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2019-10-15 Home Front: Culture Wars
Project Veritas PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker's Personal Vendetta Against POTUS
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Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336069 views ]  Top

#1 We need to stop calling these people "journalists," stop referring to them as members of the media or the press.

They're engaged in a kind of Children's Crusade that combines elements of play - think playground or kids' birthday-party games - with a downmarket, clownishly incompetent form of political lobbying.

= The Shitshow
Posted by Lex 2019-10-15 01:28||   2019-10-15 01:28|| Front Page Top

#2 Propagandists is the appropriate word.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-15 07:43||   2019-10-15 07:43|| Front Page Top

#3 They are the propaganda arm of the demoncrat party. D-operatives with bylines.

Nothing more.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-15 08:20||   2019-10-15 08:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Merriam-Webster definition of propaganda:

Ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause

What can be done about this never-ending din of propaganda/fake news that is used to subvert and undermine a legally established government and POTUS?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-15 08:36||   2019-10-15 08:36|| Front Page Top

#5 Well JQC, I grew in Soviet Union - where we had the art of reading between the lines.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-15 08:57||   2019-10-15 08:57|| Front Page Top

#6 But even their propaganda efforts are incompetent. Pravda and Izvestia would never have allowed one half of the country to spot the truth behind their lies.

These characters, especially the suits at these companies, can't be good at propaganda because they're simply too damned GREEDY to do it right.

Their greed leads them to chase ratings, which means they have to keep finding the latest "bombshell" scoop, which leads them to manufacture outlandish lie after still more ridiculous lie, which eventually blows up in their face...

Propaganda isn't quite right.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-15 09:34||   2019-10-15 09:34|| Front Page Top

#7 Amazing there was someone on the inside with some (apparent) integrity.

I hope there are others.
Posted by Bobby 2019-10-15 10:42||   2019-10-15 10:42|| Front Page Top

#8 Just call them what they are, Nazi's.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-10-15 11:40||   2019-10-15 11:40|| Front Page Top

#9 No surprise here...
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-10-15 15:09||   2019-10-15 15:09|| Front Page Top

#10 We need to stop calling these people "journalists,"

In India we call them 'presstitutes'. They'll rent themselves out for a few soiree invites and to jostle with the Hollywood crowd.

I call them mercenary media. They have no views of their own most likely. Just have to exhibit a rabid leftist pimp-hand to make it in the market.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-15 15:41||   2019-10-15 15:41|| Front Page Top

#11 "Well poisoners" is what we called them in Intifada I.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-15 15:46||   2019-10-15 15:46|| Front Page Top

#12 I don't think you can elevate politics above the profit motive. Every one of these outfits is run by suits like Zucker whose top priority is ratings, advertising rates, or subscriber counts.

They're all part of publicly-traded behemoths and they all watch the indicators of profitability like a hawk-- because they have to.

Before Trump, they were, each of them, facing economic ruin. Newsweek was sold for a dollar. One dollah! For YOU, special frien', jus' one dollah!!

Their goal is to put on a show for their fans, a la SNL, or maybe one of those evangelical/Tammy Faye shows complete with tears and smiles and tales of virtue vanquishing evil.

Like Facebook, like Twitter, the goal is to get people addicted to this freak show by combining elements of outrage, entertainment and above all, group therapy for those afflicted by OrangeMan who struggle to find a path through our darkness ("So dark! Such dark times!").

Propagandists are both more effective and more subtle than these circus masters.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-15 16:53||   2019-10-15 16:53|| Front Page Top

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