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Old 06-13-2018, 05:37 PM
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Where the DOJ fails in its court case, the Senate Commerce Committee can certainly influence rule-making. Its a concept called co-equal branches of government. Surely you might have heard of it at some point.
Rulemaking is also an executive branch function, dumbass, and a minority member of a Senate subcommittee has about as much influence on it as you do.
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Where the DOJ fails in its court case, the Senate Commerce Committee can certainly influence rule-making. Its a concept called co-equal branches of government. Surely you might have heard of it at some point.
I'd love to see some 'co-equaling' from this Republican congress but alas, 99% of them are quaking in their piss filled shoes lest Orange Twitler start tweeting at them.

The only GOPpers showing any backbone at all are either retiring or terminally ill as in Sen. McCain's case. Hardly a profile in courage to be found anywhere in your party, imnsho.
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In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe shit, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company.

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Isn't this sad? Tonight @TuckerCarlson told his viewers not to believe ANYTHING they learn from his rivals: "If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations."
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Tucker Carlson: Same sort of sh!t Whell tries (unsuccessfully) to peddle around here.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:48 AM
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Instead of Trump’s propaganda, how about a nice ‘truth sandwich’?
By Margaret Sullivan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...e99_story.html

Enter George Lakoff. An author, cognitive scientist and linguist who has long studied how propaganda works, he believes it’s long past time for the reality-based news media to stop kowtowing to the emperor.

“Trump needs the media, and the media help him by repeating what he says,” Lakoff said.

That would be okay under normal circumstances, he told me, but “this situation is not normal — you have a sustained attack on the democracy and the news media.”

Unlike those who insist that what the president says is news and therefore must be reported, Lakoff proposes a radical reimagining of how the news media reports on Trump.

Instead of treating the president’s every tweet and utterance — true or false — as newsworthy (and then perhaps fact-checking it later), Lakoff urges the use of what he calls a “truth sandwich.”

First, he says, get as close to the overall, big-picture truth as possible right away. (Thus the gist of the Trump-in-Singapore story: Little of substance was accomplished in the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, despite the pageantry.) Then report what Trump is claiming about it: achievement of world peace. And then, in the same story or broadcast, fact-check his claims.

That’s the truth sandwich — reality, spin, reality — all in one tasty, democracy-nourishing meal.

Avoid retelling the lies. Avoid putting them in headlines, leads or tweets, he says. Because it is that very amplification that gives them power.

That’s how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:55 AM
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Instead of Trump’s propaganda, how about a nice ‘truth sandwich’?
By Margaret Sullivan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...e99_story.html

Enter George Lakoff. An author, cognitive scientist and linguist who has long studied how propaganda works, he believes it’s long past time for the reality-based news media to stop kowtowing to the emperor.

“Trump needs the media, and the media help him by repeating what he says,” Lakoff said.

That would be okay under normal circumstances, he told me, but “this situation is not normal — you have a sustained attack on the democracy and the news media.”

Unlike those who insist that what the president says is news and therefore must be reported, Lakoff proposes a radical reimagining of how the news media reports on Trump.

Instead of treating the president’s every tweet and utterance — true or false — as newsworthy (and then perhaps fact-checking it later), Lakoff urges the use of what he calls a “truth sandwich.”

First, he says, get as close to the overall, big-picture truth as possible right away. (Thus the gist of the Trump-in-Singapore story: Little of substance was accomplished in the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, despite the pageantry.) Then report what Trump is claiming about it: achievement of world peace. And then, in the same story or broadcast, fact-check his claims.

That’s the truth sandwich — reality, spin, reality — all in one tasty, democracy-nourishing meal.

Avoid retelling the lies. Avoid putting them in headlines, leads or tweets, he says. Because it is that very amplification that gives them power.

That’s how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.
Or "fact sandwich", brilliant! Should go nicely with the WH koolaide cocktail.
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