Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump's Enemy the News Media...then we're talking about an authoritarian state. "This is regime change."

From the early iterations of the Trump campaign, the press was always the enemy, the liars filtering Trump's message to deceive and destroy.

With the help of conservative online news rag Breitbart, Steve Bannon, and a resentful base of emotional basket cases, the established news media is about to lose its relevancy.

In a few last gasps, CNN and Fox News tried and failed to even get even a passing nod of sympathy. The video clip below features Chris Wallace calling out Reince Priebus, who after whining about anonymous sources, used of an anonymous source in an answer. But that was different? Wallace doesn't let up for second:

Yale University History Professor Timothy Snyder wrote a great piece on Trump and Steve Bannon. The following is just a short relevant passage that relates to "the media is the enemy of the American people.":
In an interview with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder said the threat posed by President Donald Trump means “we have at most a year to defend the Republic” and highlighted the role chief strategist Stephen Bannon is playing in that threat.

In addition, Snyder explains that Bannon’s use of the term “opposition” when describing the media is an indicator of talk about an “authoritarian state” because it suggests some type of regime change. When you say that the press is the opposition, than you are advocating a regime change in the United States. When I am a Republican and say the Democrats are the opposition, we talk about our system. If I say the government is one party and the press is the opposition, then I talk about an authoritarian state. This is regime change.

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