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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 10:56 PM

How the right exploits the media (to get pro-rightwing coverage) - Carlos Maza

I think this is really important.

Even though most of our media is nominally centrist, controlled by right-wing corporations but staffed with mostly intelligent, non-billionaire (and thus liberal) journalists, it is always confusing why media coverage is so GOP-friendly and anti-progressive.

Why did Obama get such bad coverage for birtherism, tan suits, and Ebola? Why did Hillary get such bad coverage for the completely trumped-up Benghazi disaster and Foundation issues, and the massively overblown email server? And why does the president avioid coverage for ties to Russia? Why do Paul Ryan and McConnell and the Koches and Sinclair and Murdoch and Limbaugh largely avoid coverage for their anti-american, pro-GOP-billionaire, and propagandizing actions?

Carlos Maza illustrates the answer BEAUTIFULLY.

"How Republicans troll the media:
1. Bait reporters by promising a big scandal
2. Get wall-to-wall coverage repeating GOP talking points
3. The scandal turns out to be bullshit, but voters remember it anyway

Here's the great video.

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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 11:42 PM

1. important stuff. Maza is good.

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