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Fri Nov 29, 2019, 07:36 PM

16. This effect is due to the enormous mass and nearly total unity of the RW press.

If one takes the individual components of their public and social media system, no one of them controls America's daily dialog very much, with the possible exception of Faux News. None of them would keep repeating a story over and over unless commanded to do so. If left alone, each would run about chasing the next shiny object story in order to be competitive.

However, commanded they are. Once the basic story is out and widespread, their organizations know to keep it on repeat literally forever. Many people say the primary scripts for the stories they want to dominate come out of a few hard right-wing think tanks such as Heritage Foundation and AEI. So it does appear to be well coordinated.

When we take the huge combined mass of all their media venues and they're all singing the same song, the message becomes dominant quite quickly in our daily dialog. That mass includes Fox, Facebook and Twitter and hundreds of talk radio stations on repeat every day, including those carrying Limbaugh. Then, there's print newspapers and internet blogs as well.

We also know almost all remaining media outlets are profit mongers having many Republicans on their boards of directors. Almost all are scared shitless to call out Republican lies for fear of retribution.


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