Category Archives: Propaganda

The Two Types of Scandals

Now that the Democratic primary has settled into a choice between Biden and Sanders, it’s worth thinking about how Republicans are going to attack them. Keep in mind, Republicans are trying to depress Democratic turnout, mostly by discouraging infrequent but … Continue reading

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Yes, the Altered Weather Forecasts Are a Problem

Much of the response to Il Trumpe’s alteration of a weather forecast (actually, two alterations, but we’ll return to that) to excuse his mistweeting about how the storm could have hit Alabama has focused either on his narcissism or on … Continue reading

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Il Trumpe’s Fear Of Sharks And The Original Call Out Culture

By now, it’s clear that we’ve elected a typical elderly, Fox News watching, white retiree as president, with all that entails. The link between what Il Trumpe tweets and what has Fox News has just aired is terrifying. In explaining … Continue reading

Posted in News Media, Propaganda, Resistance Rebellion And Death

The Difference Between News With A Point Of View And Propaganda

Thy name is Breitbart (boldface mine): In hindsight guys, look, it’s a — there was no option at Breitbart — and I will try to articulate this over and over. There was no option to throw Judge [Roy] Moore under … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Words At The CDC

So Il Trumpe is doing this to the CDC: The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents … Continue reading

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What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

While I don’t often post video, this segment by John Oliver about how the right-wing is consolidating local television news and turning into propaganda–that would make Fox News blush–is worth watching: One problem Democrats face is, in many parts of … Continue reading

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Is Fox News Now The Government Approved ‘News’ Station?

Well, this isn’t good (boldface mine): The memo above has been puttering around Facebook for a day or so. It describes a top-down, command-and-control approach to cable-news watching at a unit of the Food and Drug Administration. Fox News, it … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Propaganda, The War on Science

This Is What Passes For A ‘Moderate’ Trumpist: The Pizzagate Edtion

While I’ve argued repeatedly, that, at the margins, there are Trump supporters who can be peeled off (either switching or sitting out), many of them seem to be pretty far gone. For those who don’t know what Pizzagate is, here … Continue reading

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Racist Right Breitbart News Literally Called For A War On Science

Leaving aside the point Breitbart wanted to make (some peer reviewed articles have reached unfounded conclusions, therefore climate change is FALSE! Or something), that their audience would appreciate a line from a play by a white nationalist Nazi collaborator–”When I … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: The Guarantor Of Freedom

David Zirin commenting on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem (boldface mine): This country—despite its awful treatment of soldiers when they return home—worships the cult of the military. And professional sports—especially the NFL—have played a central role. … Continue reading

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