The two networks have reporters and commentators who will accept as the truth anything said by Donald Trump and, if necessary, make up untruths to advance Donald Trump’s fascist agenda. I will say that at least Fox News has a few commentators who will call out President Trump at times, but not often enough.
To be sure there is a segment of American that buys into anything spouted by Donald Trump and his anti-truth propagators. For the most part this segment of supporters fall into the category shown by Jordan Klepper on The Daily Show (Comedy Central).
It is astonishing that this segment of the population are so ignorant (as in uninformed). Since they so fiercely support a racist, they are by that support a racist or accessories to racism. This does not absolve Trump’s cabinet and well educated associates in our society. They are just as bad, if not worse, because they have the ability to spread the lies and hate to the American public with a voice most of us do not have.
But, for now, we will return to his propaganda outlets and expose their guilty to the country, on almost a daily basis.
The very first propaganda from Trump is his tweet about Martin Gugino, an elderly, lifelong peaceful protestor, who was assaulted by two Buffalo police officers. Trump tweeted:
President Trump got this information from a report by OANN about Martin Gugino. The OANN is an ultra right-wing news organization that has been a favorite of Trump (especially when he is mad at Fox News). The reporter, Kristian Rouz, who broke the story presented on Mr Gugino, has had the following reporting said about him in a Daily Beast article:
Kristian Brunovich Rouz, originally from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, has been living in San Diego, where OAN is based, since August 2017, reporting on U.S. politics for the 24-hour news channel. For all of that time, he’s been simultaneously writing for Sputnik, a Kremlin-owned news wire that played a role in Russia’s 2016 election-interference operation, according to an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community.
Antifa and the progressive left are boogeymen to Donald Trump. He sees them under his bed and in his closet. It would be fair to say that he rails continually about antifa agitators and provocateurs he sees behind every part of the massive peaceful protests going on daily in the United States and the rest of the world.
His propaganda machine goes right along with him, when Americans with their own eyes saw nothing indicating Mr Gugino was a part of antifa.
As you saw in the video, Kaleigh McEnany readily defended Donald Trump. She’s casting his tweet as asking questions and that he had factual information to base his tweet on.
But, this is just one moment in time showing Donald Trump’s less than reassuring behavior. We can reach back into the 70’s to present evidence of his lies. But, I’ll stay to using his lies from the past three plus years and how his staff of fascists push the narrative.
Another example of the propaganda being expressed by Trump’s cronies. On June 1, 2020, protests continued demanding change to end systemic racism in America. A group of protestors were in Lafayette Square outside the White House, in a peaceful gathering. Suddenly, at 6:22pm, the police line rushed forward and attacked these protestors. Tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, batons and shields were used against the protestors. The force used by police was excessive and can not be justified by authorities.
Once the square was cleared we see Donald “Law and Order President” Trump walk over to St John’s Episcopal Church, along with his entourage. The video of them going to the church unfortunately tarnished the reputation of the United States military by having the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff along, wearing his BDU fatigues.
The video below says it all:
Then, as one would expect of these fascists, the lies, counter lies, and finger pointing started. There were strong denials that tear gas was used, only to be walked back by the United States Park Police. Kayleigh “I will never lie to you” McEnany of course put out the “facts” of what happened (by the way, McEnany lied 15 minutes into her very first press conference). The decision to clear the square was made by AG Barr and the Park Police according to McEnany. AG Barr, the head of Donald Trump’s Ministry of Justice, has denied that he gave any orders to clear the square. But, with multiple members of the White House staff claiming it was Barr who gave the order, who is lying is anyone’s guess.
Supposedly, before attacking, the Park Police gave three warnings for the protestors to move out of the area. They also stated that protestors were throwing objects at police, as well as stating the protestors were trying to grab officer’s weapons. Journalist from mainstream media outlets of CNN and NBC state they saw no objects being thrown at police. I am unable to verify the claim of the loudspeaker announcement or any attempts to seize weapons from the police.
All these claims we reiterated by McEnany at the press conferences held at the White House. Trump himself said he didn’t know that the square had to be cleared. Yet, journalists at Trump’s Rose Garden remarks stated they could hear explosions coming from the square. We know, from years of evidence, that Trump never seems to know about any information or actions that have occurred. He’s a regular “Mr I Don’t Know.”
I used, back up in the second paragraph, the word “racist” in reference to Trump and those in his administration that aid & abet Donald Trump in his fascist leadership. Is he really a racist and a fascist? Let’s look at the definition of the two words first. I will use the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
The definition of racism is:
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles b : a political or social system founded on racism 3 : racial prejudice or discrimination
The definition of fascism is:
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition 2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control early instances of army fascism and brutality— J. W. Aldridge
Discussion of Racism and Fascism:
The definition of racism is pretty self explanatory. Fascism can be argued as not applying to Trump and company. However, I believe it does apply and is intentional.
These examples all come from GEN.com unless otherwise noted.
Look at the constant rants about undocumented immigrants at the southern border. He called them “animals” in May of 2017. He has done anything he can to gain funds to build his wall, all without the approval of Congress.
In June of 2017 he said that people from Haiti “all have AIDS.” In the same month he said of Nigerian immigrants that they would never “go back to their huts” after getting to experience the US.
In October 2018, speaking of a large migrant caravan headed towards our southern border, Trump said that there were “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” are mixed in the caravan.
On and on this goes. He has made racist comments about African Americans, Somali Muslims, Hispanics, and any other racial group he disagrees with or inwardly fears. To expect Donald Trump to please anyone other than the politically challenged whites of his base is a waste of time. You’d be better off wishing to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Donald Trump deserves the scorn of America. He has kept the country divided and will continue to do so. Many say he doesn’t know how to heal the nation. I say he does know exactly what he is doing.
Note: This is the first offering on Trump’s Propaganda Ministry. I will be writing more articles calling out his propagandists in his administration, in the elected government, in the media, and those of his voting base.
Until next time