DISCUSSION FORUMS
MAIN MENU
Home
Help
Advanced Search
Recent Posts
Site Statistics
Who's Online
Forum Rules
Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
Community
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
Read
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
Graphics
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

ChristiansUnite
Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 10, 2020, 03:54:12 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
282852 Posts in 27483 Topics by 3790 Members
Latest Member: Goodwin
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ChristiansUnite Forums
|-+  ChristiansUnite and Announcements
| |-+  ChristiansUnite and Announcements (Moderator: admin)
| | |-+  The Patriot Post - Alexander's Column 1-9-2019
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: The Patriot Post - Alexander's Column 1-9-2019  (Read 189 times)
nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 64256


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:22:07 PM »

________________________________
The Patriot Post - Alexander's Column 1-9-2019
From The Federalist Patriot
Free Email Subscription
_______________________________


The Patriot Post® · Pelosi's MSM 'Wrap-Up Smear' Collusion Against Trump

By Mark Alexander · Jan. 9, 2019 · https://patriotpost.us/alexander/60446-pelosis-msm-wrap-up-smear-collusion-against-trump

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” —Fisher Ames (1788)
Just before the November midterm election, in which the Trump administration’s extraordinary record of achievement1 couldn’t prevail over the Democrats’ “Hate Trump2” campaign, the Democrat Party and its Leftmedia propagandists3 repeatedly denounced Donald Trump4 for suggesting that the most blatantly biased elements of the mainstream media were the “enemy of the people5.”

According to Trump, in his brash rhetorical style: “There is great anger in our country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”

When Trump says “fake news” is the “enemy of the people,” he clearly means the enemy of Liberty6, which has sustained our Republic — and, ironically, freedom of the press — since our nation’s inception.

A case in point would be the Leftmedia’s response to his remarks7 this week regarding the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border8. Many of the Demo public-relations outlets debated whether they would even broadcast9 Trump’s first Oval Office speech.

Trump first referred to the mainstream media’s insidious and fallacious reporting a week after his inauguration in January of 2017, when he opined, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

But Leftmedia protagonists and their ideological conscripts have no idea what Trump — and grassroots Americans10 living outside the Beltway — mean when they assert that the media’s erroneous and prejudiced news coverage is the enemy of Liberty and, by extension, the enemy of the people.

Regarding Trump’s MSM callout, distinguished journalist Brit Hume observed, “I don’t think the press is the enemy of the people, but I do think the mainstream media have proven themselves to be the enemy of Trump. … There has been more bad and biased reporting such as I have never seen in the 50 years I have been in this business.”

For the record, The Washington Post has never in its history endorsed a Republican for president, and the last time a Republican was endorsed by The New York Times was 1956.

And regarding the Times, according to Jill Abramson (its executive editor from 2011 to 2014), that rag has become “unmistakably anti-Trump.” In her upcoming book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, Abramson slams the NYT’s unapologetic leftist bias11. She writes, “Though [Dean] Baquet [her successor and current executive editor] said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump. Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”

Indeed, the Times and The Washington Post have become leftist tabloids, the latter as the ideological megaphone of its billionaire socialist owner, Jeff Bezos12, one of this era’s leading “Archenemies of Liberty13.” But the print media is moderate compared to CNN and the cable collective’s dezinformatsia campaign14 against Trump.

Media bias is nothing new, but in concert with the Democrat Party’s15 most vociferous gang of socialist deniers16 and the ability to reach virtually every American 24/7/365, that bias is a more formidable threat to Liberty than at any time in our history.

Remarkably, the Democrats’ primary tactic for mastering that threat was inadvertently outed by then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a month after Trump took office — but received little attention at the time.

In a March 2017 interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Pelosi outlined the “wrap up smear” tactic that has become the Demo’s political black bag go-to strategy to undermine the Trump administration. She did so framing the smear tactic as something Republicans used against Barack Obama17. According to Pelosi: “It’s called a wrap-up smear. You make up something. Then you have the press write about it. And then you say, ‘Everybody is writing about this charge.’ It’s a tool of an [authoritarian regime] to just have you always be talking about what you want them to be talking about.”

The problem with Pelosi’s explanation is that even those with the most rudimentary brainstem activity know that Republicans can’t “have the press write about” whatever they dictate, and then use that as bona fide to make their point. That tactic belongs exclusively to the Democrats, whom the media have long favored.

In June, during a House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing recorded by C-SPAN18, Pelosi went into more detail about the “wrap-up smear” strategy:

“It’s a diversionary tactic. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. You demonize, and then you — we call it the wrap-up smear. You want to talk about politics? It’s called the wrap-up smear. You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it, and then you write it, and they’ll say, ‘See, it’s reported in the press that this, this, and this,’ so they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called a wrap-up smear. ‘Now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made.’ It’s a tactic.”
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 64256


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 04:22:59 PM »

________________________________
The Patriot Post - Alexander's Column 1-9-2019
From The Federalist Patriot
Free Email Subscription
_______________________________


Again, she ludicrously claimed that Republicans actually control the Demo/MSM media machine3, but the phrase she used to describe tactical political deflection originates with her.

Pelosi’s corrupt collusion tactics with the mainstream media amount to a gross betrayal of the First Amendment19. The resulting perversion of the power of the press completely erodes the historic role it was intended to fill, providing a balanced and truthful check against political corruption. But most of the media has now hitched its wagon to that corruption.

Pelosi’s “wrap-up smear” was precisely the prescription that former FBI Director James Comey20 followed when orchestrating his fake-news press leaks to Leftmedia outlets in order to ensure that, by his own admission, a special prosecutor was appointed21 to investigate Russian collusion within the Trump campaign22.

Comey’s sole objective was to set Trump up for a takedown23.

As we now know, the fake Russian dossier Comey used to initiate the investigation against Trump was funded by the Clinton campaign and her Democrat Party24 cohorts about the same time that they were conspiring to rig the Democrat primary25 against upstart Clinton opponent Bernie Sanders.

And the Demos’ Leftmedia talkingheads and news pulpers have devoted endless amounts of their collective airtime since Trump’s election to the collusion conspiracy and the resulting Trump investigation by Comey’s old friend, now-Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller26.

More recently, the Left used the same “wrap-up smear” strategy in a vile attempt to turn public opinion against the nomination of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. California Demo Sen. Dianne Feinstein scripted the smear27, providing her Leftmedia outlets with a salacious story with which to begin shaping public opinion. And those suffering from the most chronic cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome28 and toxic femininity29 — the female voters30 who represent the Democrats’ largest voter bloc — bought it hook, line, and sinker.

Feinstein’s smear almost worked, but Justice Kavanaugh withstood the storm31 and called the smear exactly was it was.

Donald Trump, however, may not fare so well against the perpetual smears being leveled at him.

Now that Pelosi, the embodiment of the congressional “Trump Resistance Collective32, is speaker of the House, she will, as I predicted33, undertake impeachment proceedings against Trump.

The resulting discord will likely result in the recession that Democrats are secretly hoping for34 ahead of the 2020 elections. If their plan works, job and income prospects for tens of millions of American workers will fall victim to a politically induced recession.

As Pelosi took the gavel, Trump warned, "As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over … there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down. They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!”

Bottom line: It’s all about leftists’ unquenchable thirst for statist power. And for them, Americans outside the Beltway are just collateral damage in their quest.

As symbols of the fakest fake news of 2018, several of our conservative media friends have provided us with their top picks.

The Washington Examiner compiled a list of the worst journalism moments35. The Media Research Center collected the most ridiculous cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome36. Shockingly, The Washington Post ate one of its own, exposing CNN’s Journalist of the Year37 for the anti-Trump hack he was. National Review offered a good perspective on why people believe fake news38. Townhall has a list of the most awesome fake news39. And The Daily Caller offers its estimate of the most egregious fake news of 201840.

And, of course, having continuously challenged the Leftmedia’s assault on Liberty, we offer a video collection of some of the most mortifying media moments41 of the past year.

During his Second Inaugural Address42, Thomas Jefferson shared this remarkably prescient observation of a malignant media that had plagued his first term: “During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.”

That artillery was, and remains now more than ever, the enemy of Liberty and, by extension, the Enemy of the People.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776
Logged

Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media