Friday, July 31, 2015

How Right Wing Media Machine Turned Our Parents Into Fanatics

[“Centrists and liberals and progressives have to wake up and smell the fucking coffee,” she told me. “We’ve all sort of been polite. Liberals, progressives, we want to be fair—but it’s not about being fair, it’s about being objective. So I really hope to make people aware of this. Oh my God, it’s the media, stupid.”

Her hope is that the film, which screened as a work in progress, gets in front of audiences in time to make a difference in the 2016 presidential election {Jan}. Senko, incidentally, calls herself a Progressive and is throwing her weight behind Bernie Sanders. “I’m tired of seeing Democrats allowing themselves to be slapped in the face, allowing and adopting the language that people like Frank Luntz came up with for the Republicans,” she said.  “Just being aware is a huge step. It’s going to change conversations.”

To that end, Senko’s film takes a fiercely unapologetic stance; at one point, she invokes a quote by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in an archival montage of conservative news anchors linking WMDs to Iraq. “Goebbels actually did look at American advertising to get ideas for propaganda, so there’s a tie-in there,” she said. “I guess it’ll rock some boats, but I feel like it’s accurate and I stand by it.”] emphasis added

Then the So-Called Liberal Media scoffed at Hillary C. for pointing out the obvious, at least obvious to literate people.

Now, they stand poised to destroy Mrs. Clinton as part of Republican Congressional witch hunt, blasting out dribs and drabs of innocuous emails as "evidence" of sordid conspiracies when the truth remains these RepubliKKKan clowns specialize in character assassinations.

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