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My pinned tweet is all about the language of propaganda which the Russians once perfected and exported it to us.

These days, lots of examples.

In the “now it can be told” category

from the guy who just spoke at the Values summit

metaphors sometimes fork for the truth – an this one is endorsed by the author

there’s a Twitter account that does the work I am highlighting here. This is a great example

debunking from Krugman

with the best explanation

and as “fake news” is the go to denial this makes a good summary

winging it

this one is naked perversion, no disguise

this is here purely for entertainment – although ย could pretend it’s the language of images/satire

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The much dreamed about pivot happened again. The guy once termed the unleashed id of the republican party made a minor concession to the other party ( an usual occurrence in all prior administration” and what he calls “the fake media” is now singing his praises. Remember again, they used to say that figuring him was like

trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar

and only weeks ago he was telling us about the fine people at Nazi rallies, but now

by the timing and spread it sure looks like talking point.

in tweet form

But enthusiastically adopted

To be sure, there were other horrible takes in the NYT yesterday

leading to reactions like this one

I responded with another brilliant recent ย tweet

while others were more factual

and

to the similar attempt in WaPo

and both NYT, Wapo a little perspective

some numbers

and also

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So tweeted a Russian politician as their TV showed the swearing in of their puppet

and SNL copied to a T

as the puppet was speechifying about patriotism and loyalty. A few hours later though, confession came

I guess he meant without the puppet masters

and speaking of puppets, Wikipeepee today, panned the Women’s march with familiar talking points

wikipeepee-vs-march

Still trying to figure out the Putin talking point about Korea – I doubt they have protests there. They must compare them with government sponsored parades. You know, like the ones in Russia.

In the US, after Sean Spicer’s agitated war on reality

asserting ย our eyes lied to us about the poorly attended inauguration

depicted thusly

a Jumbotron in a Texas hockey game (Stars) mocked him

but Kasparov warns us of another reason

Comey love fits in here nicely

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here’s the actual interviewย where she asks us not to believe what ๐ŸŠ says

Apparently, ๐ŸŠ is miffed

After the war with Meryl Streep and lying again about the reporter with disabilities

Kellyanne is doing damage control

Before extolling the virtues of ๐ŸŠ’s hear she also called Streep’s appeal to empathy “worst instincts”

and this is just too good not to be here

and I share the surprise at these reactions

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First came ย the Boston Globe article about the Robert Redford-like Bannon,

He was gregarious. He was preppy, often dressed in a favorite yellow sweater. As one classmate put it, โ€œHe didnโ€™t strike me as out of the mainstream.โ€ Minorities in the class said he didnโ€™t make them feel uncomfortable. A Jewish classmate said he never heard him say anything anti-Semitic.

โ€œI donโ€™t think thereโ€™s a racist bone in his body,โ€ said Thomas Meredith, who sat with Bannon in the skydeck.

but swooning keeps piling up

we’ll also accept this reaction from The Rude Pundit

NYT doesn’t want to be bested by the Globe has a Weekly Standard guy reassuring us

The alt-right is small. It may remain so. And yet, while small, it is part of something this election showed to be much bigger: the emergence of white people, who evidently feel their identity is under attack, as a โ€œminorityโ€-style political bloc.

then again, NYT reassured us before

hitler-nyt

Evolving on the horrible scale

with a good FB comment

hen, let me add, why are we having this discussion to begin with? Why is this a “thing?” Is the insinuation that people with white skin are somehow better, or supreme to borrow a word? And so not being white is lesser than? – that was my first reaction! And how are we going from “Are Jews People” to “Are Jews White” on, perhaps what were formerly, reputable news sources!?!
When The Atlantic engenders a discussion where David Duke feels he needs to weigh in, I can only say, shame on you Atlantic.

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