Long before the FBI, CIA, DNI and NSA figured out that Russia was bombarding social media with an avalanche of disinformation, fake news and bots, a fellow blogger, Rob Goldstein of Art by Rob Goldstein.com had been sounding the alarms about this issue for several months in advance of the US presidential election day. And others including myself picked up on the mantle.
Tidbit: In months July/ August 2017 watch groups have noted a 5300% increase in Russian bots/ trolls demanding the firing of the NSA secretary, General H.R. McMaster.
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On August 4, 2017, Shimon Prokupezc, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez of CNN penned the following report, “Exclusive: FBI tracked ‘fake news’ believed to be from Russia on Election Day.”
“The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake…
It was a list of 113 words for use in attacks on progressive ideas
“Words and phrases are powerful,” wrote Gingrich.
“…memorize as many as possible and remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used.”
“Apply these (words) to the opponent, their record, proposals, and their party.”
The words on his list were: “traitors, betray, sick, pathetic, lie, liberal, radical, hypocrisy, corruption, permissive attitude, greed, self-serving, ideological, anti-flag, anti-family, anti-child, anti-jobs, unionized bureaucracy, impose, and coercion.”
Republicans branded Democrats as, “sick, pathetic, incompetent, liberal traitors whose self-serving permissive attitudes promote a unionized bureaucracy and an anti-flag, anti-family, anti-child, anti-job ideology.”
America’s corporate media is abuzz with hip Nazi’s and downtrodden alt-Whiteys who reportedly ‘repudiated’ Obama and Democrats by rigging the Electoral College and losing the popular vote by 2.5 million votes.
I thought we might go back a mere 36 years to the 1980’s, when reporters called a bigot a bigot.
This 1980 CBS News video examines the methods the Ku Klux Klan uses
to indoctrinate children.
As I watched this flick I wondered if the children in this video became today’s 50ish Red State Trump voters.
The video suffers some degradation but its worth watching.