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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:19 AM

Why the fuck is Greta Van Susteren on This Week?

I thought they thought they were a serious news program.

Having a Fox News commentator is one thing, but she's an anchor.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:20 AM

1. another question might be, "why are you watching that show"?

just sayin'

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Response to Coexist (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:21 PM

7. It was on one of the screens at my gym. I was listening to a podcast on my iPhone...

Last edited Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:59 PM - Edit history (1)

...and started this thread while on the treadmill.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:26 AM

2. Because the only

"serious" people are conservative Republicans.
Reps. have outnumbered Dems. of the Sunday shows for years.
Why else do they automatically go to John McCain. a man who has been wrong about every foreign policy issue for 30+ years, whenever an international story comes up?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:27 AM

3. Greta also offered nothing of value to the discussion. She did nothing but repeat the ideas that

brought the GOP to their knees.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:27 AM

4. VandenHuevel just gave her a shot, too.

Said Petreus was "your network's choice" for republican nomination.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:28 AM

5. Greta made a fool of herself.


She kept repeating the same two or three talking points.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:54 AM

6. The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle

is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.

"War Propaganda", in volume 1, chapter 6 of Mein Kampf (1925), by Adolf Hitler

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:44 PM

10. rove etal learned from the best

Karl Rove & the Spectre of Freud's Nephew
by Stephen Bender

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1783156

In the early 20th Century, the public came to associate the words "propaganda" and "war" with one another. This was no accident. Bernays wrote in Propaganda: "It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind."

Bernays is here referring to the "idealistic" Wilson administration’s Committee on Public Information (CPI), a massive propaganda ministry set up shortly after America’s entry into the First World War in April of 1917. The CPI was headed up by George Creel, a progressive journalist, who once remarked that "people do not live by bread alone; they also live by catch-phrases." Bernays was an advisor to the CPI. So was Walter Lippmann, a former socialist turned liberal who would become the dean of mid-20th Century American journalism.

These revolutionary psychological insights had actually been percolating in France and Great Britain since the first years of the 20th Century.

They were duly appropriated by Hitler, who wrote in Mein Kampf (1925): "But it was not until the War that it became evident what immense results could be obtained by a correct application of propaganda. Here again, unfortunately, all our studying had to be done on the enemy side…"

In Bernays’s 1965 memoir Biography of an Idea, he acknowledged that Crystallizing Public Opinion significantly influenced Josef Goebbels.



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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:59 AM

15. Just now saw this reply. Wow, fascinating. I hate to admit that I'm not familiar with Bernays. Will

have to read more.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. More media deterioration. It's all turned to garbage.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:33 PM

9. She's not an actor, she's a mediocre lawyer that landed the gig of a lifetime

 

during the OJ trial for no reason other than that she was a lawyer that could speak in complete sentences in front of a camera.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:47 PM

11. Van Scarface always provides good comic relief.

She always pretends to fair, but she can never shake off her inner repuke.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:47 PM

12. Lol!

and the rest of that weak ass panel. Where is George Will? Is he somewhere drinking away his sorrows..

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:38 PM

13. Right wing tools reduced to interviewing each other

What a pathetic joke.....

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:44 PM

14. The 'best pundits' on the M$M are ones that tow the company line,

never ask any real questions and always make sure to keep the status quo alive and well. IOW, the ones that get to stay the longest are the best propaganda mouthpieces for said corporate mass media-Big Pharma pusher.

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