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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

They don't care that they don't know, because knowing would mean listening to some nerd sperg out for three hours over jargon no one cares about except other nerds.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

View PostKoyaanisqatsi Bullycide, on 12 January 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostThat One Guy, on 11 January 2017 - 02:37 PM, said:

FYI, the (((news editors))) are doing it on purpose.  They also do something similar in Hollywood movies by getting obvious simple technical computer jargon completely wrong.  Theyre trolling you and theyre laughing at you, goyium.

TOG,

don't assume that Hollywood is smart; they aren't. The only thing they can write with any skill is human drama. Anything holding those scenes together is like a kindergarden hand painting.

Case in point; medical terminology was just as bad until Michael Crichton came along and made ER. The key is that they just don't GIVE A CRAP about all those other things.

Were basically saying the same thing.  Im saying they add these obviously stupid references on purpose b/c they dont give a crap.  Its easier to pull up stock graphics from video games to show cyber hacking then to get the correct footage and references.  So its laziness, but at the same time, they know what they are doing is wrong, so they do it wrong in the same way, on purpose.  In this way they feel like they are mocking the goyium.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

View PostLesbian Change Agent, on 10 December 2016 - 02:40 PM, said:



This fake news thing is a pretty wild gambit and effortlessly plays into Trump's narrative.

I think the reasoning is that if the mass media is viewed as a joke, so better to throw the entire citizen/news/government system out the window entirely and rely on astroturf style social conditioning along clandestine channels.

Another strategic possibility is gas lighting the left base into believing the government is being subverted by Russian agents as the only way of preventing the utter destruction of the party if the email revelations continue to gain steam.

Bringing this back up since it is absolutely what is currently happening. Capitulation of Russian narrative in a golden shower of laughter, along with investigation into Comey/Hillary communications.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

"Fake News" may be a new term but news that is fake has a long and storied history in the United States. Our newspaper of record, the New York Times, provided a particularly infamous case of this in the 1930s. The head of their Moscow Bureau, one Walter P. Duranty, was widely regarded as one of the most reputable American journalists of his era. He won a Pulitzer prize for his coverage of the food crisis in Ukraine in the 1930s. The Nation magazine at the time said he wrote...

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the most enlightened, dispassionate dispatches from a great nation in the making which appeared in any newspaper in the world.

So what did his enlightened, dispassionate reporting have to say about the Holodomor?

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Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda. There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.

His genocide denial earned him the Pulitzer, and the front pages of the New York Times told its millions of readers that the Soviet Union was a really great place. It's often forgotten now, but until the late 1940s popular opinion among the educated class held that the USSR was an ally and friend. Up until the Alger Hiss perjury trials and the Kravchenko libel trial in Paris most of them were deeply ignorant about the true nature of Communist Russia and of the extent of its influence in the US.

In 1944, the Vice President Henry Wallace made an infamous visit to the prison camps in the Kolyma region of Russia. Wallace was accompanied on this journey by a bevy of journalists and the professor/editor of Pacific Affairs Owen Lattimore. Lattimore produced a documentary film of this journey which was shown in theaters throughout the US. As Wikipedia notes,

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In a travelogue for National Geographic, Lattimore described what little he saw as a combination of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority, remarking on how strong and well-fed the inmates were and ascribing to camp commandant Ivan Nikishov "a trained and sensitive interest in art and music and also a deep sense of civic responsibility".

In actuality, Kolmya was one giant concentration camp - an integral part of the Gulag system. A massive gold-mining enterprise, it basically funded the Soviet five year plans. Millions of prisoners labored here through the Stalinist era and hundreds of thousands of them perished. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote that

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the Kolyma was the greatest and most famous island, the pole of ferocity of that amazing country of Gulag which, though scattered in an Archipelago geographically, was, in the psychological sense, fused into a continent — an almost invisible, almost imperceptible country inhabited by the zek people.

A few years after this Owen Lattimore was accused of espionage and he was quietly relieved of his consulting position at the State Department. Of Walter Duranty's reporting, the New York Times would many years later state that it was

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some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper.

But, clearly, they haven't learned their lesson and to this day they continue to peddle fake news while retaining its unwarranted prestige and reputation. I suppose the point of this post is that the media has always been trash and the whole "intrepid, truth seeking journalism" BS is a myth. Now it's just easier to call them on their lies.

Edit: reformatted a quote.

Edited by Harry Dexter Whyte, 02 February 2017 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:42 PM

These are the people lecturing the rest of us about "fake news". (Apologies if this has appeared elsewhere.)

Washington Post, December 31, 2016:

"Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say"

Washington Post, January 2, 2017:

"Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation"



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:28 AM

Here's another article to file under "Doesn't Age Well Post-Election":
https://www.nytimes....cs-is-back.html

Some smarmy egghead over at the failing New York Times recalled a lecture from his freshman PoliSci 101 class at Marxist U and decided to declare that "The Paranoid Style in American Politics Is Back." He's referring to a very influential article in Harper's Weekly from 1964 by the historian Richard Hofstadter in which he declared that paranoia was a central tenet in American political culture.

Written during the 1964 presidential campaign, which of course included as one of its candidates the proto-Trump shitlord Barry Goldwater, it appealed to a liberal intelligentsia fearful of - as Hofstadter himself terms them in his piece - the "Radical Right". The New York Time article brings his ideas back from the grave (where they rightfully belonged) and ascribes them to the Trump phenomenon.

It begins by claiming that...

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The paranoia of the Trump campaign has found expression in the accusation that the Republican establishment in the primaries and now Hillary Clinton and her allies in the general election are committed to rigging the vote to prevent Trump’s rightful accession to the White House.
Viewed in our current context, after "Hillary Clinton and her allies" actually tried to steal the election through electoral college manipulation, it's fair to say that the "paranoia" of the Trump campaign was completely justified in this case.

The piece goes on to quote (((Seth))) Masket of the University of Denver, who worries about the potential for violence as a result of this Drumpfkin paranoia...

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Part of the reason that our nation has been relatively free of political violence is that losers of contests have nearly always accepted their loss and opposed the victor through legitimate means, such as challenging them in future elections or working against their agenda in Congress. The 2000 election was very close and obviously very controversial, but Al Gore nonetheless conceded after the Supreme Court’s ruling. Were Trump and his supporters to continue to argue that the election had been stolen from them, it would mean that they reject nonviolent solutions to political differences. It could jeopardize future elections, undermine the legitimacy of the federal government, and create an environment in which political violence becomes more likely.
Again, this astute political analysis looks even more absurd in the rear-view mirror than it did at the time. Not just the far-Left, but even many middle of the road moderate Democrats now think it is completely okay to bash in the heads of Trump supporters.

It would be worth looking at Hofstadter's own definition of the "paranoid style":

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(It is) made up of certain preoccupations and fantasies: the megalomaniac view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the attribution of gigantic and demonic powers to the adversary.
I suppose I should mention that Hofstadter was Jewish and, though it's an observation straight out of the "paranoid style" he derides, it's not to surprising to me that someone like him would substitute psychological analysis for political analysis. I guess the funny thing, though, is that the above quote really does describe a political movement in the US. It's a movement built on basic fantasies, run by people who view themselves as the Elect, premised on the idea that the people of their side are "persecuted", and prone to attributing to their enemies a certain "demonic" ideology that justifies violence against those who hold it.

Hofstadter's final observation about this type of politics is that it induces...

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a process of psychological projection in which the enemy’s own horrendous conduct is emulated as a supposed way of surmounting it.
The irony of a Jew accusing his opponents of projecting won't be lost on any of you, I assume. Although his point is very applicable, again, to our current political climate - just not in the intended way.

Looking back over it I can't help but marvel at how astute Hofstadter's analysis was and indeed how farsighted the New York Time's revival of his work proved to be. Once you read them as acts of projection in and of themselves, unintentionally self-aware and revealing, they make a lot of sense.

I, for one, agree that its time for us to get serious about the worrying rise of "The Paranoid Style in American Politics".

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:04 AM

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:02 AM

View PostFlying Tiger Comics, on 05 February 2017 - 02:04 AM, said:

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    — CBS News (@CBSNews) February 4, 2017



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