With our politicians and their media counterparts endless meddling by manipulating emotions and playing it very loose (if as l all) with facts…

Who needs any Russians???

Seriously. They’re just mad Russia invaded their turf. “Hey, hey! Only we lie and manipulate!”
Emotional manipulation, verses logical issue based reasoning in political persuasion, was pioneered by Bill Bernbach in the 1964 presidential campaign .
He was the driving force behind LBJs advertising.
The infamous daisy ad actually only aired once prior to the 1964 election and was just one of a few other ads that ran more often.
It was the daisy commercial that is still talked about to this day.
smithsonianmag.com/history/how-da…
The implication being “Goldwater will kill us all”, while very cleverly not actually saying it, giving an out if called on the fallacy. That ad opened Pandora’s box. Emotionally charged, deceitful negative campaigning is born.
During the 2016 election the ‘Goldwater rule’ came up for the first time in years.

The (APA) rule prohibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they had not examined prior.
psychiatry.org/newsroom/goldw…
This came about due to a questionnaire being sent to 12,356 psychiatrists of which 2,417 (20%) responded and 1,189 (49% / <10% over all) said he was unfit to serve as POTUS and ‘Fact’ magazine published the ‘findings’.

Bit miss leading cover yes?
Goldwater later successfully sued the publication for slander. At least the APA recently reaffirmed the ‘Goldwater Rule’. 👍

Apparently, Bandy X. Lee missed the memo...
washingtonexaminer.com/no-vox-thats-n…
One of Reagan’s cabinet members was dragged though the mud and destroyed in the press. After his full exoneration, Raymond J. Donovan, Labor Secretary from ‘81 to ’85, famously asked “Which office do I go to get my reputation back?”
washingtonpost.com/archive/politi…
Secretary Donovan was indicted by…
An appointed special council... 🤔
nytimes.com/1981/12/30/nyr…
It took about 6 years to be exonerated, but the damage was done.

Turns out there is no 'office of recovered reputations'.
nytimes.com/1987/05/26/nyr…
“Why are you bring up old 💩?” some might ask?
To establish the long trend.
There are mountain ranges of examples but well get to more recent examples now. 👍
Just about anything evolving Gloria Allred…
not even getting into it…
#justSaying
If she trots them out, be suspicious...
Jesse Jackson claimed, unchallenged (but ridiculed after the fact) on national cable broadcast that small arms can take down commercial aircraft and trains... 🙄 And they're (weapons) regularly available on line... Wow.
We cannot even get the truth from the director of national intelligence. While before a congressional oversight committee, James Clapper lied under oath. Yet somehow we are expected to listen to him now???
politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
CBS long time primetime news anchor Dan Rather rolls out forged papers that were intended to damn President Bush’s ANG record and create a faux scandal before the 2004 election.
To this day Dan stands behind his ‘reporting’. After the documents were proven to be forgeries, Dan’s career was effectively over. Until it wasn’t. He’s back around in a lesser capacity.
nbcnews.com/id/6055248/ns/…
Standing behind his reporting of verified forgeries didn’t deter from his receiving a life time achievement award. Why his anchor desk gig cut short in 2005 wasn’t mentioned. 🤣
hollywoodreporter.com/news/dan-rathe…
But.... Russia 🇷🇺
Can’t trust the news anchor… how about a United States senator, on the senate floor, not just any senator, the majority leader Harry Reid, surely we can trust him? … NOPE.
When called out on the obvious false account, claiming Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes in years, he simply scoffed and said “it worked, didn’t it?” That’s colder than Siberian permafrost, Conrad Reid.
washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…
We’ve all heard of the IRS targeting scandal.
What the media won’t tell you is that was voter suppression.
Obviously, because if they reported that correctly… it would be a much, much bigger deal.
I’ll never forget, in 2012 I recall a talking head say “the TEA party has been oddly quite this election cycle”. I specifically remember this, after hearing the question, I pondered on it, it WAS odd. Once the IRS scandal details came out… I immediately connected the dots.
Stalling the applications, stalls their fund raising abilities, with suppresses messaging getting out and so forth.

There are at least 2 SCOTUS cases establishing an individuals money is an extension of their speech.

Buckley v. Valeo & Citizens United v. FEC
The inability to fund raise stifles speech, preventing conservative groups in particular from organizing support groups thus suppressing the vote.

But hey, not a smidgen of corruption. 🙄
npr.org/2017/10/27/560…
Matter of fact the 2012 presidential campaign was played very dirty... #FactsMatter detailed key points in this thread a while back.
In the 2016 election, Bob Kramer, on behalf of the Clinton campaign, caught on camera sending paid agitators to Trump rallies.
Russians never got close to such subterfuge... They WISH!
independentsentinel.com/project-verita…
Here is a well presented thread laying out about 30 different stories where the facts are very likely just assumed then ascribed to an ‘unnamed source’ or 'persons with information' or,
my favorite... 'someone familiar with Trump's thinking'. 🤣
This thread is about an 8 oz glass of examples, to the Pacific Ocean of instances to draw from.
But does wet the whistle to make the point.
With friends like this, who needs enemies?
The intensified Russia interference paranoia we’re hearing is priming the pump for an anticipated disappointing midterm for the democrats.
The scape goat is being readied now. wsj.com/articles/u-s-i…
Bottom line, all the Russian interference and misinformation is nothing by contrast to what we perpetrate upon ourselves. #perspective #FactsMatter
Bad information is countered with good information… not censorship.

St. Augustine puts it best...

“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.”

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As most of us expected, Brett Cavanaugh was confirmed as the 114th Supreme Court Justice.

After a particularly contentious confirmation process rife with rumor, innuendo and salacious accusations: largely described “palace intrigue” in the mass market media.
The notable decline in decorum with regard to judicial nominees within the united states senate has not gone unnoticed.
The correspondents were discussing whether there was a need to fundamentally change the senate or the Judicial confirmation process at least.
Of course my reflex reaction is: NO! Often reflex reactions can be wrong.
With little doubt do we have the same idea.
The talking heads would probably want to further bastardize the senate in some shape or form.
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🔹Healthcare
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Healthcare 👇
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🤣 That's hilarious. So this clown chimes in with this snarky comment. The irony is, it is she that is the partisan hack that doesn't know what she's talking about.
I noted Holder to be first cabinet official held in contempt of congress (fact BTW)
I promptly respond, using partisan sources, her partisan sources... @nytimes and @politico to show her her error. I love when cocky idiots step to me, it's great!
Not one word in response... I mean, what do you say to that? Must have been a blow to the ego. Clearly blocking me is the answer 🤣 what a total LOSER!
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Given it's not exclusive, however, this proposal will bring every beatnik leftist wanna be kid to the poles in droves...
I'm not knocking it... I probably support this and had a living off the care giver laws. I am watching the small guy getting run over and people that sold major wieght for years become "legitimized" taking over much of the industry here.
For example most grow stores, especially ME owned, have massive illegal grows behind them, same with dispensaries. I've watched one major player criminal after the next step into these roles because they have the cash.
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@JohnJamesMI rocking ya out until election day. 👍🦅🗽🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

For God & County!
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My favorite 2 flags are featured in each pic too! 🇺🇸🦅
First is my Mount Vernon flag, named because it was first flown on the flag pole of Washington's estate. Forget the day, the certificate is particularly in frame. This flag has been bannered in my home office ever since.
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@twitter you guys really siphoned all the fun out of your platform. @jack obsession with lopsided censorship is reaching new levels.🤐

Mere Conservative ideas; GOTTA GO! 🤬

Known, recognized terrorist organizations funding and recruitment;
meh, no biggie...🤯

This is 🐂💩!
What do I mean?
#JamesWoods #ThomasWictor #GavinMcinnes #OwenBenjamin to name just a few... Can't have them.
No no.
But this crap is perfectly fine...
I was watching a 1977 episode of 'Soap' last night, this program could not be produced today. Not because Billy Crystal's gay character was concidering a sex change, attempted suicide, then opted against the sex change... No, this scene cought my attention... 👇
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