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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 01:07 PM

Robert Reich: Trump's 7 Techniques to Control the Media

Make no mistake, there is a real campaign to control the media going on here.
1. Berate the media. Last week, Trump summoned two-dozen TV news anchors and executives to the twenty-fifth floor of Trump Tower to berate them for their reporting about him during the election. For twenty minutes he railed at what he called their “outrageous” and “dishonest” coverage. According to an attendee, “Trump kept saying, ‘we’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong,’” and he called CNN a “network of liars.” He accused NBC of using unflattering pictures of him, demanding to know why they didn’t use “nicer” pictures.

Another person who attended the meeting said Trump “truly doesn’t seem to understand the First Amendment. He thinks we are supposed to say what he says and that’s it.”

2. Blacklist critical media. During the campaign, Trump blacklisted news outlets whose coverage he didn’t approve of. In June he pulled The Washington Post’s credentials. “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” read a post on Trump’s Facebook page.

After the election Trump agreed to meet with the New York Times and then suddenly cancelled the meeting when he didn’t like the terms, tweeting “Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!” (He then reversed himself again and met with the Times.)

Snip: 3. Turn the public against the media. Trump refers to journalists as “lying,” “dishonest,” “disgusting” and “scum.”

http://www.alternet.org/media/robert-reich-uncovers-trumps-7-techniques-control-media

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 01:18 PM

1. He "thinks we are supposed to say what he says" because they basically did that till September...

 

When they finally realized that people were buying his lies unchallenged because they did not challenge them.
They walked into his trap. Now they're in a damned if they do, damned if they don't position, and are sitting on the bench in the outside with the Dems they assisted in destroying with his lies.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:02 PM

2. I am hoping

The media really thinks long and hard and go back to objective truthful with facts reporting. We are so far down this road where people don't believe the New York Times.

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Response to blueseas (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:22 PM

5. And that they do investigative reporting -aside from WaPo and Newsweek there hasn't been much...

 

The others have basically accepted their situation as Trumps messenger. If there was pushback it was always a few paragraphs down where no one read that the headline was a lie.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:07 PM

3. He does didn't control them, they were fully willing

The media, from both primaries to the General, created this.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:20 PM

4. There ARE no nicer pictures

You fat bastard.

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