Category Archives: Propaganda

National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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J’Accuse Chinese food – an hour later you want to chokehold someone again

By ann summers Disinformation is getting a bad name these days, but then again isn’t bad naming what it’s about? Saudi Arabia’s cascade of excuses for killing Jamal Khashoggi hinge on not making it seem like an official act, but … Continue reading

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Trump gaslights-up fake news

By ann summers Trump’s gaslight will power an entire nation. Trump’s still emitting Bill Shiney objects because having one media empire (Murdoch’s) as his personal press agent, driving memes to its media brethren, is not enough. There should be only … Continue reading

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Apparently “no public evidence has emerged showing that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia” -yet(i pubes)

By ann summers Today’s long-form NY Times story by Shane and Mazzetti is worth reading if only to remind oneself about the relentless work of rigged Russian witches, and that there’s a viable timeline for #TrumpRussia. One can only hope … Continue reading

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not-so-secret Hitler of the anonymous Op-Ed

By ann summers The anonymous op-ed in the NY Times has shown that Trump may have (only) one dissenter in his WH. It’s still a game of Secret Hitler, and the unhingery continues. John Miller/Baron’s cabinet has bad hinges. But … Continue reading

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If the Cohen allegations are true, POTUS* conspired to violate federal campaign law and to hide it from the American people

By ann summers     Neal Katyal’s op-ed in the NY Times spells it out clearly. Trump has been so used to working without accountability as a private citizen especially with respect to covering up his numerous dalliances, that he … Continue reading

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disinformation as misinformation and malinformation also involves framing

By ann summers Excellent Mother Jones article on disinformation that offers an opportunity to remind us that the interpretive tools are there, but they get misused or disused. Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created with the intent to … Continue reading

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like Trotsky opening up a taco truck in front of Trump’s Walk of Fame star.

  By ann summers The millennials’ remake of “up from socialism” might be embodied in the call to “Abolish ICE”.  The question is for whose cause is it more effective. If one believed in the lessons of GOP marketing, “Abolish ICE” has … Continue reading

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Darn them ‘vituperative’ critics of Lord Dampnut, The 4th Estate is ‘shocked’ at the incivility

By ann summers The contagion of incivility: President Trump says undocumented immigrants want to “infest” the United States. His critics respond with vituperative words of their own. https://t.co/S6CgmiuhdQ — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 21, 2018   Mr. Trump’s coarse discourse … Continue reading

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