September 12, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Over the last 10 days our pals in the media have set up a veritable smorgasbord for Trump deniers to feast upon.
Generally, important events in DC don’t simply happen, they are caused or created with specific intent. Over the years this writer has made the www.pipelinenews.org family aware of the incredible degree of cooperation and general collusion between purveyors of “news” [the outlets, say CNN or the Washington Post] and content creators themselves, the scribes.
We have, through contacts developed over nearly 20 years, managed to tap in on a few high level media conference calls - involving people [names] with whom news junkies would certainly be aware - and can bear witness to how this plays out…
First and most important is to establish a narrative [in journo-speak, the lede] regarding the item over which the WH will be pilloried for at least one 24 hours news cycle. The term narrative, as used here, is a small morality play constructed as to reflect poorly on Team Trump. This, once agreed upon, then begins to get fleshed out with a number of factoids supposedly proving the allegation.
What this process does is to maximize the yield of a media attack; in this way the majority of the legacy press will hit the ground running pushing weaponized journo that is nearly identical in content and key words or phrases across all platforms.
Consequently, the next voice you hear will be that of the Deep State and it will come at you so hard that it might be impossible to avoid its perfidious taint, despite your rational mind telling you to disregard the information as planted garbage.
Demonstrative of how this works all we need do is examine what, as heretofore referenced, has occurred over the last 10 days:
1. An unsourced alleged WH "insider" shitposts on Trump in a NYT OpEd that made the Old Gray Lady’s above the fold front page. The piece virtually dripped anti-Trump partisan hatred but contained none of the kind of information that would have given the allegations some level of believability. In fact it has become quite clear at this point that the piece was simply concocted according to the above noted formula.
2. Bob Woodward publishes his latest poison pen “tell all,” Fear: Trump in the White House.
3. Barackula the Kenyan stirring from the crypt in the depths of his 8,000 square foot mansion in DC’s tony [almost uniformly Caucasian] Kalorama district, delivers a mangled rebuke of a speech:
“Of course, there's always been another darker aspect to America's story….Sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change. More often it's manufactured by the powerful and the privileged who want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because that helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege. And you happen to be coming of age during one of those moments. It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear and anger that's rooted in our past…” [source, text Barack Obama address , USA Today]
A USA tag line appearing on the same page as the Obama speech text - “Veteran journalist Bob Woodward's book has Trump panicking. How do the comics know?”
Yes those intellectual comics who are incapable of reading, let alone writing cogent text.
The effects of this process are many and varied:
It obviously stokes revulsion of a duly elected and so-far wildly successful president; it serves to further subdivide American culture into ever smaller and more rebellious tribal units; it greatly amplifies a sense of societal intolerance and coarseness that can be channeled by clever practitioners of these black arts and finally, the sheer output by what are now interlocking platforms - hard copy newspapers, television, radio, digital information on PDAs and mobile phones, etc. - assault citizens with noxious ideas and plain untruths in a way that much resembles the type of “collateral damage” we see during warfare.
The process breeds in the political consciousness of a nation a degree of unfounded rage that is bleeding over into physical assaults on Republicans/Trumpists/conservatives, witness yesterday’s assault on Republican Congressional candidate Rudy Peters who was manning a booth at a street fair in Hayward, California.
Of course the media quickly moved in to render the matter insignificant, stating erroneously that the man “tried to pull a switchblade” knife on the candidate when in fact the man threatened the candidate several times then actually pulled the switchblade which failed to open. Local law enforcement, such as it is this being California, also minimized what could have been the murder of a political candidate, incredibly only charging the assailant with a single felony “making criminal threats” along with the misdemeanors, “exhibiting a deadly weapon and possessing a switchblade.”
Of note, the defenses against the charge of “making criminal threats” [California Penal Code 422] are often sufficient to render the matter moot, so Mr. Perp generally walks to ambush another day, though of course he will have to attend to that malfunctioning switchblade knife.
In concluding some may incorrectly try to dismiss the above upon the assertion that it all represents some unbelievably giant conspiracy between the Fourth Estate working with the DC Swamp People. The answer to that is simple, these people no longer even pretend to be even marginally objective..conspiracy has been reduced to normalcy, to process and we are far the worse because of it.
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