Cross-posted in Magnana Mouse.
We’ve all heard of “Fake News.” We associate it with the Russian Intelligence coup of our government.
Don’t give the bread-line Russian vodka-drunkski’s all that much credit for the how-to. They are just using OUR psycho-tech. We have been doing this since the 90’s. It took a little slip during the Bush cleanup in 2004 that prompted this 2005 story about it (New York Times). Oops. Wasn’t supposed to be known about then either.
Our foreign intelligence was probably using it, themselves, but this was a DOMESTIC play from the ashes of the end of the Cold War. Where some commie child-army dumbass hackers took it is only notable because we were dumb enough to slip in a puddle of our own pee dribbling down our leg and fall for it. Not all that surprising, though, as we all know how well any establishment deals with fresh ideas straight out the oven.
One step further, though, is how we still use it domestically. MSNBC conspires with *someone* to pimp out a meme with this video:
It’s just a commercial, but it’s not just anything. The reporter isn’t a reporter. She and “Milton” there are reading from a script. It’s propaganda.
Good propaganda, I suppose. Showing that black men shouldn’t be feared because they’re black men. Um, it shows that blacks, targeted unequally and arguably, very unfairly don’t hold grudges? That black men are very pro-police state and pro military. If I were running a PR campaign to try sneaking the pussy caps off protesters, this would certainly have been a concept I would have sponsored.
If those are actual officers of the law in the background, it really begs the question of who produced this and got MSNBC to air it.
Just keep your eyes open and don’t assume anything.