Saturday, March 23, 2019

What's The Message?

What’s the message here? I really didn’t want to click CNN’s link worded, “Voter on Ocasio-Cortez: She’s ridiculous”. 

Hmm, I think I see where this is going. I mean, what could possibly give me the notion that corporate media has a corporate bias?

Cynicism and curiosity got the best of me, and I clicked. It was a three minute segment on Erin Burnett’s program.

At the link, CNN posted the headline saying,  “Moderate voters Skeptical of Ocasio-Cortez”. 

OK, we’ve transitioned from just “voter” to “moderate voters” in a rural area of Pennsylvania that Trump won.

Imagine my shock. It seems AOC Derangement Syndrome has spread from FOX(R) to CNN. My suspicion was confirmed.

The so-called moderate “Voters we spoke to” said they would not support ANY Democratic candidate so far. (Turns out they are rural white Trump voters, and “for the border wall”.)

The couple said, “They identify as moderate and have no regrets leaving the Democratic Party.”

Um, because the Party of Trump is more “moderate”? 

Gee, that’s a lot of certainty and conviction in those rural white folks.

Well, “real Americans” must know better than the rest of us. Trump-voting, wall loving, socialism-fearing "moderates" must have their sound reasons for not voting for Democrats.

They declare they have “No interest in going back because they have real issues with its emerging leaders".

Emerging leaders. They must be referring to the declared presidential candidates, amirite?


Turns out AOC, a first term House Representative, is a “leader” already. And she’s a scary Democratic Socialist.

“Too bizarre...ridiculous" Her Green New Deal will “lose jobs, lose wages”. 

Isn’t it odd how those “moderates” seem to be parroting Trump and Republican talking points?

“They’re more liberal, tending to be socialists”, warned another rural white male. Fellow Pennsylvanian Joe Biden might be OK. “People like him”, because he’s “moderate”, just “as long as he doesn’t get to the socialism part of it”.

CNN could have been honest and titled the piece, “Trump Voters Fear Socialism”.

Thank Mammon, our one true sacred god of the free market, we have been alerted to the dangers of democratic socialism by Trump voters and corporate media.

Thank you CNN, for regurgitating the far Right’s fear-mongering socialism phobia. And thanks for spreading that FOX(R) AOC Derangement Syndrome. 

Fellow corporate-owned entities like FOX(R) and the Party of Trump appreciate the help.


Jefferson's Guardian said...

When the corporate state - through the corporate media - speaks, the so-called moderates put their tails between their legs and cower like the fearful under-thinking beings they've allowed themselves to become.

Another score for the corporate state.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

'Too bizarre...ridiculous'. [AOC's] Green New Deal will 'lose jobs, lose wages'." ~~ Dave Dubya

Quite the opposite, actually. Just as the original New Deal created jobs, created infrastructure, so will a new green variety.

Of course, moderates refuse to see the forest for the trees.

Dave Dubya said...

It all goes back to the corporate media "standards". Republicans are never criticized for their shift to the far Right. But Democrats are chastened for going "too far Left", while a racist white nationalist greedhead like Trump is in the damn White House, leading an extreme far Right Party that is openly at war with democracy.

This is how the "moderate center" is full of authoritarian Trump voters screeching about socialism.

Yeats was a prophet.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"...Democrats are chastened for going 'too far Left', while a racist white nationalist greedhead like Trump is in the damn White House, leading an extreme far Right Party that is openly at war with democracy." ~~ Dave Dubya

And the corporate mainstream media leads the charge.

Fascism has always shared the same dance-card with the corporatists. They're very compatible bedfellows.

Just the Facts! said...

Obstruction was when Loretta Lynch met BJ Clinton on the tarmac in Arizona.

No liberal progressive cared about that.

Hillary violated the Official Records Act by deleting 30,000+ subpoenaed emails.

No liberal progressive cared about that.

So the Mueller investigation found no collusion or conspiracy with the Russians and dems vow to keep looking.

Makes perfect sense.

Dave Dubya said...

Now the American authoritarians and their Russian allies are cackling with delight that Putin’s Puppet has been "totally exonerated".

Never mind this detail: "While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

So, what? Putin's Puppet joins O.J. Simpson in being "totally exonerated", amirite?

No obstruction was found when Lynch met Clinton.

No indictments for Hillary's deleted emails.

Yet Trumpists still chant, "lock her up", don't they?

Goes both ways. Except siding with Putin over US Intelligence, and allowing Putin more unobstructed interference in our elections betrays our country.

"But her EMAILS!!!" What about them. No secrets were passed on to Russians like Trump gave them in the Oval Office after boasting about firing Comey to stop the investigation.

"Russia, if you're listening.." WAS collusion.

The Trump Tower meeting with Russian agents WAS collusion.

Firing Comey to shut down the investigation WAS obstruction. Only Trump loyalist Barr, not Mueller, made the decision it wasn't obstruction.

And O.J. was guilty, too.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"Makes perfect sense. ~~ Timothy L. Trueblood V (or to everyone here, simply as Vern)

No, Vern, what makes perfect sense is your total buy-in to whatever the mobster-in-chief says.

The dickhead says he's totally exonerated on all obstruction charges, and you parrot it.

I see why H. Clinton labeled your kind "deplorable".