t belong here simply because their presence gives them a humanitarian claim to feast at the trough of public assistance. When will the money run out?
The anti-Trump media, keen to be first to bring down the President, seems destructively eager to seize upon any and every rumor and regurgitate it out as factual truths. This time Buzz-Feed and the regurgitator’s got their fingers caught in a trap. Even Chris Wallace, on today’s Sunday Fox news, brought up the issue with Vice President Pence, apparently to achieve a “gotcha” comment. If Mueller already debunked the Buzz-Feed report, why didn’t the VP just say, “Why are we even talking about that issue Chris? It’s dead!” Well, its simply to keep it alive through one more news cycle. Chris Wallace, to be fair and balanced, just regurgitated leftist nonsense.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
The Weaponization of Allegations…
The title alone suggests another trip into “fake news.” Fake news is propaganda, lies enveloped in a tissue of half-truths and innuendos, wrapped in a blanket of sordid allegations all once protected by the once immense power of the fourth estate, the media that wields it.
At the moment, the weaponized allegations are focused on supposed sexual predators, mostly Liberal men, politicians in DC, celebrities in Hollywood and notables in the media. One woman, also a democrat, has been caught up in the mess. They have brought these problems on themselves. Logically, this entire issue of demonizing predatory sex could accomplish for the Left, what their love for abortions is not doing, effectively reducing the population.
Normal people may find it too politically incorrect to engage in the natural mating process in fear of allegations of being anti-transexual, anti-gay, anti-pervert and anti-social, by their definition of course. If the feminists get control of the issue look out. There will be no reprise for the male species. Wielding the power of unsubstantiated allegations may be fatal to Democrats.
Politically, the weaponization of allegations were launched against Donald Trump over a year ago, to little effect because he fights back. Allegations that Trump’s early morning “tweets,” as non-Presidential and dangerous, are not because they believe he is demented or out of touch with reality but because Trump, by being first out of the block each morning, sets the news agenda for the day, as he wants it, not as the media wants it. By ten o’clock each morning, the media’s weaponization of allegations are already exposed and have little or no effect on how Trump runs his administration. They respond to him not the other way around. Trump is a wealthy man, in the media limelight and usually, women came after him. Besides, nobody out here really cares. He’s doing the job they don’t want done and they are going berserk for it.
The “Left” will scream out allegations against whomever they don’t like, especially Trump, and weaponize them by constant repetition until every network is talking about it and the object of that attack finally gets the message to retire from the game. Except Trump! These have rarely been directed to Democrats until a rich, fat, Democrat supporter named Harvey Weinstein broke the dam of media protections. They can’t stop the flood that’s sweeping all away.
The sexual predators issue has clearly backfired on the media because even their own overpaid luminaries are being eliminated based upon the sheer weight of allegations that’s crushing the poor blighter down into the weeds. Judge Roy Moore was such a victim and because of it, we have an abortionist voting Democrat as a Senator from Alabama.
Climate Change skeptics for example, are accused of being “deniers,“ potential killers of coastal dwelling Americans, sure to drown as the rising tides inevitably engulfs them all. Women and children will be the worst hit. In Defense, the media, when caught with their pants down, most often claim an allegation was simply a mistake and that “mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media.” Well, yes, real mistakes can be forgiven but not from the media who have assumed the position as enemy of the Constitutional Americanism.
What we really have here is a struggle between conflicting ideologies, the Marxist/Socialist one of the Democrats eagerly supported by the media, and the American Constitutional one that President Trump is trying to restore, eagerly supported by us “deplorables.” Democrats are in a hole. To make allegations is the only weapon they have left. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (19Dec17)
The Huffington Post, it’s reputation for Left-wing accuracy based on its cunningly creative polling techniques, predictions and prognostications, now sullied and left in tatters after Trumps victory, is embarked on what one might call a Corporate Retreat event, in fact a bus tour of “Middle America,” visiting twenty-three “Hick” states, so their young staffers can observe and decide what went wrong with their message and what they can do to correct it. The “yokels” must be convinced they were wrong; that Trump is a buffoon, not to be trusted and because of them (the yokels) America passed its last best chance, with Hillary, to be an equal among equals.
It means of course, not just observing, but actually associating face to face, with those country “rubes,” sitting at their dirty lunch counters, drinking their oily coffee, tasting their greasy hamburgers and occasionally being urged to enjoy an RC Cola and a MoonPie. Perhaps the Huffington Post crew should start their faux American educational tour at Frostbite Falls, Mn.. These self-important “reporters,” not limited to Huff-Po alone of course, come in at least two identifiable categories. The ‘shallow reporter’ who immediately writes and publishes the first thing they hear, even if it’s from an anonymous source (rumor), a ‘reliable’ source (an official rumor), an open source (somebody else’s rumor), or no source at all, so long as it advances the Leftists agenda of destroying conservatism. If it’s anti-Trump or anti-Republicans, more the better, even if it has to be manufactured (fake) rumors.
These young people have a limited education about real life, meaning, they know the world according to Marx, Lenin and George Clooney, but not what middle-American writers have said. To them, Mark Twain was rustic “hick” and his writings basically reflected a white America. Edgar A. Guest, an English born American, who wrote a poetry column for over forty years in the Detroit Free Press and syndicated throughout the nation, encapsulated a 19th-20th century America in a prose that these people simply don’t understand. These “shallow reporters” have
less than a passing acquaintance with fact checking but, facts be damned, if it destroys someone then it must be used and the facts can be sorted out later to fit the narrative.
The second category is the establishments all knowing reporter, usually a Cable News type, whose suave voices, calm demeanor and in your eye commentary, demands belief. Sheppard Smith of Fox News fits this category, as does CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (Wolfgang Lightening), Anderson Cooper and Rachael Madcow. Every network has them. Most are laughable in the display of their hysterical anti-Trump dysfunction, visible for all to see; but, they don’t see.
I’ve long suspected Sheppard Smith was a crypto-lefty, certainly a #NeverTrumper, but he was always clever enough to appear “fair and balanced“ until a Trump story comes up and then all pretense is swept aside. Wolf Blitzer gets breathless when trying to connivence us that some CNN manufactured story of Trumps association with the evil Russians has a hidden element in it that will make it true. Their viewership numbers, by the way, have dropped below the Rocky and Bullwinkle levels on MeTv. That’s why Frostbite Falls, Mn. should be on their bus tour.
I’m getting weary of this constant fake news reporting that pounds at us daily. So are others apparently, which would explain the dropping viewership numbers of most major cable news channels. For me, the OAN network is replacing Fox news as my go to choice but, the Colbert Report will never get my vote. Like the fake news reporters, he’s starting to believe his own copy and that’s dangerous. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, y’all git out tha’r and help educate them tha’r reporters.
Is Fake News really fake if the writer(s) in their heart of hearts, believe it to be the truth? We can immediately eliminate the stuff produced by the Trump derangement syndrome crowd because the rapid production of it is surly unreliable, suspect at best and unbelievable at worst. Real fake news is found embedded in lies and as propaganda generally designed to destroy the goals and/or reputation of one side while supporting another. It’s most often a favorite tool of despotic governments, the Democrat party and the Mean Stream Media.
One thing demonstrably clear about CNN, the disintegrating fake news cable channel whose product validates their declining viewership, is the fact that they apparently employ egocentric morons as reporters, people ungifted with the intellectual skills of common knowledge that a little research, fact finding and basic thinking could rectify. Most are people who have matriculated through America’s standard marxist controlled school systems and promoted based upon their love of diversity, anti-Americanism and exposing the evils of capitalism, are then passed into selected 'first rate' institutions of journalism until their brains are finally emptied and refilled with nonsense, and then, foisted upon an unsuspecting public. But, we suspect. These people are 'know nothings' and can only regurgitate what the Left wants them to report.
For example, CNN’s senior White House person (the term journalist or reporter will not apply), Jeff Zeleny, explained to viewers that Bastille Day, France’s most important national holiday, was a celebration that marks the 100th anniversary of Americas entry into World War I (one) to help save Europe from the Hun. Not so. While it is true that this day marked an occasion for the French to recognize Americas entry into WWI, that was only a side issue. True, American soldiers, for the first time in decades, did march in the Bastille Day Parade, but, so what? Thank you France! Zeleny made no mention of the historic French issues for which Bastille Day was organized, the French Revolution, a bloody period of upheavals between 1789 to 1799, about the time of our own revolutionary war.
Such a stupid school boy error about something as important, yet simple, as not knowing about another country’s greatest holiday, should result in dismissal, if not censure or, at least, demotion to copy boy or the night court beat where they can learn about real life.
But Jeff is not alone. Another CNN host, one Poppy Harlow (Poppy? Where do these names come from, parents of the Hippie Era?). ‘Poppy,’ presumably a female, confuses our National Anthem,The Stars Spangled Banner, with the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, that came out of their conflict. It was the adopted war song of the French army of the Rhein.
These weird people, these educated nuts freshly out of their brainwashing schools of “journalism,” apparently don’t even know, or care about knowing, simple points of history, ours or anybody else’s. They don’t recognize the etiquette and honors to be rendered to our passing standard (Poppy, honey, it’s the Stars and Stripes), or how and when those honors are rendered. Sadly, her class of elites devalue nationalism and the symbol of it as a mere rag not
to be honored above others but as a historical relic to be ignored.
“Poppy’s” mission to France was to cover the visit of that dangerous criminal Donald Trumps and see if she could snatch up any Trump stumbles that CNN could use to further denigrate America’s top CEO. Lacking that, fake news rumors will have to do. How about obsessing over Melania Trumps wardrobe? Yeah, that should do! Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!