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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:08 AM
Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:30 AM
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.
Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:46 PM
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.
Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:06 PM
So what did his enlightened, dispassionate reporting have to say about the Holodomor?
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,
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
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
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.
Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:42 PM
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"
Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:28 AM
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...
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...
It would be worth looking at Hofstadter's own definition of the "paranoid style":
Hofstadter's final observation about this type of politics is that it induces...
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".
Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:04 AM
Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:02 AM