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str_el_boi posted:

btw the Daily Caller fucked up their new comments system and right now instead of having a thread for every article they're just all dumped into one communal feeding frenzy of confused angry idiots, if anyone wants to go have some fun

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babyhueypnewton posted:

Also liberals are developing a new stab-in-the-back myth for cops

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/24/us/police-resignations-protests-asheville.html

Various friends and relatives had stopped speaking to her because she was a cop. During a protest in June around Police Headquarters, a demonstrator lobbed an explosive charge that set her pants on fire and scorched her legs.

She said she was spit on. She was belittled. Members of the city’s gay community, an inclusive clan that had welcomed her in when she first settled in Asheville, stood near her at one event and chanted, “All gay cops are traitors,” she said.

With some new homonationalism thrown into an old American fascist mythology.

lmao my dude………… you don’t know shit about Asheville

#765
everything in that story is 100% plausible and it owns
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cars posted:

everything in that story is 100% plausible and it owns

That it happened doesn't prevent it from being mythologized. Whether Vietnam vets were spit on or not (or Germany was stabbed in the back by politicians) is missing ideological function of these historical moments. I think we're saying the same thing though.

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https://kotaku.com/american-troops-are-pulling-out-of-afghanistan-leaving-1847229230

Screenshots of Bagram after the troops left show low-level Pokemon, normally easily defeated, stuck guarding locations, perhaps indefinitely. A tiny Lotad has defended the former Warrior Chapel at Bagram for 10 days, while a lowly Aron has defended a memorial to a fallen servicemember for about two weeks.

#769
more fake “bipartisan” CNN/Fox News/etc. “crime wave” scare shit, with the “data” attributed to pig departments, pig unions or political lobbying groups. here’s all the links on it worth reading:
#770
Did they push or constantly publish the “defund the police” line last summer knowing that many smaller jurisdictions would be facing huge budget shortfalls and would at least consider it in public meetings (even tho almost none actually followed through on the rhetoric) and that following the huge drop due to covid crime would return to levels similar to 2019 so that now they could push this “crime wave” narrative with a bunch of “xyz crime is up 60% over last year” numbers to spike the whole idea?
#771
No... CNN, etc., repeated and reported "defund the police" last summer because there were massive popular uprisings in the U.S. in favor of defunding...

...and against the real and horrible abuses of police that had been undeniably documented and spread through the entire population gaining ready access to digital cameras, which in turn provided the drive for those uprisings...

...and those uprisings were happening in major cities all over the country, cities that were otherwise cleared out because of a plague, and it was impossible to ignore, and people wanted to read about it, and that sells advertisements...

...and that reporting happened because CNN's liberal audience wanted to vicariously live through those uprisings out of frustration with a Republican in the White House (while Fox News's audience wanted to dream about their little fantasy-fash race war)...

...and because that audience loves to gawk at horror stories about KKK police and feel superior in their smug stealth-style racism vs. the garish, open kind, so long as someone out there doesn't it connect it with their actual position in society vs. those who tend to be brutally beaten, raped and murdered by the police, or to witness that firsthand in their own neighborhoods. (and the Fox audience, impotent ham-person weekend-hubcap-polishers that they are, wanted to live vicariously through those beatings, rapes and murders and dream of so very much more.)

even on the side of the "liberal" mainstream media, that was NEVER going to translate into long-lasting support for anti-pig sentiment from the Washington-establishment/Democrat-friendly types once a Democrat got into office, once the propaganda element disappeared for e.g. CNN's little mind-war with Trump...

ESPECIALLY Democrats like the Biden-Harris administration, who were so gratefully ready to fall into convoy-line with the top cops in Washington that they did a 180-degree slide-spin on Red Chinese conspiracy theories about COVID-19 the very moment the CIA said "Oh wait we found some other completely non-analyzed 'intelligence' in a broom closet at Langley." The Trump business made it very clear the agencies are willing to do the nastiest shittiest things still to defend their turf; the pigs say jump now and the White House negotiates how high and for what in return...

...because alllllllllllllllllllllllll that open collaboration against Trump, with the top cops, the security agencies, the "intelligence community", etc., well... the "anonymous source"-dependency machine was always there, keeping reporters in the dark and feeding them shit, and the reporters depending on that for exciting scoops in an age where the newspaper is all but dead...of course, the right-wing Democrat/top cop machine has been there as long as the Democrats and the fed-cop agencies have coexisted... and now that machinery has been tuned up and freshly oiled and well-maintained through constant contact, and it's social technology that goes all by itself so long as that happens. The DemoKKKrat / KKKop / KKKocktail circuit / "proud liberal media" nexus.

...i get the desire to look for patterns and try to counter them, I really really do, but I ask that people please don't fall into this moan and groan shit that has utterly consumed a lot of DSA-style "leftist discourse" over the Iraq war protests, the Occupy encampments, etc., and sometimes even conversations among people who should be able to separate the good from the bad and weigh it rationally. Again, I'm not questioning anyone's motivations, but objectively that ends up helping the pigs, to turn every twist and turn into this massive long game on their part with the teleological ultimate goal being whatever's happening right now.
#772
I agree with most of that but think there is more than just a simple answer here. You make fair points about alternative motivations. But I would point towards the prominence of defunding in all the reporting. There is potentially a case to be made that sincere BLM activists (and the most radical of them at that) were the most organized, took advantage of a moment and pushed their line into the forefront of the movement. But there were years of the media ecosystem and all their dem/liberal allies co-opting the BLM narrative to twist it towards “more training” “reasonable reforms” etc. Why couldn’t they have done that again? And if they decided that that route was not going to be a viable option in 2020, they just decided to retreat from the field against the most radical position with no other push back? I could believe that 2020 was truly a win for BLM, and I have argued that exact position elsewhere but I disagree that we should just accept that without a second thought on the implied premise that the pigs have no long game. I don’t believe mockingbird ever stopped, I don’t believe that the cia in years long attack on trump had no foresight to think of how hamming up BLM protests last summer would play out in the years to come. Sure let’s not make out our enemies to be super villain masterminds that have thought of every move and planned ten steps ahead, but to do the opposite and assume that there is no long term thinking beyond any given push and the most shortsighted market goals seems to me to be just as much of an error.
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solidar posted:

to do the opposite and assume that there is no long term thinking beyond any given push and the most shortsighted market goals seems to me to be just as much of an error.

i guess i'll have to be worried if i ever do that lol. see you in my next massive post in the KKKonspiracy thread

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was visiting family over the holiday, NPR was parroting all the military propaganda fall-of-Saigon-style stuff about Troops leaving that base in Afghanistan, mom was like "Who cares!! We should have left years ago, we should have left a DECADE ago" and shut the radio off. she remembers Nixon and the Vietnam War and is getting really fed up with the pro-Troop/Spook stuff from Liberal Media lately. i love my parents
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cars posted:

was visiting family over the holiday, NPR was parroting all the military propaganda fall-of-Saigon-style stuff about Troops leaving that base in Afghanistan, mom was like "Who cares!! We should have left years ago, we should have left a DECADE ago" and shut the radio off. she remembers Nixon and the Vietnam War and is getting really fed up with the pro-Troop/Spook stuff from Liberal Media lately. i love my parents

it's pretty interesting to me how lockstep the familiar media goblins have been on the sniveling Lost Cause Stabbed In The Back We Chose To Lose white savior bullshit and how thoroughly absolutely everyone who is an actual person, regardless of political orientation, are rejecting that. at this point the "liberal consensus" has constricted down to a little isolated circle of idiots getting paid to talk to themselves in the mirror

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57780023

Foreign video bloggers denouncing what they say is negative coverage of China on highly controversial subjects such as Xinjiang are attracting large numbers of subscribers on platforms like YouTube.

In recent years, the "vloggers" have been increasingly presenting themselves as China-lovers, spreading Communist Party disinformation.

YouTube labels Chinese state media like broadcaster CGTN as government-funded. But there is little policing when it comes to individuals promoting similar narratives.

Some vloggers are suspected of co-operating with state-owned outlets to spread China's rhetoric to the world. But it's far from clear what really motivates them, or how effective this strategy is.

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shriekingviolet posted:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57780023Foreign video bloggers denouncing what they say is negative coverage of China on highly controversial subjects such as Xinjiang are attracting large numbers of subscribers on platforms like YouTube.

In recent years, the "vloggers" have been increasingly presenting themselves as China-lovers, spreading Communist Party disinformation.

YouTube labels Chinese state media like broadcaster CGTN as government-funded. But there is little policing when it comes to individuals promoting similar narratives.

Some vloggers are suspected of co-operating with state-owned outlets to spread China's rhetoric to the world. But it's far from clear what really motivates them, or how effective this strategy is.

its fucked up that these freaks can express their non state dept. endorsed opinions on line

#781

are understood to have been aware of. lmao
#782
"Someone let us look at some things they had for a while or something, we guess. We asked their friends and they said they wouldn't lie to us." ...they aren't even trying to hide how little they believe what they're reporting. did someone piss someone off over there
#783
"a highly unusual leak", "said to be consistent", the writer and editor behind that article are practically throwing a tantrum over the smoke getting blown up their asses. probably hacks who have pumped themselves up as hardnosed experts on Moscow and know that as soon as their colleagues read this, they'll be bumped down a couple tiers for carrying CIA/MI6 turds to market in their mouths
#784
ive been in this game for a while and let me tell you, this is highly consistent with my prejudices and affirms all of the other transparent bullshit i have been credulously believing for the last five years or so
#785
*is understood to have been aware of*
#786
that "secret Russia leak where they all talk like super-villains" story isn't on CNN dot com's front page or its "World" page or even its "Europe" or "Asia" page right now, when usually they'd be all over it for a couple days at least, not just writing on it but blowing it up as big as they can. Judging from that and a Guardian story that seems to be punching itself in the nuts, these "documents" must be EXTREMELY shady-seeming to the usually-obedient press corps. I wonder if they're going to drop this before it turns into another dodgy-dossier scandal, or if they're just going to cycle back around to it over and over trying to shore it up with more "leaks", hoping to imprint the idea into public memory.
#787
honestly I'm also wondering if that same press corps is so self-satisfied with the Russia-conspiracy business as a propaganda success they know they helped conjure out of thin air, they're actually embarrassed that some of their "anonymous sources" have decided to go a step too far and apparently forge documents they're showing around as genuine. it IS kind of gauche, a little too P. T. Barnum for the current hucksters' brand.
#788
"we were in the vicinity of the truth"
#789
Inquisitor: Joan, do you know whether or not you are in God's grace?

Joan d’Arc: Intelligence agencies are understood to have been aware of the documents for some months and to have carefully examined them.
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#791
okay, but consider this: Kosovo with teh fwiggin gundams
#792
in my next post in this thread i will post a bunch of Extreme Lmao Creepy excerpts from CNN's latest attempt at selling the China Covid Hoax.

the only note i have here is that "Haines" is Avril Haines, the current Director of National Intelligence for United $naKKKe$.

but otherwise, i have nothing, i can't come up with funnier punch lines on purpose than CNN did by accident.
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cars posted:

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cars posted:

Weird campaign from the Taiwan Tourism Board.

#799
Another place where Posting fails me is trying to mock CNN Underscored, CNN's entire front-page section of servile infomercials groveling at the feet of consumer industry, as dwindling viewership and near-universal ad-block destroy even its half-hearted posture at independence from its sponsors. Fawning and toadying beyond not just parody but even plain old sarcasm

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