A former cable news anchor known for spreading propaganda joined the outrage brigade at President Donald J. Trump’s use of the word “animal” in describing a vicious gang, despite once having called Trump an animal himself.
“Have you ever seen a caged animal pacing and baring its fangs? With President Trump lashing out, I think that what we are seeing here is fear, a deep fear of a world closing in. After all fear is what an animal in a cage really is feeling,” Rather said in a Dec. 2017 Tweet.
But Friday, Rather added to the chorus of faux-outraged media, political, and celebrity types who condemned Trump for using the word “animal” to describe vicious MS-13 gang members.
“The President likening human beings to animals is despicable. I’ve seen this playbook before, words weaponized into bloodshed. His sneering rhetoric must be denounced. All who remain silent stand on the side of an insidious and dangerous scapegoating of our fellow human beings,” he said.
Democrats once again defended the gang after an out-of-context clip was posted by a random Twitter user, claiming that Trump referred to asylum seekers as animals. In reality, it was the same clip in which Trump referred to MS-13 members as such.
The media, including the father of fake news himself, fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. As often chronicled on this site, American media is an awful, no-good, propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.
Rather even acknowledged that the clip was out of context – but did not delete his Tweet slamming POTUS.
“I am aware that comments of the President likening people to animals were made a while back in the context of gang members in the U S. I still believe the words are wrong and part of a larger and ongoing effort to create division over the complicated issue of immigration,” he said.
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Jim Acosta Calls Conservative Media a “Disinformation-Industrial Complex” and “Potential Existential Threat”
Project much, Jim?
CNN’s Jim Acosta appeared on Brian Stelter’s Sunday morning show “Reliable Sources” to call conservative media a “potential existential threat” that could “cause more suffering.”
Referring to the on-screen graph that shows a significant drop in engagement with Trump-related articles, Stelter asked Acosta if he thought this “quiet period” was temporary. Acosta replied as follows:
“I think it is temporary. I do think what this country faces right now […] I describe it as the disinformation-industrial complex, and that is Trump and his people, conservative outlets like Fox News, and then conservative websites and organizations aligned with the president, and conservative platforms. These three pillars of this disinformation-industrial complex essentially helped put Trump in power, kept him in power, sustained his grip on the Republican Party, and it remains a threat to our democracy. It is the reason why there were hundreds of Trump supporters storming the Capitol on January 6. And until that poison, that toxin, is drained from the national political discourse in this country, Brian, I do think that these forces represent a potential existential threat to this country and have the potential to come back and cause more suffering in the days to come.”
Acosta does not seem to realize, however, that the popularity and influence of right-wing outlets like Big League Politics are direct consequences of “journalists” like him and networks like CNN. They’re the original traffickers in disinformation and in fanning the flames of fearmongering. Alternative conservative media would not have taken off if the mainstream media weren’t so unbearably leftist.
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