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Old 02-22-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Controlling What People Think ‘Is Our Job’


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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated President Trump “could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”

Brzezinski said, “I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he’s is trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that, while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:32 PM   #2
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Just gives the insight to the actual thinking and minds of the media ( all types) that their egos are so huge that they think they are the ones to decide what others should think.

kinda scary when you actually think about that and not just go with the first feelings or instinct. actually think about what that means and could mean
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And this attitude, in a nut-shell, is partially to blame for Hillary's loss. The public took 8 years of the majority of the press lofting wiffle balls at Obama and 4 years of being told Hillary was his rightful successor. How many scandals, which in any other time, with any other press, would have sunk any other President, did the public have to sit through? And we were facing more of the same.
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Funny, I read on Facebook over and over again that it was 8 years and no scandals...
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Thats what the Australian media are saying........... in a sly way
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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika
Brzezinski stated President Trump “could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.
And that is our job.”
That is such an extraordinary thing to say at so many levels.

# Politicians have no right to influence the way people think ???

# Influencing what people think should be the exclusive domain
of the MSM ????

# The implication that some how manipulation not open debate
should determine what people believe to be true ???

# That Brzezinski sees no shame in secretly spinning and filtering
messages to achieve a political result when the proper function
of a democracy relies on an informed public making informed decisions .
Effectively has said that she does not believe in the US constitution
and democratic process .

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She. Mika Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor, and not-so-secret girlfriend of her morning talk show co-host, Joe Scarborough, who was a Congressman 15 years ago.
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Todays sample of what the Australian media are saying on this subject
"The Unthinkable is Possible"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/as-the-t...25-gul63s.html
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Todays sample of what the Australian media are saying on this subject
"The Unthinkable is Possible"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/as-the-t...25-gul63s.html
When Obama did it with conservative outlets it was justified. Now we're on the verge of a dictatorship.

That escalated quickly.
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The hypocrisy of some Australian journalists is breathtaking .

When a former Labor Prime Minister ( Gillard ) would only
brief ''quality journalists'' , that was of course justified .

This is the same journalist who said .....

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'On Wednesday, Americans will awake from a nightmare,'

'Donald Trump will not be their president.

'Trump is likely to be a sore loser, ready to inflict serial new nightmares on the U.S. before he's done with politics'.
Trust me , there is more , much more . You are so lucky to live thousands of
miles away .


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I am not an American but I suspect this guy really nails it when he
explains why much of US media has gone off the rails .


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Obama didn’t kill journalism, but he took advantage of it in its weakness,
because he knew the press would do anything to feel relevant again.

All those 27-year-olds at the Times, the Washington Post and others hired as bloggers
—“who literally know nothing,” as Rhodes told the Times Magazine—when the
foreign and national bureaus were closed, they didn’t know it wasn’t OK
to be a journalist and a political operative at the same time.

They thought it made them more valuable, even patriotic, to put themselves
in the service of a historic presidency. And they’d replaced for pennies
on the dollar all the adults who could have taught them otherwise.

That’s the raw material out of which the Obama administration built its echo chamber,
the purpose of which was to drown out the few remaining vestiges of journalism
in order to sell the president’s policies. And there really were real journalists
still putting in the hours, still doing the work, but the echo chamber, a relentless,
frenzied chorus of incoherent and nearly illiterate prose, shouted them down.
Full article here .

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The "New York Times" answer to ................ Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9oYdKkbgwA
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