(Natural News) While we’ve reported a lot about the censorship of Conservatives over the past many years, we get a good look at the direction that ‘censorship’ will take should Joe Biden be elected President in this new story over at Yahoo News titled “Biden’s First War Would Have To Be Against Propaganda”.
(Article by Stefan Stanford republished from AllNewsPipeline.com)
With Democrats labeling ‘propaganda’ as anything that paints them in a bad light or anything that exposes the truth, and the ‘real propaganda’ actually being the drivel peddled by the mainstream media for arguably decades or more now, the Yahoo story paints a very bleak picture for ‘independent news’ should Biden somehow steal this election, especially with the Washington Post having previously incorrectly labeled the large majority of pro-Trump, pro-America news websites as ‘Russian propaganda’.
And with that 2016 Post story published soon after the election nothing more than them promoting a ‘McCarthyite blacklist’ of websites which went against the msm/globalist/democrat party line/lies and against Hillary Clinton during that 2016 election, can you even imagine America without websites such as Zero Hedge, The Economic Collapse Blog, SHTFPlan, Steve Quayle, the Organic Prepper, Natural News, Summit News, Bare Naked Islam, American’s Freedom Fighters and many others?
The ‘Prop or Not’ list which singles out many of those websites and hundreds more is still online at their website (which we won’t link to) and saved here at archive, and as we can see by taking a look at their ‘list’, should Joe Biden somehow manage to take all those websites down, Kamala Harris or whoever takes Biden’s place on the presidential ballot in 2024 would be running virtually unopposed, with a complete monopoly on the flow of information, with democrats already ‘owning‘ big tech and the mainstream media.
So let’s first take a look at this nothing-less-than-Orwellian story from Yahoo News before we continue below with a look at the latest attempts by democrats and ‘big tech’ to steal this election for Joe Biden by undertaking a massive purge of Conservative voices.
The asymmetry of the two major parties is driven in part by information asymmetries that feed extremism. The decades-long project of Fox News and the conservative movement to destroy shared truth has paved the way. Regular imbibers of Fox News, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, occupy a climate more extreme than other Republicans, who tend to have more varied and less dishonest information sources.
As insidious as Fox is, it appears almost benign compared with other feeders of fanaticism around Trump. Devotion to Trump requires not only defying the facts revealed by journalism, history, science and lived experience. It requires disbelieving the literally dozens of former Trump loyalists who openly dispute MAGA fantasies and see the president as childish, solipsistic, vindictive and uninterested in, or incapable of, doing his job. Meanwhile, Trump’s baseless accusations against others routinely turn to dust.
Some Trump supporters willfully ignore these realities. Others don’t care or perversely admire his corruption and incompetence. Both mindsets will persist even if Trump is removed from office in January.
Men like Donald Trump don’t prosper in a healthy political culture. The emergence of a reality-based conservative information sphere — the Bulwark is a new example — is a necessary but insufficient development. The alienation of the MAGA base from realistic national narratives will continue to play out in criminal plots, pizza obsessions and dangerously unhinged right-wing politics that enjoys the imprimatur of leading Republicans. The U.S. won’t return to anything like political health so long as tens of millions live in a dystopian triangle bounded by MAGA, Facebook and Fox.
Experts call for more aggressive actions by the news media and social media companies to combat disinformation. Both have improved upon their abysmal 2016 performance, but it’s not enough.
Even amid acute polarization, the most effective alternative to mass disinformation may be the White House. Trump has deployed it to spread countless lies. But his success proves that no media source can compete with the White House in establishing the flow and parameters of information. Even those who recognize the Trump administration’s falsehoods and the damage they have done to government credibility still bend to its gravity.
There are limits, of course. All sorts of calumny spread through right-wing media when Barack Obama was president. Moreover, there is little evidence that Republican politicians not named Mitt Romney will denounce propaganda — including Russian-sourced disinformation — if they think it provides a partisan advantage. (ANP: There they go with the ‘Russian-sourced disinformation’ again!)
Yet Obama largely refrained from directly attacking disinformation aimed at undermining his presidency. That may or may not have been a partisan mistake. But beyond partisan self-interest, the cost of his administration’s reticence was high. With a more concerted effort, the presidency has the power to yoke the misinformed more closely to fact, if only by degrees.
No doubt the most unhinged, such as the Michigan conspirators, would be undeterred by pronouncements from a Biden White House. To the MAGA cohort, a Biden presidency would represent an alternate reality that bears no resemblance to the magic kingdom in which they prefer to reside.
Still, the assault must be made. Breaking the hold of this collective delusion is a national imperative. If there is one thing America has learned in 2020, it is that defeating a virus — whether biological or informational — requires an honest and engaged president.
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