Skip to comments.Propaganda: Much More Important Than a Soap Opera or a Horse Race
Posted on 08/28/2018 5:39:43 AM PDT by NOBO2012
In Reagans America: Innocents at Home, Garry Wills described the 40th Presidents relationship with the voters as a kind of complicity, implying that Reagan and the electorate had colluded to commit some sort of crime. The offense was, of course, their mutual refusal to imbibe the propaganda ladled out by the liberal establishment and the media. This defiance caused Reagan and his supporters to be written off by their betters as a collection of cretins. History proved precisely the opposite, but the Beltway brain trust never absorbed the lesson. They are thus repeating their error with President Trump and his supporters.
Citing credentialed journalists such as the NYTs Charles Blow:
Republicanism is Trumpism, with no daylight between them. Traditional Republicans are now afraid to stand on principle because they do so at great peril of being drummed out of politics. The voters are now Trumps noxious base, ergo Trump holds each of their fates in his hands. Viewed that way, Trumps base itself becomes the enemy of the Republic.
and the Washington Posts Dana Milbank:
Trump and his Fox News-viewing supporters dock their spaceship in a parallel universe where truth isnt truth. At Tuesday nights rally in West Virginia, Trumps irony-challenged audience could be heard chanting Drain the Swamp! Republican lawmakers fear that with 87 percent of Republican voters backing Trump, crossing him is political suicide.
and Politicos Marc Caputo:
who mocked attendees of a recent Trump rally as toothless garbage people.
he describes the contempt they hold for people who dont think the same way they do. So much for diversity.
All I can say is I hope the 4th Estate keeps up the good work.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
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