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Silencing ALL opposition voices: Inside The Media Matters Playbook

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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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Interesting document discovered that seems to uncover some ongoing and upcoming media tactics against Trump (especially against Trump).

It's none other than well known basher MediaMatters !!

They put up a 49 page gem that outlines the tactics.

I wonder why they put it up in plain sight ?

Silencing ALL opposition voices: Inside The Media Matters Playbook


Even to casual observers, it has been obvious for months that the left is orchestrating a tightly-coordinated campaign to undermine and delegitimize the current presidential administration.

As an extension of the decades-long campaign to wrestle the narrative away from conservatives, independents and centrists, they’re smearing right-leaning commentators with anything they can find. In the take-down of Bill O’Reilly and Monica Crowley and attempted hit on Sean Hannity, for example, it’s more than evident.

And just this week, the suspension of Fox’s Eric Bolling provides even more proof.

We now know how the left is running this non-stop smear campaign and who is pulling the puppet strings.

We now have the Media Matters Playbook


Borderline




posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

They have the most to lose, if I remember correctly David Brock was implicated along with Alefantis....

No need to go further, VOAT is a great resource!
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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What strikes me about this document is the constant calls to "deligitimize" Trump.

Also the fact that they say they will break a steady flow of damaging information.

Both of these claims seem to suggest that they will make stuff up if necessary.

A real opposition based on ethics would say "We will make sure Trump does nothing unethical, and when he does we will broadcast that to everyone".

But instead of that, they seem confident that they will be able to push their narrative, almost as if they have already made up their minds, and will push anything to make Trump look bad even if its not true or insignificant.

It seems the are more concerned with smear tactics than arguing policies.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

That must mean he is in fact "Legitimate".

Why else would they want to "deLegitimize".






posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
What strikes me about this document is the constant calls to "deligitimize" Trump.

Can't wait 'til the first domino falls.

ACTIVITIES18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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Subversive, treasonous bastards, the entire lot of them. They have to be stopped at all costs.
Anything to try to keep their grip on the under informed, easily manipulated Leftist cult supporters.
The only way they can attempt to get ahead with their poisonous agenda, is by nefarious, underhanded ways....they couldn't do it any other way, they don't have it in them to do it by ethical means...None of the cult followers would listen to anything to do with ethics.
You know, when I think of all the Trump bashing threads on here by the Leftist cult followers and then see a story like this, I want to vomit all over them.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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I wonder why they put it up in plain sight ?


Probably so people will have yet another reason to keep throwing punches at each other. That bait must be pretty tasty, you guys go after it every time.

I'm sure the media has been told to "delegitimize" Trump but only to trigger his supporters and widen the already gargantuan gap between the two political camps (cults).

With every "leak" that comes out both sides dig their trenches just a little deeper. Sad to see people falling for blatant identity politics.

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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: xuenchen



I wonder why they put it up in plain sight ?


Probably so people will have yet another reason to keep throwing punches at each other. That bait must be pretty tasty, you guys go after it every time.

I'm sure the media has been told to "delegitimize" Trump but only to trigger his supporters and widen the already gargantuan gap between the two political camps (cults).

With every "leak" that comes out both sides dig their trenches just a little deeper. Sad to see people falling for blatant identity politics.


Yes we know, we get this diatribe every week from you.

A thread is critical of a left leaning cause, you accuse it of taking the bait the media wants us to.

A thread is critical of trump, you are all in agreement with it going right along with bashing trump.

But please, keep telling us how you are above all of it.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: Grambler


Both of these claims seem to suggest that they will make stuff up if necessary.


That's your main criticism? That they're true believers so you assume they'll make things up if necessary?


A real opposition based on ethics would say "We will make sure Trump does nothing unethical, and when he does we will broadcast that to everyone".


They do:


We are going to resist the normalization of Donald Trump. His every conflict of interest, his every bit of cronyism, his every move toward authoritarianism, his every subversion of our democratic systems and principles, his every radical departure from foreign and domestic policy norms.


In fact, in the part where it says steady flow of information, it also says:


CREW will be the leading nonpartisan ethics watchdog group in a period of crisis with a president and administration that present possible conflicts of interest and ethical problems on an unprecedented scale. CREW will demand ethical conduct from the administration and all parts of government, expose improper influence from powerful interests, and ensure accountability when the administration and others shirk ethical standards, rules, and laws.

* Trump will be afflicted by a steady flow of damaging information, new revelations, and an inability to avoid conflicts issues.

* The Trump administration will be forced to defend illegal conduct in court.

* Powerful industries and interest groups will see their influence wane.

* Dark money will be a political liability in key states.


And that powerful interest groups will lose influence and dark money will be a political liability. It says a lot of things and yes, it does say that on social media they will "legitimize Trump" as it does here:


Shareblue will take back social media for Democrats. We will delegitimize Donald Trump's presidency by emboldening the opposition and empowering the majority of Americans who oppose him. Shareblue will be the dynamic nucleus of a multi-platform media company that informs, engages, and arms Americans to fight.


Also in there:


Serial misinformers and right-wing propagandists inhabiting everything from social media to the highest levels of government will be exposed.


and:


Leverage our authority to encourage good journalism.


What it doesn't say anywhere is that they'll make things up if need be. That's a very far stretch based on what I'm reading. Do they sound a bit over the top? Yeah. Particularly right at the beginning when they state that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in the world. I don't think that's true. (but hey, maybe I'm wrong?)

But aside from an abundance of zeal, I have found nothing in here (granted, I didn't read every single word) that actually points to impropriety. And generally, from what I know of MM, they don't produce unique content. They don't break stories. They basically link videos of Hannity lying. (I'm half kidding)


It seems the are more concerned with smear tactics than arguing policies.


There are many people who think that Trump won every debate. Do you think that Donald Trump actually outlined detailed policy? No. He made random promises like that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced immediately. How many times did he claim to have a plan? He plan for this and a plan for that because he's own top advisor and as he once said, "I've said a lot of things." Did he even seemed to possess the knowledge for a nuanced debate on policy?

Let's get real here. This is an administration that accuses people of "cosmopolitan bias." Donald Trump's lack of ability to speak intelligently on matters of policy, let alone debate substantively about them, didn't stop people from voting for him over many people who could. He lies constantly, he's been lying constantly and his supporters don't hold him to task for it at all.

Sure, you might be paying attention but the average American wants to chant s#. Whether it's "lock her up" or "not my President!" I think some of the social media rhetoric *might* point to them smartening up. Their social media game was extremely weak and they have a lot of catching up to do. They're going to have to adapt to the changing circumstances. Anything less would be like trying to argue in this forum when all the opposition posters were posting under Mud Pit rules.

Other than that, it sounds like they are saying that they are going to do exactly what you said they should — act as a (very vigilant) watch dog.

I think that in the absence of anything all that juicy, you my friend are reaching.
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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I can't copy and paste but is says on the page 5 on the Section under crew that success would look like Trump being afflicted by a steady flow of damaging information and new revelations.

This is what success is to them.

Not seeing the country do well. No success is only if Trump is mired in scandals.

Now notice it doesn't say if trump does bad things, they will report. Nope, it says under this section that success is Trump in scandals.

So maybe their CREW subgroup has a different agenda than the rest.

Dp I think that this proves thaat they will make stuff up? Not at all.

But its telling that they don't view success as America doing well, they see it as the president failing.

You can criticize Trump all you want, but he has had a consistant message of wanting America to do great.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: Grambler


I can't copy and paste but is says on the page 5 on the Section under crew that success would look like Trump being afflicted by a steady flow of damaging information and new revelations.

This is what success is to them.


I excerpted that part above. (I typed it)


Not seeing the country do well. No success is only if Trump is mired in scandals.

Now notice it doesn't say if trump does bad things, they will report. Nope, it says under this section that success is Trump in scandals.


They're Democratic organizations. It's literally their sole purpose to get Democrats elected. Is the never ending fishing expedition that is Judicial Watch going to starting issuing FOIA requests to obtain documents to expose Trump's corruption? Doubtful.

How about "Media Equalizer?"

I'll bet that 100% of the content on Media Equalizer (which was created to compete against MM wasn't it?) is anti-liberal or anti-Republicans not bending a knee to Trump. I wonder if they stop to consider whether or not they're taking the moral high road when they're smearing a favorite target of the right like Lena Dunham?



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

I'm just calling it how I see it. Trump and his supporters are cult-like in their devotion, all of it being fueled by Hillary and Obama in my opinion.

But hey, feel free to ignore me if you want.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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The Media War against the Trump Victory is paid for by Rich People.

They made their money by turning Citizens into Consumers.

Politics was separated from Policy.

Socialist propaganda became Political Correctness.

Force fed by Useful Idiots and Intellectual Prostitutes.

They will go down screaming.



The Economy will decide the next election.

"America is booming under Trump and the White House doesn't matter to most Americans."

A practical analysis I heard on the radio recently.




posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Well I have never heard of them, so perhaps they arent as effective as MM.

But they sound like they suck too.

I know media on both sides do this, but reading this pamphlet made me want to comment on how blatant they are.

Judicial watch should issue FOIA against the Trump admin. They won't but they should.

And as you know, I am not one that won't read facts in a source just because I don't like them, so if someone posts a MM article, I will read it (I may question their motives, but facts are facts no matter where they come from).



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Grambler

I'm just calling it how I see it. Trump and his supporters are cult-like in their devotion, all of it being fueled by Hillary and Obama in my opinion.

But hey, feel free to ignore me if you want.


No need to ignore you. I just hoped that you would turn your "This is what the elites want" message to yourself when you are bashing Trump.

But if you don't mind being a hypocrite, thats fine by me.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Since these troll armies and shill minions are paid,
It is time for the shenanigans to end.

These organizations are just lobbyists by any other name.

They should be regulated the the FEC, and The NCSL.

Crew, Correct The Record, ShareBlue, all of them.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I remember a time when the left was going to calmly and politely hand over the reigns to the incoming administration.


“I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes,” he said. If Mr. Trump won, the president added, Mrs. Clinton would deliver a concession speech and he would escort Mr. Trump to the Capitol for the time-honored ritual of a peaceful transfer of power. “That’s what Americans do,” he said. “That’s why America is already great. One way of weakening America, making it less great, is if you start betraying those basic American traditions that have been bipartisan, and have helped hold together this democracy now for well over two centuries.”


www.nytimes.com...


ETA: but now everyone can see in plain sight what a two faced asshole Obama really is, and how corrupt and Un-American the left has become.


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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Look on page 3 - not hard ...

"Trump has the legal authority, but we have the moral authority and the moral responsibility to oppose him"

Come on this is ATS at least try to appear "interested" in some conversation, but you're not "throwing any punches" just happy to be "triggering"
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