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The calm before the storm

Republican Propaganda machine maybe running into problems. Although used successfully in recent elections, there may be cracks in the armor of the very institutions that assisted Republicans in their efforts to assume control of most facets of politics in America.  Using this continually growing machine, Republicans gained control of almost every level of United States political offices.

After two scathing defeats by a Black Politician from Illinois named Obama, Republicans knew they had to come up with a different tactic to as they say, take back their White House.  Eventually a light went off in their heads and they decided to take advantage of a readily available Propaganda machine-namely Fox New Network (FNN) and Conservative Talk Radio (CTR).  Many Talking heads on these outlets, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Ingram, etc., threw out the welcome mat to Republicans. Conservative politicians knew they had found a cheap and nation-wide avenue to get out their message.  Talking heads knew they had found a new source of revenue, namely new sponsors, willing to spend big bucks to show their support for the conservative cause.

Listen as CTR and FNN folks go about the business of influencing voters. They appeal to the lack of well thought out reasoning by their listeners. To them, sound logic and reasoning is beyond the reach of most of their listeners and all they have to do is appeal to their passions and compulsions.  One of their most used avenue into the minds of most of their listeners is to introduce fear into their minds.  Appeals to their concern for a safe living environment and an adequate income works wonders.  There are other avenues into the minds of people. Listens as CTR and FNN talk about how the US is view in other Countries. They say other Countries have lost their fear of America, and this equates to a lack of our supremacy and ability to rule.  They say America has lost its recognition as the dominate Nation in the World. They say this is also a lack of respect for US military power.

It is amazing how easily CTR and FNN take advantage of the fears of Americans. A classic example of this is how they convinced their listeners that the US should be afraid of Iran because they are trying to develop a Nuclear weapon. Mind you, they do not have one yet, just trying to produce one. They say the same thing about North Korea. Meanwhile, the US has 6970 Nukes, with over 1700 operational. Russia has a few more operational nukes than the US. They are supposed to be our sworn enemy. Why are we not afraid of an attack from Russia?

Conservative Talk Radio and Fox News Network has convinced their listeners that things got worse including the banking industry, unemployment, home foreclosures, Stock market etc.   after Obama took office. Never mind statistics and facts that prove otherwise in most instances.  Talking heads know they are on to something and are playing it to the hilt.

They may have gone overboard with their continued effort to support Donald Trump.  Entirely too many situations exist where they cannot put a positive spin on the negatives coming out of the White House.  The White House and most Republicans are trying their best to control the news regarding what has and is taking place in the Trump White House. How successful they are is questionable.

CTR and FNN help get the US in to its current predicament.  They must be held accountable for their assistance in misleading the American people. They are just as culpable as the politicians they help put in office. They knew much of what they represented on the air were outright lies and Americans were knowingly deceived.

February 16, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donald Trump ascension to the top

Many people are scratching their heads and wondering how Trump came to power and eventually became President of The United States. His ascension to power has certainly been oversimplified.  One must go back in history to see something comparable to what took place in the 2016 elections. In recent history, Germany is a classic example of what can happen if certain situations exist and an efficient and well-funded propaganda machine is in effect. Germany lost WWI. The loss alone was a bitter pill to swallow for many Germans. The terms under which Germany agreed to end the war virtually destroyed the German economy and left it in shambles and disarray.

One does not have to dig too deeply to see similarities between Hitler and Trump ascension to power. Both took advantage of some of the same situations. For instance,   Today there is clearly a clash between the haves and have not in America as it was in Germany. Trump suggest that America has lost its power and influence in the world. Hitler said the same thing about Germany. Trump says American politicians are not effective and he is going to drain the swamp. Hitler felt those in power were spineless and Germany had totally lost its influence in the world. Trump says the same thing about America. He says trades deals made by America were to the disadvantage of America, and he was going to renegotiate them.  Trump says he will put programs in place that appeases both political parties. He pledged to get rid of laws that causes confusion and unnecessary costs to businesses, especially small ones. A virtually non-functioning Congress was another situation that Trump and his advisors took advantage of, as did Hitler when he observed the chaos in the National Socialist Party.  Trump also had Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio at his disposal as storm troopers. These Propaganda Machines main job was to keep any form of togetherness between The Right and Left at bay.

One thing is noticeably different between Hitler and Trump coming to power.  Hitler did not have an effective propaganda mechanism in place when he began his ascension to power. He had to create one. Trump did not have to create a propaganda machine, thanks to Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) and Fox Finance Network (FFN.)  One America News (OAN) is a relatively new Conservative Cable Propaganda Television station, and is a welcome addition to Right Wing Propaganda apparatus. Factor in the Salem Broadcasting network and the many radio station that carry Fox programing, including sports and one can see how Trump’s message gained such wild appeal. Talking heads Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Cunningham, Ingram, Cain, Medved, Miller and other lesser- known blowhards repeated the Trump message 24 hours per day. No media outlets with left wing leanings could compete with Right Wing programming.  Hitler eventually had the same advantage. Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft came on the scene. Established in 1933 and eventually taken over by the Nazi Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda with direct control of all broadcasting in Germany.

Cox owns Atlanta radio station WSB. Cox also owns Kiss 104.1 NS and THE Atlanta journal Constitution newspaper. WSB is a powerful AM station designated as a Clear Channel Station,   at times, can be heard in Midwestern and East Coast states, especially at night. WSB transmits with 50.000 watts of non-directional power. This is the highest AM power permitted by the Federal Communications Commission.  WSB radio station is an affiliate of Fox News Radio. What you have here is a very effective, efficient and well-oiled and funded Right Wing Propaganda machine. As with Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft, this  station tosses in a mixture of other genres. However, its main agenda is a platform for Conservative Talk Radio (CTR.)

The Trump administration tries to control much of what comes over the news, and has had some success by labeling anything they disagree with as Fake news. Why do you think Trump and his people are telling most news Outlets to shut up? Of course, Fox and other Right leaning outlets were not told the same thing.

February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics | Leave a comment