State TV in the U.S. - The Voice of Trump

 
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/the-making-of-the-fox-news-white-house

“Hannity was treated in Texas like a member of the Administration because he virtually is one. The same can be said of Fox’s chairman, Rupert Murdoch. Fox has long been a bane of liberals, but in the past two years many people who watch the network closely, including some Fox alumni, say that it has evolved into something that hasn’t existed before in the United States. Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor of Presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and the author of “Messengers of the Right,” a history of the conservative media’s impact on American politics, says of Fox, “It’s the closest we’ve come to having state TV.”

Is Hannity the new Minister of Propaganda?

“According to the Washington Post, White House advisers have taken to calling Hannity the Shadow Chief of Staff.  A Republican political expert who has a paid contract with Fox News told me that Hannity has essentially become a “West Wing adviser,” attributing this development, in part, to the “utter breakdown of any normal decision-making in the White House.” The expert added, “The place has gone off the rails. There is no ordinary policy-development system.” As a result, he said, Fox’s on-air personalities “are filling the vacuum.”

“Axios recently reported that sixty per cent of Trump’s day is spent in unstructured “executive time,” much of it filled by television. Charlie Black, a longtime Republican lobbyist in Washington, whose former firm, Black, Manafort & Stone, advised Trump in the eighties and nineties, told me, “Trump gets up and watches ‘Fox & Friends’ and thinks these are his friends. He thinks anything on Fox is friendly. But the problem is he gets unvetted ideas.” Trump has told confidants that he has ranked the loyalty of many reporters, on a scale of 1 to 10. Bret Baier, Fox News’ chief political anchor, is a 6; Hannity a solid 10. Steve Doocy, the co-host of “Fox & Friends,” is so adoring that Trump gives him a 12.”

 
 
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If one has cultivated an inner observer, it can be interesting to watch a few minutes of Fox and see how they work to indoctrinate viewers. You can feel them tugging at your brain.

 
 
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icehorse - 06 March 2019 07:50 AM

If one has cultivated an inner observer, it can be interesting to watch a few minutes of Fox and see how they work to indoctrinate viewers. You can feel them tugging at your brain.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/08/why-ford-needs-grapple-with-its-founders-anti-semitism/
This article reports that the mayor of Dearborn, Michigan has fired the editor of a magazine for reminding readers about the senior Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism and support of Hitler.  Trump’s slandering of the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, PBS etc. as ‘fake news’ and his support of Fox News is related to this Dearborn incident..  The senior Henry Ford’s writing indoctrinated many of his factory workers just as Fox is indoctrinating many in Trump’s base, insulating them from the science of global warming and the need to encourage green energy technology. 

As though hypnotized by Trump and his propaganda ministers at Fox News, Trump supporters will watch the U.S. slip into Third World status - China taking the lead.  Why isn’t Dearborn Michigan the center of 75 mpg car production?  Why are bridges across the country crumbling?  Why are workers still cranking railroad switches by hand and trains crashing instead of using state-of-the art computer technology?  Why are old water-mains bursting in town after town? 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-safe-are-americas-railroads-60-minutes/

 

 
 
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06 March 2019 15:24
 

Jobs based on infrastructure re-investment should be a campaign changer in 2020 IMHO.

 
 
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Jefe - 06 March 2019 03:24 PM

Jobs based on infrastructure re-investment should be a campaign changer in 2020 IMHO.

And jobs based on green energy installation.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

1,500,000 rooftops in L.A. County ideal for solar power.  Jobs for laid-off coal miners willing to relocate:  https://www.kcet.org/socal-focus/lots-of-la-county-rooftops-ideal-for-solar-power-finds-ucla-report

 

 
 
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Jefe - 06 March 2019 03:24 PM

Jobs based on infrastructure re-investment should be a campaign changer in 2020 IMHO.

And jobs based on green energy installation.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

1,500,000 rooftops in L.A. County ideal for solar power.  Jobs for laid-off coal miners willing to relocate:  https://www.kcet.org/socal-focus/lots-of-la-county-rooftops-ideal-for-solar-power-finds-ucla-report

 

Agree.  First we have to convince civic and state regulators to stop hamstringing the personal solar industry.
Making laws that limit or prevent installation are still blockers in many sunny states and cities. 
Also we have to damp down on NIMBY by-laws that allow neighbors to object to seeing solar in their neighbor’ properties.

We ‘should’ also change building regulations for new construction that includes standards and requirements for personal solar systems, and energy reflective roof surfaces…and those regulations tend to be very regional, so there’s a lot of different regional by-laws to effect change within.

Finally, we need cost effective solutions to gather, store, and redistribute the solar energy obtained once we wade through the bureaucratic BS.

 
 
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Jefe - 08 March 2019 07:39 AM
unsmoked - 07 March 2019 01:39 PM
Jefe - 06 March 2019 03:24 PM

Jobs based on infrastructure re-investment should be a campaign changer in 2020 IMHO.

And jobs based on green energy installation.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

1,500,000 rooftops in L.A. County ideal for solar power.  Jobs for laid-off coal miners willing to relocate:  https://www.kcet.org/socal-focus/lots-of-la-county-rooftops-ideal-for-solar-power-finds-ucla-report

 

Agree.  First we have to convince civic and state regulators to stop hamstringing the personal solar industry.
Making laws that limit or prevent installation are still blockers in many sunny states and cities. 
Also we have to damp down on NIMBY by-laws that allow neighbors to object to seeing solar in their neighbor’ properties.

We ‘should’ also change building regulations for new construction that includes standards and requirements for personal solar systems, and energy reflective roof surfaces…and those regulations tend to be very regional, so there’s a lot of different regional by-laws to effect change within.

Finally, we need cost effective solutions to gather, store, and redistribute the solar energy obtained once we wade through the bureaucratic BS.

And one way to accelerate this is to redirect subsidies from Big Oil to renewables R&D.

 
 
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08 March 2019 13:20
 

Big Oil should be profitable enough not to require subsidies.

 
 
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Jefe - 08 March 2019 01:20 PM

Big Oil should be profitable enough not to require subsidies.

But it’s hard to get by on a yearly salary of $13,400,000.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-ceo-pay/bp-chief-dudleys-2017-pay-rises-after-previous-years-cut-idUSKBN1H51I3

 
 
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unsmoked - 09 March 2019 12:41 PM
Jefe - 08 March 2019 01:20 PM

Big Oil should be profitable enough not to require subsidies.

But it’s hard to get by on a yearly salary of $13,400,000.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-ceo-pay/bp-chief-dudleys-2017-pay-rises-after-previous-years-cut-idUSKBN1H51I3

Said the 1,000 legged worm
As he gave a mighty squirm
“Has anyone seen that other leg of mine?”
“For if it can’t be found”
“I shall have to hop around”
“On the other 999”.