Nothing Is On The Level

Reading this long column by James Pinkerton the other day got me thinking about how strange things seem today, compared to not so long ago. Pinkerton used to be on TV a lot when I bothered watching cable news. He would be the libertarian, as well as contrarian, guy on the panel of a current affairs show. That was the standard model for current events programming. They would rustle up some columnists and have them talk about issues presented by a moderator. Maybe they would add some shouting to punch it up a bit.

That seems like a long time ago for the simple reason it seems so quaint and innocent. When a guy like Cal Thomas or Bob Novak moved to TV, they brought with them a long history of opinion writing. You knew where they were coming from most of the time. They still wrote columns for newspapers and they had seen a lot of politicians come and go, thus giving their opinions a salty flavor. Even the lefty chat show guys were old newspaper men, who had seen and heard it all.

The point being is that even though the news was biased and the balance on the chat shows tilted to the Left, you knew where everyone stood. Bill Press, for example, was crazy as an outhouse rat, but his opinions were his own. When he got into a heated argument with his conservative co-host, you knew it was a bit of an act, but it was also a fight they had had a thousand times over beers at their favorite DC watering hole. The point here is the news has always been biased, but it was on the level, for the most part.

This election has made clear that the mass media is anything but on the level. It’s not just biased, it is manufactured bullshit cooked up by schemers in league with members of the ruling class. The Michelle Fields hoax is a great example. Fields, according to her bio, has never actually worked as a reporter. She popped out of college a few years ago, wiggled her ass at the right guy and got cast as a “journalist” on-line and on TV. She’s too young to have opinions worth having so she may as well be an actress, hired to play a role.

That’s pretty much what she is, as she is willing to have whatever opinion you will pay her to have, even if it is the opposite of what she said yesterday. Fields is by no means an oddity. The Wikieaks dump revealed that Louise Mensche has been secretly working for Hillary Clinton. Mensch has been passing herself off as a conservative and crusader against political correctness. It turns out that it was all an act. As the linked new piece notes, immediately after the truth was made public, she was on Twitter playing a new role.

It’s not just the TV tarts pulling this stuff. CNBC has a guy they kit out as the avuncular professor names John Harwood. It turns out he was in cahoots with the Clinton camp to rig the news in their favor. Hilariously, CNN was giving Clinton the debate questions in advance so she could not just prepare for them, but prepare how to act surprised by the question. That’s so typical of how the Clintons operate. Somewhere, in Hillary’s things, is the fourth nail intended for the Crucifixion.

Of course, none of this is being covered by the main news outlets. As I write this, the New York Times has a couple of stories about a rumor about the rumors of rumors of Trump being rude to a woman on their front page. Nothing about the Wikileaks stuff. The Post has the same made up story about Trump and a story about how vexed the Clinton camp is over their e-mails being released.The official newspaper of the Imperial Capital cannot be bothered to cover the biggest scandal since Watergate. It’s as if it never happened.

This is just another aspect of the tsunami of bullshit that is the major media today. It’s not that they color the news or that they make up stories. The actors posing as a journalists on TV can be written off as grifters working the system so they can land lucrative TV gigs. There’s no excusing what appears to be an organized and coordinated attempt by major media to suppress the news. If you want to know about Wikileaks, you have to go to the alternative media or read through the database of released documents on your own.

It is one thing when the news is slanted. People adjust to the bias. We are in a strange age in that the mass media is entirely made up. None of of it is on the level. It’s layers and layers of manufactured stories, crowding out real news, to the point where it is impossible to take any of it at face value. You can’t even be sure the people in the stories are real. The Clinton campaign is planting child actors in crowds, posing as adorable local kids, to ask questions. Our public life is now less authentic than professional wrestling.

Is this the result of the breakdown of pubic trust? Are we just seeing the logical result of a ruling class that no longer has any trust in the people whom it rules? Maybe this is just the natural end of a mass media age. No one knows, as this is the first time one has existed. Maybe in the fullness of time, we’ll know that mass media cultures always decay into a liar’s ball, where nothing is on the level, nothing is what appears to be and the only thing you can know is no one can be believed. Perhaps this is what Hell is like.

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MSO
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The only surprise about the Tet Offensive in late January 1968 was how the politicos in North Viet Nam had set up the Viet Cong in the south for their complete and utter destruction by US forces. According to the media ‘back in world’, the US forces had been completely surprised and had suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of enemy forces. Nonsense, we fully expected the attacks and handily destroyed almost 100% of the Viet Cong and its infrastructure in the south. Walter Cronkite, ‘the most trusted man in America” counseled us on CBS News that” “…it is… Read more »
LetsPlay
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Even back then you were a deplorable. Kerry “I fought in Vietnam,” well, he was Brahmin.

I guess no one ever asked if he was a neutral “observer” to all these atrocities. Was he a war correspondent? All he did was observe but he didn’t report until much later and of course it had to be in front of Congress. But he did report the splinters in his ass to qualify for some medals. As an officer, wouldn’t that be “dereliction of duty” to observe all those things and not do anything about them? /sarc

R Daneel
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Nice and Yes. This. Let’s be clear, Kerry “testified” on the street in from of the building that holds Congress. He did not sit in a Congressional hearing. The tapes still exist.

And yes, as an officer he was obliged to report all that he has “seen” at the time he saw it. Otherwise it was dereliction of duty.

So, Kerry at the jump is either a liar or a traitor.

Doug
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We have today in 2016 the chance to burn the fucker down to the ground and salt the earth. That chance is called Donald Trump and that is why the media is in hyperdrive spinning out one whopper of lies after another. I guarantee you one thing: the MSM will trot out one bogus lie after another every single fucking day between now and the election. Why hell, you could even have a fucking video of Obama swinging his boner in front of women and the MSM reaction is a retarded blank stare. BURN THE DISTRICT OF CORRUPTION TO THE… Read more »
Doug
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From one Doug to another, you probably would appreciate what this guy has to say along those lines in this worthy screed, it’s a dandy:

https://outlandersystemsblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/fuck-you/

Member

Great link! Thanks! Kind of sums it all up, doesn’t it?

Doug
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Oh ya it sums it up, you put it into high context brother. Hey, Mike is a real gentleman, been around quite awhile contributed many good things to other people blogs. Always a careful observation-ist. He isn’t one to resort to hyperbole or permit his passion to fly free. For Mike to write that, I’d guess he is pretty pissed off and has every right to be. He ain’t alone.

Member

What a magnificent rant! Wonderful, and NOT TO BE MISSED!

UKer
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My experience of journalists first hand was, when I worked with them, that they really didn’t know a great deal. They were passably good at stringing words together (though the unsung sub-editors still has work to do on what the lower hacks churned out) and at least one editor I knew thought that international news was more important than local news. I can recall one edition of our main paper where the US ‘invasion’ of Grenada would have been the front-page headline (though absolutely f*ck all to do with where I lived and worked in the UK) if another more… Read more »
White hat
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Seriously are you reading Barnhardt or just channelling her?

Doug
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Seriously are you a one of Lenin’s useful dupes or just channeling your cognitive dissonance?

White hat
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Kayfabe

Christopher S. Johns
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Seriously, are you already one of the $9.25 an hour manlets trolling for Her, or just auditioning?

White hat
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Don’t be absurd the bobblehead would finish us all, she has made that crystal clear.

Whitehat
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Oh and bobble head said during the debate that her great plan for dealing with ISIS is to arm the Kurds. This ia another of her world’s worst ideas.

LetsPlay
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Pinkerton’s essay is pretty damn good. As is yours. When you ask “Are we just seeing the logical result of a ruling class that no longer has any trust in the people whom it rules?,” I would amend that to read “respect” instead of “trust.” They have absolutely no respect and it is because they no the Administrative State will cover their ass while they do their dirty deeds, and the MSM will tell us all is well. Never mind. Move along. So, my friends, until the revolution and we get some of these MOFO’s swinging from the rafters, BOHICA!… Read more »
Doug
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LP, it is the law of the lowest common denominator which is the dynamic that is in serious trouble, that is the structure of how power works presently in the political class. Look at the Clinton crime syndicate. Their way of crime is their power, it is rampant, it is politics almost as low as it gets. Toot toot! All aboard! Next stop Banana Republic. I believe as I think you intrinsically understand what will bring the ruling class down, is a preference cascade of withdrawal of consent? Trust and consent are inextricably linked in this. The bastards still need… Read more »
meema
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Of late I am struggling to keep from drowning in frustration. I’m solution oriented so I am driven to problem solve. I’ve seen the outcome – we are deep into the Matrix, where everything is an illusion, but recognizing this is not enough for me. I’ve typed 100,000 words desperate to find the way out by ferreting under and defining the cause. Having worked in the photography end of advertising, I can see clearly the beginning of the slow-bake that has conditioned us over time to this point where we now expect to be lied to. On all levels, from… Read more »
Member

I don’t think the world prefers the lie. They have been lied to so much that they distrust even those who tell them the truth and when the truth is staring them in the face they can’t see it.

LetsPlay
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Many can’t see the truth and others be they skeptics or cynics (a matter of degree?) have a healthy caution about believing their lying eyes and ears. Meema, I pray for you if you are facing a personal battle with a lying psychopath. The rest of the world, well, has just devolved into a cesspool that I liken to the Wild West days. But in those days where the law was scant, and men carried, it was a deadly thing to insult, cheat or rob another. Civilized society has become so “civilized” that the tables are turned 180 and everything… Read more »
meema
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Thank you, dear, I appreciate that. I am indeed fighting a psychopath. The frustration comes from seeing others, who have been greatly harmed by the lies, refuse to speak up. They will tell their stories, rant and rave and wave their arms but, push come to shove, their willingness to stop this person from harming others fizzles into incomplete sentences. Frankly, I see this personal experience as a analogy to what is going on world-wide in real time. It is a tribulation but that doesn’t mean I am not being blessed in the process. It’s all a matter of perspective.… Read more »
notsothoreau
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Sociopaths are charming. That’s why people believe them. I spent some time reading shrink4men.com. The psychiatrist deals with men that are dealing with sociopathic women, but I think the advice is good for both sexes. Wish you luck because it’s a terrible thing to deal with.

meema
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Speaking only from personal experience here – I have witnessed over and over, supposedly bright, intelligent, experienced people (psychologists/attorneys) believe the lie. Perhaps it is simply that our lie detectors are miscalibrated, but I have seen it too many times that choosing the lie is simply more expedient, in the short term, and so the choice is voluntary. I don’t see all that much distrust, other than small pockets of discerning folks – like those who read this blog. To trust or not to trust depends directly on the common sense quotient. Call me a cynic, if you will, but… Read more »
alzaebo
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People will spend 10 times more energy defending monsters, instead of trying to figure out what really happened. That instinctive reaction is what is so frustrating.

Dutch
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The genius is making as many people as possible vested in the lie. They have captured about the maximum that they can do though the carrot (job security, generous benefits, EBT and welfare), and are now ready to wield the stick to the “deplorables” who refuse to submit.

alzaebo
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Yes, overwhelmed by competing claims til they turn off all the noise. Not stupid, but lied to.

Member
I share your feelings of being in some kind of hellish Twilight Zone when it is literally impossible to believe anything being presented in the media as anything other than spin or outright lies of commission or omission. The even more dispiriting thing about this year is learning that so many outlets on the “right” are stuffed full of liars as well. The thing that really tore it for me this year happened when the primaries were still taking place. My wife is fairly apolitical and she wanted to turn on the news one Saturday just to get an idea… Read more »
Member

That isn’t “the right” that is lying to you. They are all the same grab bag of whores like Michelle Fields.

Member

Totally agree. The scare quotes are essential.

Dutch
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I believe people are starting to understand that Fox is not an arm of the Right, as Limbaugh is, to cite an example. Fox merely saw a wide underserved set of viewers that were willing to tune in, and they cashed in. This election cycle revealed their true colors. Fox is as much an arm of the MSM as are CNN and MSNBC. Trump represents as much of a threat to their cozy media empire as he does to all the others.

Rick Allen
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“As I write this, the New York Times has a couple of stories about a rumor about the rumors of rumors of Trump being rude to a woman on their front page. Nothing about the Wikileaks stuff.” Look, I often disagree with the NY Times editorial policy, but by my count there have been at least 30 articles on Wikileaks in just the last week. You can read them on-line. Some have questioned their accuracy, and some have faulted Trump for uncritically using them, but the most damaging ones have been reported, and many a story has begun with something… Read more »
Member

Do you think blaming the messenger is OK when you know that the messenger is lying? Or that hating people who carry water for the liars is justifiable, and that disposing of them whenever the chance arises in order to save the republic is worthy of praise?

Member
It has always been this way. The difference is that there is absolutely no balance remaining whatsoever in the legacy media. Since Rhodesia was brought up yesterday I’ll continue on it. Around the time UDI was declared there were some protests in Salisbury by some blacks. By the time the British press got down to cover it everything had calmed down; it was business as usual. Literally. At lunch time the African store workers and clerks would go into whatever nearby park and eat a bag lunch and take a nap. The British–no, English, not classy enough to call British–“journalists”… Read more »
thor47
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Good comparison with professional wrestling, zman. In the late 50s, the 60s , and the early 70s, professional wrestling was highly entertaining. Well choreographed, smoothly performed by talented, athletic showman. Now wrestling is so badly done it is a wonder it still exists. Moves telegraphed days ahead and so poorly executed my 4 year old grandson can see they are fake. Performers actually turning to see where the camera is, and you can see it done. Empty headed screaming, women with big artificial chests. Now days why would anyone listen to Clinton when it is so obvious she is a… Read more »
Chiron
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There is nothing surprising about the Mensch reveal, this is something I figured out 15 years ago during the Bush II years, the “Right” media is basically Liberals who are pro-War Zionists, the Clinton family are personal friends of the Bush family since the Iran-Contra shenanigans. our (((Elite))) wanted Hillary in 2008 was the perfect successor for Dubya in 2008 but they had something better with the Magic Mulatto.

LetsPlay
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I have to tell you it made me sick to my stomach to see ‘W’ palling around with BJ at all the Charity Fundraising events and doing photo ops with him. Just sickening. Such good friends! It’s all just a big game to them.

Doug
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There is no basic difference worth a bucket of warm spit between the cultural marxist light of the cucks and the left. What is also disgusting is us dirt people been played for suckers far longer than most of us knew, and are discovering the rancid extent of the arrogance of the political class much to our cold anger, because now they aren’t even trying to hide what we think doesn’t matter, that dirt peoples lives don’t matter. They told us the truth when the erection prince called us the bitter clingers, and the barren vagina called us a basket… Read more »
notsothoreau
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Yesterday, I explained to my husband the theory that GHW Bush was chosen to be Reagan’s VP, with the idea he would step in if Reagan were assassinated. And I told him about the Bushes actually being friends with the Hinckleys. It does not follow that Bush tried to assassinate Reagan (husband thought he’d have done a better job of it.) It does indicate that there’s a lot of things that don’t get covered. John Nolte tweeted the other day that it was a strange world, where you consider Infowars to be more reliable than the NYT. I think it’s… Read more »
Yankee Girl
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The moist hands of B41 were all over the instant grounding of the Cruz campaign, too. if you can still find it, check out those photos of Cruz’s father in the NE (online is clearer). The man supposedly i.d. as Raphael is not him IMO, but the fellow in the plaid shirt in profile against the white building is sure a dead ringer. Same posture and wavy hair. Ted could indignantly assert that that was not his father (circled in red by the Enquirer) in the picture, but risked having people examine the WHOLE picture, and so he folded. Immediately.… Read more »
Doug
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Lot of comintern moles and red diaper babies running around if you give it a good think. Something never added up with McCain. At times he sure behaves and does things like he is a Manchurian Candidate. Kane, HRC’s VP pick, the guy is a whose who of South American bag man for HRC and her red diaper baby associations and the marxist shit stirring done down there in a couple of country’s that she and obama wanted to keep from becoming constitutional republics. Take obama for an example, now there is a born in the wool red diaper progeny.… Read more »
Yankee Girl
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Agree, Doug. I went to school in the 50s-60s w/ these clowns who proudly wore their red diapers on the outside of their clothing. McCain was a shitty pilot and got into the Academy b/c father and grandfather were Navy bigwigs. My husband was in the Navy during the late 60s and had stories of how McCain crashed his plane into another ship. This was before he was shot down! I did feel sorry for his parents who were at Pearl Harbor during this time, his dad as CINCPAC. When John was released from NVN prison he quickly dumped his… Read more »
Doug
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There has always been something not right with the guy. Look at his voting record through his career, the guy is a sneaky treasonous corruptocrat, what was that little snafu he was involved in, the something 5 was it. And the operatives controlling him and his “presidential” run in 08. They were literally political handlers, who where directly responsible for the smear and slander campaign and undermining Governor Palin.

Yankee Girl
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Keating Five. Arizona S & L went bust. Senators were petitioning regulators. I think even OH Sen John Glenn was involved. Keating was a big wig in AZ, wanted to borrow $ for construction. The Senators were attempting to render a constituent service.

Doug
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Yes that, rendering unselfish service to their constituency, aka as bagged in a racketeering skim operation red handed and walked.

alzaebo
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Didn’t the huge MIC debt run-up follow that little incident?

Doug
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If they had a picture of a war mongering for profit crook, next to neocon in the dictionary, McCains face would be in it.
How many men have died, how much treasure has been strip mined from our great country, because of these scalawags?

Member
The old-line journalists you speak of all came up from being reporters. Working the city desk is where you learn what police, politicians, and everybody else is like. You develop a good BS detector because if you get the story wrong your editor will chew you out. Since the Watergate days of the early 70’s we have young skulls full of mush going to so-called J-schools to get a diploma and then go to TV or some other media in NYC of DC to help “make a difference” which just means make the world over. Reporting a story and being… Read more »
Severian
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What’s that the Russians used to say? “There’s no truth (pravda) in the news (izvestia); there’s no news in the truth”? Except that the samizdat is electronic now, we’re in a Soviet media culture. The American elite is betting this can be done without an actual gulag to send dissidents to. It’s one hell of a gamble if you think about it — this, in the most heavily armed nation in the world! Either they’re way dumber than we think they are — and they’re at near-cabbage level already — or the rabbit hole goes a lot deeper than we… Read more »
Tdurden
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I refuse to use the legacy names of those two fish wraps. Instead I call them what they really are…The blogs of Jeff Bezos and Carlos Slim. They’re little more than print versions of that web site that Michael Huffington’s ex wife sold to Yahoo.

Member

It started with Watergate. Woodward and Bernstein took down the evil ogre Nixon. Since then everyone in the msm wants to be them, to be worshipped and idolized as they are to this day. If it means selling your soul, to them that’s a no brainer, easily worth being on TV and getting invited to all the right parties. They probably all went for the Standard Introductory Package: http://www.necronomi.com/projects/666/

John the River
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Heinlein saw this a long time ago. In the wonderful subtext of many of his stories (especially ‘Stranger’) he pointed out the need to have professional standards and watchdogs on the press and media.
What would a ‘Fair Witness’ make of this election?

coyote
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Scamming the worker bees for free shekels goes back a lot further than RAH.

Doug
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Heinlein also had insightful advice how dirt people effectively fight a tyrannical class of oligarchs who have gone too far.

John the River
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Unfortunately, the American population that he had in mind was the pre-TV, home schooled or little one room schoolhouse, self-reliant ‘Greatest Generation’. Not the selfie fixated, trigger warnings, gluten free jerk-offs that have seen ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ five times.
Fighting should be the last resort, fixing the schools and the media monopoly should be the first.

Doug
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Think about what you said there for a second John, if your assumptions are correct, how then can you fix things peacefully either? That requires resolve, focus, determination, and a belief system of something better than what is happening to us. There are people who exist with those virtues. Regardless, your resistance is futile mindset has an uncanny similarity of the product of the very thing you accuse everyone of being. Instead of pointing out the detractions, you might get more traction pointing out the positive character of millions of your fellow American’s who face the truth both methods will… Read more »
Marina
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I think the weirdest thing about trying to talk politics with my early boomer father is the level of trust he places in institutions. Of COURSE the NYT is credible. I mean they might LEAN left, but they’re still going to fulfill their basic duty to provide good faith reporting. Most millennials, even left wing ones are inherently cynical. He’s not. It’s very difficult to get him to consider anything that doesn’t come through one of his approved outlets, which in an era of media blackouts, really limits discussion. (Why am I talking politics with my Yankee Democrat father in… Read more »
notsothoreau
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You might try reminding him how much we mistrusted the media and elites in the 60s and 70s. We knew they lied to us then. Why would he think they suddenly stopped lying? We know they lied about the Tet offensive. They’ve been lying ever since.

Distrust authority!

Marina
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The sixties revolt was overplayed. Remember, the most popular haircut in the sixties was the crew cut. My father was not the distrust authority kind of boomer. He was the get married young and work in advertising kind. Sigh. If he were part of the hippie counterculture it might be easier since at least they come from a position of mild rebellion.

Yankee Girl
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Yankee Girl’s Election Law #1A — Do not discuss politics with anyone face to face unless you are certain that you approve of how they will vote. I have found that arguments just motivate the individual to actually go vote. Bad idea. (apologies for split infinitive)

Nori
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Three,maybe four yrs ago,I saw an exchange between Michelle Malkin and Juan Williams,where he referred to her as “Just a blogger”. I believe they were discussing the IRS scandal,which -real journalists- determined was a big nothingburger. Au contraire. Time and events have proven blogs are where the truth lives. What has surprised me the most about this administration is that they did not take more overt action to shut down sites such as this,aside from the Army of Trolls and DDOS attacks. I guess allowing IP control to go into the ether was another part of Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge” plan.

Doug
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Too late for them to stop the message. Once a ground swell of people whom have had enough begins to become a plurality, it is motive power and audacity that is unstoppable. Those with the passion of freedom find alternatives. That kind of resistance to tyranny is open source, very difficult to repress, never mind eradicate. Countless people in history with courage and fortitude have risked everything to spread the message, in fact in spite of the risks. History is replete with defiance to a political class who have attempted to quell freedom of expression of dirt people and existentially… Read more »
SgtBob
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Each day, there are four news stories — Trump said/did something mean against women/immigrants/minorities; a cop somewhere shot a minority person or was shot by a minority person; Mrs. Clinton said something extraordinarily perceptive; climate change caused something bad to happen. Now and then a foreign event will sneak in, but only if the event can be linked to one of the basic four.

meema
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In the Matrix everything is scripted.

Doug
Guest

TV media is called “programming” for a reason.
What is required is to discern between the narrative and crisis as a means, and why it is there are these shiny objects presented to distract from the essential truths and how those truths matter.
That is how you win.

Samuel Adams
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I fear we’ve crossed the event horizon with regards to societal trust. Hillary may squeeze it out, but the public can’t unsee what the media (or the Clintons and their cling-ons) has done. A prudent person would carefully consider what comes next. And prepare for it.

Doug
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Never going to be within our timeline a vast majority of people who for what reasons they hold to, who look outside the narratives and brainwashing. Even in the run up, and during the American revolution there never was at any time much more than a tiny percentage of people on the side of the Patriots. But it doesn’t require a vast majority either to see the facts and reason out effective change. All it requires is a tireless minority. Case in point, you yourself are a perceptive and insightful commentor. You or I are not alone in speaking out… Read more »
Samuel Adams
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Thanks for the thoughtful comment. Funny thing about technology (and I spend most of my professional life immersed in it) is that what brings speed and efficiency also tends to reduce resilience. In politics that can be the worst of both worlds. People complain the Senate gets nothing done, but it was intended to be a firebreak against popular furors translating into legislation. Now communications technology allows much vaster number of people to plan, coordinate and execute on a scale never before seen. And “counter” technology allows these squirming things to see the light of day (Wikileaks). There is the… Read more »
notsothoreau
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We are seeing something even more interesting, I think. it’s the crowd sourcing of news. You have people pouring through pictures of the crowds before the Boston bombing. You have Cernovich with a phone and Periscope covering the Bernie protests outside of the Democratic convention. the Reddit /r/TheDonald has been going through all of the Wikileaks emails. They write a summary to each email, complete with the link to the actual email in the database. Someone going through the emails at 4-chan found Podestra’s password to his icloud account. He’d never changed it, so they hacked in and downloaded his… Read more »
Dutch
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This sort of thing she will not allow in the near future. Today is probably the golden age of the free availability of incriminating Cloud People information. Think of it as the digital version of the discovery and early implementation of RADAR in the physical world, where the RADAR operators knew a lot about the position and movement of their targets, and the targets had little understanding of how closely they were being tracked.

Doug
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Thoreau, they better hurry up with giving the control of the web to the UN scum, if they want to inhibit the free exchange of information on a level they enjoyed pre internet, looks like things are going to get pretty sporty. HRC’s non existent private State Department Emails just surfaced. All 22,000 “bleached & sanitized” emails. Complete with unbleachable screen shot of who has them and when the release is planned: Anonymous: All 33K deleted emails will be released Nov 1: Will be complete undoing of Democratic Party http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2016/10/anonymous-all-33k-deleted-emails-will.html Some call that crowd sourcing the great awakening, some call… Read more »
Dutch
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I doubt the e-mails will undo the Democrat Party. They simply confirm what we already know or suspect, so there is no new movement in how things are. It has “undoing” power only to the extent that those with their fingers in their ears shouting “la-la-la-la-la” will pull their fingers out and pay attention. Not going to happen. The reason that the Left’s attack on Trump appears to be working is that there is nothing really new there either (he is the person everyone expects him to be), but the new, more creepy “frame” of his behavior is getting some… Read more »
Doug
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Dutch what kind of thinking is that I ask you? This isn’t about Trump, it is about the truth of how despised we the people are, how these sonofabitches believe we are serfs and slaves here to serve them or be exterminated like insects if we have the gall to not worship their almighty arrogance.

Are you a slave and don’t realize it?

Yankee Girl
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I haven’t seen a photo of John Podesta in years. Looking at him — yikes — does he have AIDS? He’s got that bad greyish pallor and is so thin, Sort of reminds me of Steve Jobs. No one’s that thin these days unless they’re dying of something. No wonder he’s meaner than a snake! The Podesta Group is a huge DC lobbying affair; also consulting on how to best your opponents for a fat fee. Lots of inside baseball nuggets when you look at their website. I think all these people hate Trump b/c he actually builds things that… Read more »
Doug
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It isn’t human, it is a portrait of a political reptile in that photo.

meema
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You know, apparently I’ve slipped over to the dark side, but I find no reason to condemn the hack. This is war. All’s fair. No war was ever won without covert gathering of vital intel. I don’t like what war requires, that honor and integrity must be redefined or temporarily set aside. But when the enemy is a force that has never had honor or integrity, then the fight for values to be restored usually means using the enemy’s tactics against them. War is not just hell, it’s always the revealing of everything that hell represents. War is evil but… Read more »
james wilson
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A sustainable republic restrains democracy by limiting suffrage. Unlimited suffrage requires that the most important task of a ruling party is in educating the mob to value it’s rulers properly. Democratic rulers therefore have a higher propaganda bar to meet than Stalinist oligarchs and for a time they meet it. Eventually their unrestrained cleverness and lack of actual real feedback makes them quite as stupid as the masses of people that they have formed and so despise.

Nori
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Jonathon Gruber,Ben Rhodes,Susan Rice,Valarie Jarrett,all are poster children for what you said,James. Regarding universal suffrage,well,it’s given us the witchs’ cauldron we’re drowning in,but what’s the solution? Any attempt at disenfranchisement will be met with a shitstorm from the harpy brigades.

Doug
Guest

Please excuse my french, but the solution starts with: “Because Fuck You Thats Why”
And the sooner it does the sooner we reclaim our country from the ruling party out to destroy us.

Doug
Guest
Hear Hear! Well said James. Indeed, Lenin’s useful idiots. Or in our time, cultural marxist cannon fodder. I’d term it more along the lines of unrestrained treason and cunning. There was a great elder gentleman who passed this year, had a fine little blog he devoted to salient witty observations of life, he said something that really made a lot of sense: “You know why the left will ultimately lose? Because their war is against human nature. Humans are tribal beings; they need a sense of identity, of belonging. The leftist agenda is so anti-human, it cannot survive without a… Read more »
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Anon
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Nothing new about the media making stuff up out of whole cloth. A reporter for our local paper did it with a story involving my Dad in 1955. It was a feel good human interest story. But it was bucksnort. No surprise that they are still doing it.

jocon307
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This is probably the best piece I’ve read in and on 2016, thanks for writing it and for making it so easy to share on FB

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