Category Archives: Government 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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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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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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“look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?” Trump sells a North Korean time share

By ann summers Trump in his continuing nouveau vulgarianism pulled a real estate sales stunt at the Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, showing an iPad video that crudely references the classic DPRK propaganda film series Nation and Destiny Singapore … Continue reading

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Depression-era policy to return for farmers screwed by Trump trade war.

 By ann summers Grand Kleptocrat Trump will crater the US economy because he thinks trade wars are simply about firms, industries, and markets, rather than people working and living in regions. It’s not as simple as the revanchist profit touted by Agent Orange. … Continue reading

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Organ meats taste irony, because Zombie Irony is back

  By ann summers Movement leader Richard Spencer popularized the phrase “alt-right” to make his ideals more palatable to mainstream journalists, but the term itself actually comprises several disparate groups. In a study of the far right’s manipulation of the … Continue reading

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