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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Public is buying media hysteria



Hysteria pays.

The media has successfully sold impeachment, pandemic panic, and racial animosity to the American people this year, and reaped rewards. Americans reward this irresponsibility by tuning in and accepting the reality presented.

100 years after Warren G. Harding campaigned from his porch to win the presidency, Biden may go from the basement to the Oval Office.

The Associated Press reported, "Since George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day in the custody of Minneapolis police, CNN’s prime-time audience is up 238% over last year, the Nielsen company said. Fox News Channel is up 61% and MSNBC up 40% in the same period.

"Fox News remains the most-watched cable network. But in the past two weeks, CNN has vaulted past MSNBC into second place."

The story also said, "Fox News Channel averaged 3.86 million viewers for the week. CNN had 2.46 million, MSNBC had 2.2 million, HGTV had 1.35 million and TLC had 1.12 million."

In fact, only CBS eclipsed Fox News Channel in the ratings in the two weeks the Associated Press report covered.

Black funerals traditionally are good for CNN's ratings. The deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin all boosted ratings, which may explain why Mister Floyd has had so many.

His death sparked riots and protests in large part due to the media's promotion of virtue signaling against racism and in favor of justice. Never mind that America has banned racism, and was founded on justice for all. While it is true that the system is not perfect, calling it systemic racism is an exaggeration worthy of communist propaganda.

But it is a successful marketing campaign that, fairly or unfairly, has flipped law and order calls. Democrats did their research well. The 1972 scenario has given way to 1976, with Biden as Carter.

I wonder why educated and well-read Americans fall for all this, and indeed want more.

But then again, 90 years ago, Germans were the best-read and educated people in the world when they fell for Nazism.

We are on a roller coaster of news, and the American people by and large enjoy it. The ride offers cheap thrills. Both corona virus and George Floyd brought people together in self-righteousness. The Corporate Media's promotion of the Alone Together nonsense made it somehow patriotic to sit at home playing video games and watching too much TV.

Now we are all Martin Luther King as we protest against racism and for justice.

UPDATE: Well, either readers are misreading this post, or I was not very clear. Given my track record, I would say the former is true. A negative post? Pshaw.

I mock the hell out of these people. They are re-fighting a battle won 55 years ago.

Never Bet Against Donald John Trump.

23 comments:

  1. Just in Moar Corruption unfolds in the Con19COn Hoax.

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helped negotiate who would score a $100 million government-backed contact tracing contract in August 2019 — six months before the ‘pandemic’ arrived in the United States and four months before it swept through China.

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    1. And guess who they met with to finesse this deal?
      Non other than Democratic U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush .
      Friends, the real world is not even close to what you believe it is. You need to school yourselves with knowledge to keep from being played. BTW there is no difference between the 2 parties.

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    2. BTW, this is Real Intel that is being presented.

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    3. Did I mention? Democratic U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush introduced the $100 BILLION H.R. 6666, the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act 9 months later?.

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  2. " It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing." (Macbeth, Shakespeare)
    More popcorn please.

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    1. The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.


      - William Butler Yeats

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  3. 100 years after Warren G. Harding campaigned from his porch to win the presidency, Biden may go from the basement to the Oval Office.

    Get real. If what you say is accurate, they wouldn't be keeping Gropin' Joe in the basement.

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    1. I agree with this. People are watching these channels because they like violence and mayhem in general and in many cases because they think it might be coming their way,not because they can't understand they are being made to mindmeld with Lenin. That is the job of the academics. The media is capitalism and wants to make money.
      Biden will have to go mano a mano sooner or later and when he does he will not do well.

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  4. I don't put much stock in polls but one reports that something like 70% do not think the police should be defunded.

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  5. The same people who watch the real housewives tune in For the riots and mayhem the democrats unleash. There are more of these people than I Ever could have imagined.

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    1. Very true. People tune in to CNN to watch the fireworks and yell at the TV. Some tune in to keep the enemy under surveillance. And some are buying the garbage they sell. I think the latter category is shrinking as the former two grow. NBADJT indeed!!!

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  6. Don, now you've gone negative on us. This comes on the heels of an article I read today by Paul Craig Roberts entitled "Can We Survive Our Collective Stupidity?" I penned this in reply, but when I found out you have to register and they gave a warning that my privacy couldn't be respected I refrained.
    If you want my opinion, ask me on November 4. This present 'thought control' has given a new meaning to the term 'silent majority.' The real reason not to discuss things with a Leftist is , as Jonathan Swift put it, " It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into". Add to this the danger to livelihood and relationships and you have to be crazy to express your opinion to strangers, and even some family members. This creates a dangerous situation for the Leftists. I know where they are coming from, and they haven't a clue as to where I am holding. This, not Russia, gave the election to DJT in 2016, and will give it to him again in 2020.
    So what does this have to do with your post? I just googled and was told there are 331,002,651 Americans, and I'm wondering how many of these would respond to your survey 'none of the above.'

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    1. You’ve had a helluva year so far, Big D, and in a not good way. Not good at all. Understand the lapse into weltschmerz. I too have “raged, raged” and made you delete some of my Gary Williams specials. NBADJT, brother. “The darkest hour is just before dawn.”

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    2. Negative?

      Pshaw.

      I mock the hell out of these people.

      Never Bet Against Donald John Trump.

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  7. "I wonder why educated and well-read Americans fall for all this, and indeed want more."

    The short answer is they don't have anything else to do.

    When they don't have to worry about clean drinking water or hunting their next meal, they wind up with a lot of free time to invent crap to worry about. And since it feels good to get pissed off, and they can't get pissed at themselves because that defeats their self-righteousness, they have to find someone or something to vent their righteous anger on.
    The real crisis comes when after being presented with facts and logic which show the error in their cause, they get even angrier at you for pointing out the error.

    I'm starting to think all this lashing out since PDJT was elected is the result of these people realizing their socialistic liberal idealism is in fact a lie, but they don't want to admit it.

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  8. Let’s put up a statue honor Saint George. Place it atop the Lincoln memorial.

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  9. It's been 70 years since 1950, with a massive increase Americans matriculating at the higher ed indoctrination centers.

    A corollary with the German people prior to the 1930s.

    "For more than seventy years the German professors of political science, history, law, geography and philosophy eagerly imbued their disciples with a hysterical hatred of capitalism, and preached the war of “liberation” against the capitalistic West. The German “socialists of the chair,” much admired in all foreign countries, were the pacemakers of the two World Wars. At the turn of the century the immense majority of the Germans were already radical supporters of socialism and aggressive nationalism. They were then already firmly committed to the principles of Nazism. What was lacking and was added later was only a new term to signify their doctrine. "
    --von Mises, Ludwig (1947). Planned Chaos

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  10. Don, I appreciate your response, but you do speak of America and Americans. Touting media success, there is no reference to those people, also Americans, who have tuned out completely to ALL so-called 'news' media, and get whatever news they can in dribs and drabs from various internet sources. Underinformed rather than misinformed, to paraphrase Mark Twain, we look for the flaws in everything we read, and often assume the exact opposite of what certain sites claim is the truth. The networks may vie for ratings, but some have actually stated they only want an audience that agrees with their position, and indeed will fact-check to assure the very facts respect their opinion. If " Americans reward" by "accepting the reality presented" as Samuel Goldwyn would say, include me out.

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    1. I take issue with "Underinformed rather than misinformed." I would say informed rather than indoctrinated. Mark Twain said those who don't read the news are uninformed. Looking for alternate sources from a source known to be corrupt is the definition of getting informed. Stay skeptical my friend.

      J in StL

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  11. I think everyone had been trained to need drama along w most younger people being narcissistic, who want the camera on them. What better way to get on the camera than to riot?

    The justice wheels started rolling the day after Me Floyd was killed when his killer went to jail. As he rightly needed to be but that has no drama, no pizzazz. I think the agitators took advantage of our shock and disbelief at Mr Floyd's death to push their own agenda. Now everything is out of control.

    And I'm sorry to say Mr Floyd's family lost me when they called the UN. I'm sorry the U.N. hasn't even sanctioned China for having a million people in prison cramps for not kowtowing to the CCP lines. Reeeaaaly, so they want the U.N. to tell us how to police our own?

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    1. Step 1 - Defund the WHO.
      Step 2 - Defund the UN. (It's a dream of mine.)

      - Gary B

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  12. H.L. Menchen said, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." I think we can apply this to the consumption of entertainment produced by the press, since they have abandoned their original purpose of journalism. - Gary B

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