By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Yes, whether you know it or if you think it’s benign or just funny it is happening:
The president has launched an online TV network. He’s calling it “real news.”
“Overall, since the president took office, President Trump has created more than 1 million new jobs, the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low, and consumer confidence is at a 16-year high — all while the Dow Jones continues to break records.”
That’s how Kayleigh McEnany, the lead anchor of President Trump’s “real news” series, began her first segment this week on Trump’s Facebook page. In a brisk 90 seconds, she breathlessly pumped pro-Trump propaganda as though it were “nothing but the facts.” [McEnany, a former CNN commentator, has also just been hired as the Republican National Committee spokesperson.]
If you think you’ve seen or heard this type of thing before- you are right, you have. If you are my age you grew up seeing it in PRAVDA, the old state run Soviet Union state sponsored television station. If you are younger you see it in places like North Korea. If you are around the age my parents would be, you recognize it from German propaganda radio. So why should anyone debate or deny what this is? FOX is mild compared to this. This is and will be whatever the Trump machine decides to put out there; aided by Sinclair broadcasting.
For those of you, whatever your reasons who don’t believe this is a plan for America, that it can’t happen here because we are AMERICA; remember that every empire thought the same throughout history and that belief helped in their fall.
This administration is following the same playbook that brought other regimes into power; of course they ultimately failed. There was a lot of bloodshed and horror before they fell but they fell. It would be so much better if we here were wiser than the others and stopped it before it takes hold. It’s already started. We haven’t much time.