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Forum Post: The gr8 (in his own mind) Pumpkin, the Criminal-n-Chief gives a speech from the Oval Office

Posted 2 months ago on Jan. 8, 2019, 9:40 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33673) from Coon Rapids, MN
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How many of the general public are gonna fall for "his" manufactured Emergency?

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (4060) 2 months ago

I encounter them on a daily basis - they represent the Fox News Base. Regular Folks who grew up believing they could trust the news because once upon a time fundamentals of journalism were Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How? - and we had a Fairness Doctrine which meant that regardless of Big Corporate advertisers paying for slots - just watch the commercials - the news had to represent different angles of every topic with equal airtime given. They believe the news. If it's on tv it is fact because they don't see it has all changed. They still believe chemicals are good for you too and that the FDA keeps them safe and trust products that are on the shelf are ok. They are in denial. It feels better to believe that because reality bites or they just haven't caught up to the times nor care to get re-educated/adapt.

If one asks WWWWH of every story on almost all news stations now - what you will most often find is they posit who, followed by a guess on why (maybe) and then opinions bandied about with pure speculation that doesn't amount to much of anything other than opinion issued by the News Director who dictates the day's stories and program based on what the advertisers green light or red light or even suggest. Which typically includes corporate propaganda that splits the public, and a story about a child with cancer that serves to induce guilt in viewers for wanting a better life and not appreciating what they have enough every single day. So forget about stagflation, forget about your lack of benefits and healthcare, retirement, or job security as employees are pressured into making the top five percent their greatest profits ever on our backs with the reward being a "RESTRUCTURE" with two weeks severance if they don't just fire you and everyone else they want to with no enforcement of our Trumpian Labor Laws. Deduct the top 5 percent from the economy and the majority of all of us aren't doing very good. It does not trickle down. The New Normal News recipe is Fear, Obfuscation, Guilt.

Then we all get to go back into an Apprentice Style job search and Stress Management labor market - which hasn't changed much from 2008 as far as the job sites look (firing people and hiring others in rotation probably doesn't actually mean we have good employment numbers but it does make it seem as though there is hiring going on despite not counting the people who gave up); in fact the rules seem to be even tighter demanding far more qualifications and credentials and expensive bank loaned education than ever.

Way to go WallStreet 5 percent Congrats on your Best Year Ever while Mainstreet Stagflated again and prepares for another Recession!!! Great Job screwing all the regular folks and worst part - getting them to do it themselves as they end up voting for the people who help you make it all possible to help yourselves!

So while these regular folks are watching they aren't aware that they are being manipulated in a carefully constructed way that actually is a form of brainwashing that pushes a new normal in an oh so subtle way. "What's wrong with a story about a child with cancer?" anyone would ask. I get plenty of facts (it appears) unless you ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and then realize no those things weren't even addressed let alone answered. Then you pay attention to the ads who pay or the program, then you count the number of divisive story lines that get America distracted on fighting for scraps.

Not to mention the outright lies.

SO yes this is a huge problem in our society as long as we continue to have Manufactured News we will have Manufactured Consent. News flash Most of the news stations are owned by the same WS shareholders. Fox,CNN,and the rest all have one giant corporate agenda.