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Then of course, the dolt was busy attacking Kellyeanne Conway's husband, on a middle-schooler level, by calling him a "total loser."

Never mind that yesterday, it was brought to light via press reports, cuts to the military that Trump's vanity wall will necessitate.

Monies earmarked for fire stations and infrastructure improvements, will now flow to the vanity wall.

But Trump continues to rage like a toddler.

Utter embarrassment.

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propaganda feedback loop

This is an interview with one of the authors of an interesting book available at the library. From the interview;

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What has happened on the right wing is that essentially they fell into what we called a propaganda feedback loop. This goes back to Rush Limbaugh, since 1988. So it's really not a new phenomenon of the internet.

It’s a good 30 years in the making, where all of the media outlets compete with each other on how sharply they stoke the confirmation bias, the identity of the partisans, and police each other for deviations -- not from the truth but from the party line.

From the orthodoxy?

Exactly. Anybody, whether it's a politician or a media outlet that tries to say, “Stop -- this thing we all believe in turns out to be false. Here are the facts,” at best gets ignored and usually gets attacked.

And the critical difference is not that there aren't crazy clickbait sites on Facebook that try to get people who have left-wing orientations to click on them. They exist.

But those stories don't survive as long, because they are part of an ecosystem that says, “Stop. This story is nonsense.”

Whereas what happens on the right is that no matter how crazy the story, there will be some major media with high impact -- whether it's [Sean] Hannity on Fox News, whether it's Limbaugh, whether it's Breitbart -- that will pick up the story, reframe it, tell it again, identify it as true, and then everyone will start circulating it.

So it’s a completely different dynamic on the right than on the left.

And it's that dynamic that allowed some of the Russian propaganda to propagate. It’s that dynamic that allowed the fake news clickbait providers to make a lot more money on the right than on the left.

It’s the fact that the people who are in there really have lost an anchor in reality that has made them so susceptible to propaganda, both foreign and domestic.

Cover for   Network Propaganda

Network Propaganda

Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts

 

 

 

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Thus far, only one Republican Senator has called Trump out on his deplorable attacks on the deceased Senator McCain.

One.

And it isn't Mitch McConnell.

Republicans are truly the party of the morally bankrupt.

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Representative Nunes is suing for defamation because he was mocked. 

Last year he started his own news site. At the bottom of the page it states, "Paid for by the Devin Nunes Campaign Committee" 

Is it a "News" or "Campaign" site?

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Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter And a Conservative Strategist For Millions

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Monday filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Republican strategist Liz Mair and multiple anonymous accounts for "shadow-banning conservatives" in an attempt to influence the outcome of his 2018 Congressional reelection campaign. Nunes is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages in the lawsuit. He also wants Twitter to hand over the identities of numerous anonymous accounts, including @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow, who he says harassed and defamed him.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/03/18/rep-devin-nunes-is-suing-twitter-and-a-conservative-strategist-for-millions-n2543326

 

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Devin Nunes creates his own alternative news site

Embattled California congressman finds a way to bypass the mainstream media.

By DAVID SIDERS 02/11/2018 06:59 AM EST

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/11/devin-nunes-alternative-news-site-402097 

Here is his news site:

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http://carepublican.com/category/u-s/ 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Thus far, only one Republican Senator has called Trump out on his deplorable attacks on the deceased Senator McCain.

One.

And it isn't Mitch McConnell.

Republicans are truly the party of the morally bankrupt.

I seem to remember both Senators Romney and Isakson stating that the atacks on Senator McCain were deplorable.

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10 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

I seem to remember both Senators Romney and Isakson stating that the atacks on Senator McCain were deplorable.

I haven't read anything about Mitt Romney.

Just the one Republican Senator from GA.

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12 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

I seem to remember both Senators Romney and Isakson stating that the atacks on Senator McCain were deplorable.

In any event, you would think that more than TWO Republicans would call this behavior what it is: Deplorable.

The silence is stunning.

Especially since Lindsey Graham was a close friend of Senator McCain.

 

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Devin Nunes' Cow is up to 437 thousand followers on Twitter, up from about 1000 2 days ago. 

Be Butter, Devin 🐄

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Since I posted, Romney has condemned Trump's remarks.

Trump is now raging over a lack of a "thank you," over McCain's funeral.

The man is not right in the head.

McConnell has offered a tepid response.

 

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Further proof that the rabid right will do anything, no matter how childish, to discredit AOC.

From today's NY Post:

AOC Flips Out Over Mocking Of Her Name

Guess who was doing the mocking?

Yep, Fox talking head, and fear-monger: Laura Ingram, along with her conservative lawyer guest.

I suggest folks read the piece, in order to fully understand the pair's vilness.

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On 3/20/2019 at 10:03 AM, toomuchbaloney said:

propaganda feedback loop

This is an interview with one of the authors of an interesting book available at the library. From the interview;

Cover for   Network Propaganda

Network Propaganda

Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts

 

 

 

 

On 3/20/2019 at 10:03 AM, toomuchbaloney said:

What has happened on the right wing is that essentially they fell into what we called a propaganda feedback loop. This goes back to Rush Limbaugh, since 1988. So it's really not a new phenomenon of the internet.

It’s a good 30 years in the making, where all of the media outlets compete with each other on how sharply they stoke the confirmation bias, the identity of the partisans, and police each other for deviations -- not from the truth but from the party line.

From the orthodoxy?

Exactly. Anybody, whether it's a politician or a media outlet that tries to say, “Stop -- this thing we all believe in turns out to be false. Here are the facts,” at best gets ignored and usually gets attacked.

And the critical difference is not that there aren't crazy clickbait sites on Facebook that try to get people who have left-wing orientations to click on them. They exist.

But those stories don't survive as long, because they are part of an ecosystem that says, “Stop. This story is nonsense.”

Whereas what happens on the right is that no matter how crazy the story, there will be some major media with high impact -- whether it's [Sean] Hannity on Fox News, whether it's Limbaugh, whether it's Breitbart -- that will pick up the story, reframe it, tell it again, identify it as true, and then everyone will start circulating it.

 So it’s a completely different dynamic on the right than on the left.

And it's that dynamic that allowed some of the Russian propaganda to propagate. It’s that dynamic that allowed the fake news clickbait providers to make a lot more money on the right than on the left.

It’s the fact that the people who are in there really have lost an anchor in reality that has made them so susceptible to propaganda, both foreign and domestic.

Edit....I realize that the above is from the interview, not your quote.  When I used the quote button, it posted funny.

Now...

What a load of self-righteous, cocky, over-confident garbage.

Particulary laughable now that we know (actually many of us already knew) that the anti-Trumpers have been overdosing on and regurgitating on a daily basis the propaganda coming from the WaPo, NYT, CNN, etc. for the last two years.

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

 

Edit....I realize that the above is from the interview, not your quote.  When I used the quote button, it posted funny.

Now...

What a load of self-righteous, cocky, over-confident garbage.

Particulary laughable now that we know (actually many of us already knew) that the anti-Trumpers have been overdosing on and regurgitating on a daily basis the propaganda coming from the WaPo, NYT, CNN, etc. for the last two years.

You only know what Barr has told us in a summary and what the president has said. Of course, the president is a liar and Barr told us that he wouldn't support obstruction in his previous writings and his Senate confirmation hearings. The reality is that past precedent would require the AG to give the report and evidence to the House. It is interesting that Barr apparently is going to follow a much different pathway.

Your opinion isn't surprising, though. 

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