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originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
a reply to: PioneerFigureSkating
Dunno about a State Funeral. Some Mondale nostalgia...
March 11, 1984 Democratic debate: "Where's the beef?" (@1:15)
originally posted by: fiverx313
a reply to: crankyoldman
so anyone with a prior serious crime must have deserved being killed by the police in a totally unrelated moment?
not sure that really holds water, chief.
That Russia placed "bounties” on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was one of the most-discussed and consequential news stories of 2020. It was also, as it turns out, one of the most baseless — as the intelligence agencies who spread it through their media spokespeople now admit, largely because the tale has fulfilled and outlived its purpose.
What was missing from this media orgy of indignation and militaristic demands for retaliation was an iota of questioning of whether the story was, in fact, true. All they had was an anonymous leak from “intelligence officials” — which The New York Times on Thursday admitted came from the CIA — but that was all they needed. That is because the vast majority of the corporate sector of the press lives under one overarching rule:
When the CIA or related security state agencies tell American journalists to believe something, we obey unquestioningly, and as a result, whatever assertions are spread by these agencies, no matter how bereft of evidence or shielded by accountability-free anonymity, they instantly transform, in our government-worshipping worldview, into a proven fact — gospel — never to be questioned but only affirmed and then repeated and spread as far and wide as possible.
These people who call themselves “journalists” do not view pronouncements from the U.S. security state as something that prompts skepticism let alone requires evidence before believing. The officials who run those agencies are their friends, partners and colleagues — those they most revere — and their every utterance is treated as Gospel. If — after watching them behave this way the last five years without pause — you think that is an exaggeration, watch this short video compilation produced by The Daily Caller to see for yourself how they instantly converted this CIA "Russia bounty” leak into proven fact that nobody, least of all them, should question:
As usual, the media figure most loudly and dramatically enshrining the CIA leak about Russia as Proven Truth was the undisputed Queen of demented conspiracy theories, jingoistic rhetoric, and CIA propaganda: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Reality in Soviet news was 100 per cent binary, with all people either heroes or villains, and the villains all in league with one another (an SR was no better than a fascist or a “Right-Trotskyite Bandit,” a kind of proto-horseshoe theory). Other ideas were not represented, except to be attacked and deconstructed. Also, since anything good was all good, politicians were not described as people at all but paragons of limitless virtue — 95 per cent of most issues of Pravda or Izvestia were just names of party leaders surrounded by lists of applause-words, like “glittering,” “full-hearted,” “wise,” “mighty,” “courageous,” “in complete moral-political union with the people,” etc.
Some of the headlines in the U.S. press lately sound suspiciously like this kind of work:
But when all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population including on the left.
originally posted by: SuperStudChuck
a reply to: carewemust
I watched live when Biden’s election numbers jumped huge in Virginia late on election night. It was one of many states where Biden needed to cheat that are NOT being talked about.
We need to not be blaming citizens who did not actually vote for these people, but were cheated— either in primaries and general elections.
I am very certain Virginia is a solid red state, despite the official results of late.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
Now includes 580 graphic proofs from threads 30 to 35:
Q Posts graphic proofs
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
Before the Storm ends, I want to watch the (lightening) bolts of Biden, Harris, and other black hats trying to escape judgement... and probably leaving a brown sticky trail!
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: SuperStudChuck
New Hampshire is a Blue state, but Republicans there were ANGRY enough over the state election results to force a detailed audit.