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Trumps 7 Techniques to Control the Media

Bennett91
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11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...
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11/29/2016 2:11:54 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

given their bias, spin and untruths I don't see a problem with this in general, the media is a bastardization of what it use to be, it's no longer news but entertainment. News use to be boring because it lacked the hype and over exaggeration of what people call news today. They did it to themselves and now are reaping what they have sewn. Maybe this will force them to just report the facts and move towards a more impartial stance, though i doubt it. Remember some believe the Enquirer is real news.
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11/29/2016 2:20:39 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Well this is the man who hounded some journalist just because they said he had tiny hands...so when it comes to the press, I imagine he'll be pretty authoritarian.
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11/29/2016 2:56:53 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...
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11/30/2016 1:59:09 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Perhaps he wouldn't need to do this if every last d*mn journalist wasn't a far-left hack.
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11/30/2016 5:10:55 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
We don't actually have a free press now. If you write something about a liberal myth that shows people it can't be true, the editor won't let it be printed.
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11/30/2016 8:52:07 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

Why do you care that the National Enquirer is getting squelched? There will be other forms of entertainment.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
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12/1/2016 12:37:20 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 11/30/2016 8:52:07 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

Why do you care that the National Enquirer is getting squelched? There will be other forms of entertainment.

The news is important. If Trump can attack the media and convince everyone that only himself, Fox News and Breitbart are the only sources to be trusted and everything else is"luggenpressa" then this country is in much danger.
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When the Fascist and the Communist argue over which ideology is better they're really just arguing over preferred styles of bureaucracy before getting sent to a death camp.
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12/1/2016 12:39:57 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 11/30/2016 1:59:09 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Perhaps he wouldn't need to do this if every last d*mn journalist wasn't a far-left hack.

lol you do realize Fox News exists right? There is actually plenty of right wing media, Breitbart, the National Review etc. The narrative of the "lame stream media" is a right wing joke designed to make people, especially elderly fox news viewers, think they are dependent on them as the only source of truth despite Fox News being a part of the MSM.
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When the Fascist and the Communist argue over which ideology is better they're really just arguing over preferred styles of bureaucracy before getting sent to a death camp.
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12/1/2016 1:13:59 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/1/2016 12:37:20 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 11/30/2016 8:52:07 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

Why do you care that the National Enquirer is getting squelched? There will be other forms of entertainment.

The news is important.

Why is fake news important?
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
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12/1/2016 1:31:38 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/1/2016 12:39:57 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 11/30/2016 1:59:09 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Perhaps he wouldn't need to do this if every last d*mn journalist wasn't a far-left hack.

lol you do realize Fox News exists right? There is actually plenty of right wing media, Breitbart, the National Review etc. The narrative of the "lame stream media" is a right wing joke designed to make people, especially elderly fox news viewers, think they are dependent on them as the only source of truth despite Fox News being a part of the MSM.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
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12/1/2016 1:32:25 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/1/2016 1:13:59 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 12/1/2016 12:37:20 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 11/30/2016 8:52:07 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

Why do you care that the National Enquirer is getting squelched? There will be other forms of entertainment.

The news is important.

Why is fake news important?

Exactly. If you can't tell the difference between fake and real news you resign yourself to ignorance and what ever demagogue you believe in the most for your source of truthiness.
David Hildebrand - The Progressive Alternative to Dianne Feinstein! http://www.davidforcalifornia.com...

When the Fascist and the Communist argue over which ideology is better they're really just arguing over preferred styles of bureaucracy before getting sent to a death camp.
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12/1/2016 1:36:26 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/1/2016 1:32:25 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 12/1/2016 1:13:59 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 12/1/2016 12:37:20 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 11/30/2016 8:52:07 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 11/29/2016 9:26:13 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
By Robert Reich

"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. ... Historically, these seven techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press. Even before he"s sworn in, Trump seems intent on doing exactly this."

1. Berate the media.
2. Blacklist critical media.
3. Turn the public against the media.
4. Condemn satirical or critical comments.
5. Threaten the media directly.
6. Limit media access.
7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.

http://robertreich.org...

Why do you care that the National Enquirer is getting squelched? There will be other forms of entertainment.

The news is important.

Why is fake news important?

Exactly. If you can't tell the difference between fake and real news you resign yourself to ignorance and what ever demagogue you believe in the most for your source of truthiness.

lol, the days of having an old man sit across a desk and tell you how it is are over. Deal with it.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
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12/1/2016 1:37:26 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/1/2016 1:32:25 AM, Bennett91 wrote:

Why is fake news important?

Exactly. If you can't tell the difference between fake and real news you resign yourself to ignorance and what ever demagogue you believe in the most for your source of truthiness.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
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1/17/2017 4:41:40 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/29/2016 8:45:27 PM, xus00HAY wrote:
Your team lost, get over it
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.