Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

May 31st, 2024 - 8:17 pm § in Politics

“2000 Mules” conspiracy film pulled from circulation

2000 Mules, a debunked propaganda film falsely alleging ballot box stuffing in the 2020 election, has been pulled from circulation by its publisher and a companion book will not be published (read story here). Its creator, Dinesh D’Souza, is an ex-felon. He was convicted of making illegal camp[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 8:52 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

“Can Biden draw a crowd like this?”

Said GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone after posting the photo below. Personally, I doubt it; the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Rod Stewart concert (depending on which you think this is) were more popular than Biden is (see story here). And Stone isn’t fooling anybody by flipping the image (see ph[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 1:19 am § in Christianity, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox hosts haven’t stopped lying

Harris Faulkner (bio here), one of the Fox personalities filling in for Tucker Carlson after he was fired, claimed on the air that Christians are under attack. It’s classic rightwing victimhood. To bolster her storyline, she asserted she was kicked out of a restaurant for saying grace. She tol[...]

October 17th, 2022 - 10:08 am § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Are these Democratic campaign ads unfair?

CNN calls them “misleading” in a story here. All involve House races. Esther King is a GOP candidate in Illinois. The Democratic ad says she “stands with Republicans who want a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest,” even though her stated position is “[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:23 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

More proof Fox isn’t a news organization

Journalism, like other professions, has standards. Don’t call yourself a new organization if you don’t adhere to them. A new book by New York Times journalists says Fox personality Bret Baier tried to pressure his superiors to rescind Fox News’ decision desk call of Arizona for Bid[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Still think conservatives believe in “freedom”?

The U.S. Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is meeting in Hungary, whose strongman is teaching them how to seize power. Read stories here and here Conservatives don’t like social change and want to preserve a way of life they’re comfortable with. But they’re a voting minority, and[...]

May 4th, 2022 - 2:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Stupid things some people listen to

Newsmax is a rightwing propaganda website (details here) originally funded by Richard Mellon Scaife who, until his 2014 death, spent much of his inherited billions on spreading rightwing extremism. It has a following. I don’t know why. That defies logic (more about this below). Anyway, “[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 12:03 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, News Media

Talent agency drops Fox host for comnparing Dr. Fauci to infamous Nazi doctor

Fox host (or ex-host, that isn’t clear yet) Lara Logan (bio here) won’t get any more gigs from United Talent Agency (profile here). She’s so nasty and vile, they want nothing to do with her. She may have lost her Fox Nation gig, too; at the very least, Fox executives have buried he[...]

November 22nd, 2021 - 1:47 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Why the right targets BLM and “critical race theory”

It’s simply about white supremacy. Conservatives like a status quo that puts white people in charge, gives white people preferential treatment, and keeps black people “in their place.” After George Floyd became yet another black man murdered by a white cop, millions of Americans pa[...]

April 29th, 2018 - 12:21 pm § in Misc.

The Caravan Arrives at The Border

Just before Passover this Spring, a caravan of refugees began their exodus from Honduras and Guatemala, headed to the US border, their promised land. On Sunday morning, migrants in the caravan gathered at Friendship Park in Tijuana and prepared to march to the border and then ask for asylum in the[...]