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Who Puts Out the Democrat Talking Points?
Rush Limbaugh ^ | 5/16/19 | El Rushbo

Posted on 05/17/2019 3:44:04 AM PDT by Libloather

RUSH: We had a call, I don’t know, about an hour ago. It was from a gentleman who wanted to know if there is — and if there is, who — a singular person or organization that gives the Democrat Party its orders. Its marching orders, its talking points, its agenda on legislative items and that kind of thing. Is there one person? The reason he asked is because they’re all saying the same thing all the time, and he’s curious how that happens, and particularly in the media. You know, we have shared with you… We started it.

We started this whole concept of putting together montages of various journalists. The very first one (which has spawned millions of others by now) was where we put together the montage of 70 different journalists describing George Bush selecting Dick Cheney as his vice presidential running mate as “gravitas.” Now everybody does these montages, because on almost every issue, no matter what media — the New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC — every one of these people ends up using the identical talking point or the identical phrase.

I was trying to think while I was talking to him. I remember doing a story that did explain this when it comes to Trump-Russia collusion. I searched the email archives, and I searched the archives, and I found it. Now, this does not explain the Democrat Party unity on issue after issue after issue after issue, but this does explain the total media unity and conformity on the concept of Trump colluding with Russia pre- and post-Mueller. Dossier 1.0, Dossier 2.0. I first came across this…

It was a long story by Paul Sperry, the well-known investigative journalist, and the piece that he wrote appeared at Real Clear Investigations. The headline is, “Trump-Russia 2.0: Dossier-Tied Firm Pitching Journalists Daily on ‘Collusion,‘” and I wasn’t able to read the entire piece because it prints out to something like 11 pages. So I had to highlight it, and we linked to it at But while I was talking to the caller, I couldn’t remember. That’s why I had to go find it. Let me just give you a pull quote here just to be able to answer his question.

Beginning at the beginning of the Sperry piece, the headline: “Trump-Russia 2.0: Dossier-Tied Firm Pitching Journalists Daily on ‘Collusion’ — Key Democratic operatives and private investigators who tried to derail Donald Trump’s campaign by claiming he was a tool of the Kremlin have rebooted their operation since his election with a multimillion-dollar stealth campaign to persuade major media outlets and lawmakers that the president should be impeached.

“The effort has successfully placed a series of questionable stories alleging secret back channels and meetings between Trump associates and Russian spies, while [at the same time] influencing related investigations and reports from Congress.”

The organization doing this “is a Washington-based nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project, or TDIP. Among other activities, it pumps out daily ‘research’ briefings to prominent Washington journalists, as well as congressional staffers, to keep the Russia ‘collusion’ narrative alive.”

Now, we originally did this story back on March 20th. It’s about two months ago. “TDIP is…” I don’t know if it’s actually run by, but one of the high-ranking people in it is a guy by the name of Daniel Jones, who is a former Dianne Feinstein staffer. He is a radical, angry, uber-leftist.” This organization, it has been discovered, was largely responsible for providing the talking points for every journalist in the world aligned against Trump, both before the Mueller report came out and after. That’s why there was dossier 1.0 and dossier 2.0.

Prior to the election, the whole point here was to keep Trump from being elected, and then dossier 2.0 was to get Trump impeached or thrown out of office. Now, we can only assume this group is still out there. Again, the name of the group is TDIP, the Democracy Integrity Project, and they have as their objective to create — and I’m sure they’ve got a gigantic mailing list of every Washington journalist that there is on the left, meaning every mainstream journalist, and they send their talking points out. It’s an organization like this that was sending out talking points on Cheney providing gravitas. The thing that’s always amazed me about this is from the competitive standpoint. Here you have journalists at all these three networks and CNN and MSNBC, and theoretically, they’re all trying to stand out. They’re all trying to be different,. They’re all trying to advance their careers as individuals. How in the world do 85 or a hundred of them end up sounding identical? Why?

They have to know this. They have to know that everybody in their business is using the same talking point that they all sign on to. Another way to look at it is, let’s say that one of these organizations existed for talk radio and that on every issue there was some mystical group sending out talking points to every talk show host in the country, and every talk show host in the country was using these same identical talking points.

It wouldn’t happen. There’s no way that people doing talk radio want to sound like the next person doing talk radio. It’s the natural part of trying to be different in the arena of competition. And yet all these journalists have no problem soundings identical. So you have to conclude that of primary importance to them is purity and unity for the advancement of the talking points, the agenda, or what have you. But, man, it just flies against human nature. The fact that they are able to pull this off?

I mean, you take the anchor for CNN’s nightly news, NBC’s Nightly News, and they sound the same. I’ve always observed that no matter what you watch you get the same — and if you miss it one place, you can go to the next. I don’t just mean the same take, because the same phraseology, the same words. It’s always amazed me that these people all play ball in this regard. But I’ll tell you, folks, when you understand what socialism and communism are and when you understand that everything’s supposed to be the same and that the state or the cause is all that matters?

And then you look at what happened with Dan Rather when he was caught literally making it up about George W. Bush and the National Guard in Texas. And instead of other competitors taking advantage of Rather screwing up, they gave him a brand-new award and a new dinner in order to maintain the integrity of the business that they’re all in. That wouldn’t happen anywhere. Do you think Samsung wouldn’t take every advantage they can to knock Apple off the top slot or anywhere else in life where there is free and open competition?

But not in the news business. It’s the most amazing thing. There is almost a purposeful uniformity and a strived-for uniformity for the purposes of consistency. Look at the dossier story. This is something that’s still, just in a basic human sense amazes me. We have what we have all suspected from the beginning and what we now know: A totally manufactured, made-up hoax. Not, not a single mainstream journalist attempted to actually find out what the truth was and make a career for him- or herself in the process.

Not one of them. Instead, they all fell in with the Woodward and Bernstein model and tried to be part of a gigantic cabal that would get rid of a president. That’s understandable from the groupthink, but not one of them broke ranks? Not one of them was curious? Not one of them was suspicious that what they were being told might not be true? These are people who have been trained to suspect powerful people, to resist being manipulated by them — and instead, they became complicit. They became part of the story. They took great satisfaction and pride in becoming part of the cabal that was trying to overturn the election results. I know. Don’t miss understand. I’m not naive.

We’re talking media, and media is a bunch of activist political hacks. They’re not journalist. I understand this. I’ve said — but we’re talking hundreds of people. And not one of them tried to take advantage of an obvious competitive opportunity. Now, maybe they all knew that if they struck out in that direction that their editors would never publish, that the whole thing was a sting, that the whole thing was a setup, that Trump was being framed, maybe.

But it still boggles the mind, because these people, in their minds, are hustling and competing. They’re trying to be the first to the story every day. But they’re not. They’re all instead making insure that they are uniformly aligned. That’s why organizations like TDIP obviously exist, is to help that happen. So these journalists are not even reporters. They’re waiting for talking points from the approved organizations. TDIP being one. Media Matters being another. They’re waiting to be told what the take is. They’re waiting to be told.

Like, Trump’s gonna do his immigration announcement in 10 minutes or so, and I guarantee you, whether you read the New York Times or any of these other news agencies, the reaction to it, the opposition to it, the talking points about it are going to being identical. And they’re not going to be the result of any of these journalists having the slightest understanding of what he said. It isn’t gonna matter. They’re gonna wait for the talking points to be issued from whoever they trust, and that’s gonna be the media resistance to whatever Trump’s proposal is.

And then Democrat politicians will get the same talking points and journalists will go talk to them, and the media and what the journalists are saying and the politicians are saying, will be indistinguishable. It will be identical — and it just still amazes me! The quest for, rather than the resistance to uniformity. Why is Chuck Todd want to sound just like Jake Tapper, or why does Jake Tapper want to sound just like Wolf Blitzer?

Why do these people not care that they are interchangeable and it doesn’t matter who’s saying it because they’re all saying the same thing? Look what they have to do to stand out. What has the one guy who has stood out in all this done? His name is Jim Acosta. He has to be a creep. Not a good journalist, not coming up with a different angle, just being more outrageously insolent and mean — and that’s what gets him noticed, but not credible, good journalism.

Yet you talk to them and they think they’re the creme de la creme, the cream of the crop.

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From what I read, the talking points on the Mueller report have almost disappeared. Silence. Zero news about Barr bringing in the actual perps. Pretty amazing.
1 posted on 05/17/2019 3:44:04 AM PDT by Libloather
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AG Barr: 'We Have Multiple Criminal Leak Investigations Underway' After Russia Probe
PJ Media ^ | 05/02/2019 | Tyler O'Neil / FR Posted by SeekAndFind

Attorney General William Barr revealed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched many investigations into the constant leaks to the media during the Trump-Russia investigation. The DOJ is examining just exactly how mainstream media outlets had scoops on the investigation long before Congress had heard anything about the subject matter.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Barr about the leaks in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The Inspector General found that during the department’s investigation of Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, there was a culture of unauthorized media contacts. During the Russian investigation, the leaks continued. Leaks undermine the ability of investigators to investigate," Grassley argued. "Further leaks to the papers while Congress’s questions to the department go unanswered is unacceptable." "What are you doing to investigate unauthorized media contacts by the department and FBI officials during the Russian investigation?" he asked.

"We have multiple criminal leak investigations underway," Barr responded.

Later in the hearing, Sen. Joe Kennedy (R-La.) suggested Barr extend the probes to special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as well. "When you're investigating leaks at the Department of Justice and the FBI, I hope you will include the Mueller team as well," Kennedy said, concluding his remarks.

Last month, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said he had sent multiple criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, including some related to leaks. "There are five direct referrals based on lying, obstruction, congressional investigation, and leaking. We have a global leaks referral, which involves just a few reporters but could involve multiple people. I don't think it's that many people because I think they probably only have a few sources within these agencies," Nunes said.

2 posted on 05/17/2019 3:54:57 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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AG Barr revealed DOJ investigations into media leaks .....determining how MSM had scoops
on the Trump-Russia investigation long before Congress was aware of the subject matter.

The linchpin is the Clintons.

<><> ITEM <><> Journalists Dined at Top Clinton Staffers Homes Days Before Hillary’s announcement of her candidacy
Wikileaks via Breitbart ^ | October 17 2016 | Ezra Dulis / FR Posted by grey_whiskers

Several top journalists and TV news anchors RSVPed “yes” to attend a private, off-the-record gathering at the New York home of Joel Benenson, the chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, two days before she announced her candidacy in 2015, according to emails Wikileaks published from John Podesta’s accounts.

<><> ITEM <><> The guest list for an earlier event at the home of her campaign manager, John Podesta, was limited to
reporters who were expected to cover Clinton on the campaign trail.

<><> ITEM <><> Wikileaks revealed earlier that late night talk host Stephen Colbert, and his team at Comedy Central, were making TV episodes at the request or order of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) back in April of 2013. So, viewers thought they were vote-smart because they’re informed by a comedian, yet same said comedian was doing Hillary’s bidding the whole time.

<><> ITEM <><> Hillary frequently used the Democrats' "wrap-up smear."......leaking false info about her opponent to the media. When the obedient press published the smear, Hillary would wave it around indicating she was the superior candidate.

3 posted on 05/17/2019 3:56:48 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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The Clinton Foundation listed "notable past media members" they were cozy with.
This page was carried in the Clinton Foundation archives........until recently.

Page has since been deleted from Clinton Foundation archives.

4 posted on 05/17/2019 3:58:01 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Trump Administration Sends List of Russian Collusion Liars to TV Producers
Infowars ^ | 3/25/19 | Paul Joseph Watson / FR Posted by markomalley

The Trump administration has sent a memo to TV producers which contains a list of Russian collusion liars,
advising networks to challenge individuals like Rep. Adam Schiff on their “false claims” in future.

The memo, sent by Trump’s Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, was sent a day
after the Mueller investigation’s conclusion which completely vindicated President Trump.

It lists obsessed media hounds Sen Richard Blumenthal, Rep Adam Schiff, Rep Jerrold Nadler,
Rep Eric Swalwell, DNC Chairman Tom Perez and Obama's former CIA director John Brennan.

5 posted on 05/17/2019 3:58:47 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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If you watch several commentators speaking about the same political topic they will often use similar or identical phrasing. Often, key words are exactly the same and used in the same way. If these were reduced to a ninth grade report the teacher would accuse the students of plagiarism.

6 posted on 05/17/2019 4:00:08 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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The Clinton “war room” morphed into sending out the daily talking points and responses to every significant event.

To make it in the media, you must toe the party line or be expelled. Look at Fox News hosts who go to CNN and become total party loyalists.

When someone comes to Fox News from CNN, they remain a Democratic Party loyalists.

7 posted on 05/17/2019 4:06:22 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is now a hate-mob)
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I go to several political groups all over the Net and the libs always spew the same garbage word for word. They won’t be swayed. If you challenge them with facts they don’t debate they just keep saying the same comments to every challenge. Their media won’t report anything that is accurate. I think the media gives them the daily talking points but don’t know who gives the talking points to the left leaning media. It’s like all of the Dem/Lib supporters are brainwashed and are not free thinking individuals.

8 posted on 05/17/2019 4:11:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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Good point General. There is something insidious at work here. As Rush noted, “there is almost a purposeful uniformity.” The most significant example of late is the Clinton dossier with active Russian involvement and not a single major “journalist” asks why this part of Russian interference not investigated by Herr Mueller... even after the hoax has been exposed by their own corrupt investigation....

9 posted on 05/17/2019 4:22:32 AM PDT by Susquehanna Patriot
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To: Gen.Blather
“Easter Worshipers”
10 posted on 05/17/2019 4:26:15 AM PDT by 21twelve (!)
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So you have to conclude that of primary importance to them is purity and unity for the advancement of the talking points, the agenda,

This aspect of human nature and specimen of person is how the Soviet Union or China or Cuba or Venezuela do it for so long.

11 posted on 05/17/2019 4:29:32 AM PDT by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitch!)
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Most think that the media spews democrat talking points. I believe it is the other way around, the dems are media puppets who spew media talking points. The reason I think that is because if you look at the dems you see parading in front of cameras on a continuous basis are all doltish and almost cattle-like. Pelosi, for example, is a doddering old hag who probably last had an original thought somewhere during the Clinton administration. Adam Schiff and Swallowswell probably have never had an original thought, and are more like parrots.

12 posted on 05/17/2019 4:31:53 AM PDT by euram (is)
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“As Rush noted, “there is almost a purposeful uniformity.””

Like, um...collusion?

13 posted on 05/17/2019 4:38:31 AM PDT by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: Libloather

Probably formerly the Clintons. Now...? Val Jar? A DNC agitprop? A Soros tool?

14 posted on 05/17/2019 4:42:43 AM PDT by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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Democrats and their press lock-stepping all over democracy.

15 posted on 05/17/2019 4:52:14 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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The question I have is who pays this group to put out the talking points? I suspect it is a Soro’s sponsored group but I didn’t read any reference in this article.

16 posted on 05/17/2019 4:54:54 AM PDT by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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“TDIP is funded by George Soros,[5][6] Rob Reiner,[7]Tom Steyer, with further donations from social media outlets. Reportedly, “Social media titans including the founders of Facebook, Twitter and Google are indirectly funding the project through donations funneled through a Silicon Valley foundation.”

17 posted on 05/17/2019 4:57:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Trump 2020 - Re-Elect the M*****F***er!)
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To: V V Camp Enari 67-68

I think it is too. He finances the Dems by paying them to do his bidding. I think he’s behind the illegal caravans too.

18 posted on 05/17/2019 4:59:13 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: polymuser

These talking points are all consistent with the Information Ministry of the PRC. That is the source.

19 posted on 05/17/2019 5:00:02 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: V V Camp Enari 67-68

See #17.

20 posted on 05/17/2019 5:00:59 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Trump 2020 - Re-Elect the M*****F***er!)
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