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Opinion: Fox News hired Tomi Lahren, because they needed another person to spin-news for Trump!

Fox News or Fox News Network are ready to become even more vigilant in their approach to news and to the principals of fun-loving non-facts driven President Donald J. Trump news-outlet. This is the reality after Fox News hired Tomi Lahren as a contributor at Sean Hannity. Sean Hannity is already one giant program made for the paradigm of fun-loving Trump. It’s only Fox & Friends that has as big man-crush on Trump. Now the former Super-PAC slogan queen Lahren has gone from the Trump Super-PAC ‘Great America Alliance, which is part of the Great America PAC.

Clearly, he final thoughts on the Blaze for Glenn Beck, which made the Blaze famous on Youtube helped her career. Even if she had to leave because of disgruntled case between former employee and the ethical code of the Blaze. The Conservative Media house couldn’t accept her belief and her Pro-Choice views. So it only took a few months from being fired and suing to become a contributor for Fox News.

As if she wouldn’t end at the Fox, she is like a younger Megyn Kelly, just with less intelligence and with mere facts. Tomi Lahren will continue to be the teleprompter and the angry voice of the right-wing paradigm at Fox. Surely, her parts of Sean Hannity will hit viral and make the show more popular. Especially, as her role will bring another bombshell into the screens.

That facts wouldn’t matter on the show, it is news-spin and state-TV for Trump. Both Hannity and Lahren will continue that. They have concern for the facts, it will be conservative TV fiction, even any HBO fiction show will have touch with reality, than the news and opinions spread by these two. These will surely just be there for the concern of Trump and spread his views on the cable-News channel.

Fox News: “In addition, Lahren will have a signature role on a Fox News digital product currently in development, the network announced. “I am blessed and honored to join the Fox News team. This exciting new step will allow me to give voice to all the America-loving patriots who have had my back since day one. I will remain a solid and passionate advocate for you,” she wrote on Facebook” (Fox News – ‘Tomi Lahren Joins Fox News Channel as a Contributor’ (30.08.2017) link: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/30/tomi-lahren-joins-fox-news-channel-contributor

The bigotry, the racism and the hatred will certainly fit well with the Fox New paradigm, the misuse of information and trying to spin it in favor of the President. This is what Lahren will do and she will be paid-in-full. Peace.

CIA Director John Brennan internal memo on “Russian Interference in the Election” (16.12.2016)

Opinion: Trump has bankrupted the Secret Service because of his golfing and nepotism!

We know that President Donald J. Trump has taken nearly one-third of the term into vacations, weekend trips to Florida and other days outside the White House. When the President travels, this is costly and extra hours for the Secret Service. The Secret Service is obligated to be the security guards and have convoys securing the President and his family. With the Trump presidency, it has also been extra lounges at the Trump Tower, as the First Lady stayed there for months before leaving for D.C. Therefore, the expenses has grown with the extra traveling days, but also the rallies and all other activity the President has been up-to. Just take a look!

Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year” (…) “ Alles said the service is grappling with an unprecedented number of White House protectees. Under Trump, 42 people have protection, a number that includes 18 members of his family. That’s up from 31 during the Obama administration. Overwork and constant travel have also been driving a recent exodus from the Secret Service ranks, yet without congressional intervention to provide additional funding, Alles will not even be able to pay agents for the work they have already done. The compensation crunch is so serious that the director has begun discussions with key lawmakers to raise the combined salary and overtime cap for agents, from $160,000 per year to $187,000 for at least the duration of Trump’s first term” (Johnson, 2017).

So the Secret Service already are overworked as they have taken hours and trips with the President. That a 1000 agents already are over the mandated caps for salary and overtime. Shows how much the President are traveling and extra work that the agents has gotten by the actions of the President and his family. That the numbers has gone up from Obama, is also typical, since the family of the Trump needs security in New York and nepotism is rampant in the White House. This sends worrying signals of how little the Trump Administration and New York Gang cares about the budget, as long as they are living their lives.

That this arrogance and double moral is clear in this, as he claimed Obama traveled to much and was such a burden on the budgets as a President. It only tool 7 months before he cracked the budgets of the Secret Service, this from a government that plans to deplete many government subsidized programs to the poor, while expanding the army. The US government under Trump isn’t fiscal responsible or caring about the outcome. Since he in just such short time has spent enormous amounts of funds taking vacations and playing golf on his own estates. That has also added extra expenses to the Police Force and States, which he has visited. It isn’t only the Secret Service who has had to spend fortunes on Trump, but the state of Florida and New Jersey has had to get added funding for their ordinary work.

This proves the mockery of it all, as such a rich man likes this is living lavish on the state and also using the security operations in a way that it even breaking the bank and accounts for the Secret Service. The Secret Service are in August, but has not funds to pay for the extra services needed for the President until December. That is 4 months left of the year and already overspent. This is something the White House and the Capital Hill has to discuss, so that the state can continue to flood the extended fleet and need of agents around the President. The state cannot afford to go broke and not pay the security guards. Then, the state would see deserters without pay or resignations, as who wants to be working for a state; a state who doesn’t pay the salaries and the overtime. Peace.

Reference:

Johnson, Kevin – ‘Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family’ (21.08.2017) link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/

President Trump’s ‘Real News’ is ready to Manufacture Consent and deliver Propaganda to the American Public!

There is time to take the Trump Administration seriously on how much they dislike the media and the stories written about the President and his pending cases. Therefore, he has now invented and started his own Trump Team TV, that is Web-Series that are actually filmed directly from New York and the Trump Tower. Clearly, the President is using the tools of propaganda to get his message out. This is official state TV. An we can already see the first B-Star TV-Personality joining Trump TV. They are clearly starting with once a week clips dropped on Facebook and on Twitter to the supporters of Trump. This will clearly escalate and also be a place for more questionable content.

Merriam Webster defines propaganda as: “the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person” and also “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also: a public action having such an effect” (Merriam-Webster – ‘Definition of propaganda).

So now the President plans to use Facebook for his propaganda and his views in his own way. Without any hesitation or without any problems. This is state TV for his own cause and his own mission. To show his brilliance, instead of his lacking results and his ability to grasp Washington, while he also has a Russian Investigation that is spreading legs. This is clearly in mission to stop and shift the discussion. Where his daughter-in-law Laura Trump and now former CNN commentator are now in-charge off.

The Hollywood reported had to say this about it: “On Sunday, President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, kicked off what The Hollywood Reporter has learned will be a recurring feature: a video segment posted on the president’s Facebook page that aims to present “real news” about what the administration is up to. “I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had this week, because there’s so much fake news out there,” Lara Trump says in introducing the video. “We wanted to give you a glimpse into his week.” In a statement to THR, Trump explained the thinking behind the weekly segments, which she said are emblematic of the president’s strategy of using social media to “speak directly to the American people” and bypass “the biased filter of the mainstream media.” (Barr, 2017).

First official TV commentator to joint Trump TV:

A day after Kayleigh McEnany announced she left CNN, she showed up as the centerpiece of a video clip posted by President Trump’s campaign team. McEnany, a pro-Trump conservative pundit who appeared on CNN throughout the campaign season, announced via Twitter Saturday that she was leaving the network. She said to “stay tuned” for details about her next career move” (…) “The clips have a format reminiscent of traditional news networks: The host appears on a screen in front of a graphic background. In this case, that background is a smattering of Trump, Trump/Pence and DonaldJTrump.com logos. Elected officials using websites and social media platforms to promote their achievements is standard procedure these days, but the “real news” series appears to go further, seeking to discredit the mainstream media and advertising what purports to be a reliable alternative” (Whattles, 2017).

So the “Real News” out of Trump Tower follows a special kind of ways of producing news, that is made directly and fitting the program of the President. It is his mind and his sort of ideas, what his men and his associates see what he does. Even if he is golfing all week, they will still claim the rates of the Dow Jones and the unemployment record of the month, even if it Elon Musk hired most of it to his promising industrial business. But Trump would take the Triumph!

It seems like Team Trump has now plans of using these tricks in their ways to sway public opinion:

Though Facebook doesn’t explicitly provide the tools to target people based on political opinions, the new study shows how the platform can be exploited. Using combinations of people’s interests, demographics, and survey data it’s possible to direct campaigns at individuals based on their agreement with ideas and policies. This could have a big impact on the success of campaigns. “The weaponised, artificially intelligent propaganda machine is effective. You don’t need to move people’s political dials by much to influence an election, just a couple of percentage points to the left or right,” says Chris Sumner at the Online Privacy Foundation, who is presenting the work this week at DEF CON in Las Vegas” (…) “Next, by administering various personality tests to a different group they found traits that correlate with how likely you are to agree with that statement on internet privacy. This was converted into an “authoritarianism” score: if you scored high you were more likely to agree with the statement. Then, using a tool called PreferenceTool, built by researchers at the University of Cambridge, they were able to reverse engineer what sort of Facebook interests and demographics people with those personalities were most likely to have. Just 38 per cent of a random selection of people on Facebook agreed with the privacy statement but this shot up to 61 per cent when the tool was used to target people deemed more likely to agree, and down to 25 per cent for those who they deemed more likely to disagree. In other words, they were able to demonstrate that it is possible to target people on Facebook based on a political opinion” (Revell, 2017).

So it might be the people behind the Team Trump who is using these techniques combined with the new Channel to enforce there beliefs and agenda to the Social Media. Not that it is sticking and has been mocked right now. But things begin in the small, before it blows out of proportions. Know that it now look like low-budget no-show. However, with time the messages will be darker and the rhetoric will be pushing to the extreme. As the possible investigation will strike where it hurts the most for the President.

That is why this is happening, since mainstream media, New York Times and Washington Post are explaining the leaks and verifying their sources, Laura Trump and Kayleigh McEnany will speak the message of Trump. The message of the belief and needed faith of the moment of the President. This will be propaganda and will be manufacturing consent. Chomsky states: “ Manufacturing consent is related to the understanding that indoctrination is the essence of propaganda. In a “democratic” society indoctrination occurs when the techniques of control of a propaganda model are imposed — which means imposing Necessary Illusions” (…) “Chomsky’s concept of NECESSARY ILLUSIONS is linked to power elites dominating how life happens, with part of the population — about 20% who make up the political class and are expected to participate as cultural managers in a limited fashion — are indoctrinated, and most people — the other 80% of the population — are marginalized, diverted from political awareness and participation in self-governing, and reduced to apathy so they don’t vote or take charge. Media are a tool of society’s power elites and owned and controlled by them and are used to impose those iIllusions that are Necessary to keep people diverted from the political process” (Chomsky, 2017).

So the Team Trump will work like crazy to create necessary illusions to its people, so they believe that Trump works for them. So he can manufacture consent and get more people on the Trump train, even as the investigation will leak more damaging evidence and the unclear business practices of the Trump Organization. Peace.

Reference:

Barr, Jeremy – ‘Trump Daughter-in-Law’s “Real News” Show to Be Weekly Feature’ (04.08.2017) link:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trump-daughter-laws-real-news-show-be-weekly-feature-1026853

Chomsky, Noam – ‘Key points in “Manufacturing Consent” a video about Noam Chomsky and American democracy’ (2017). Link: http://hope.journ.wwu.edu/tpilgrim/j190/Chomsky.summary.html

Revell, Timothy – ‘How to turn Facebook into a weaponised AI propaganda machine’ (28.07.2017) link: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142072-how-to-turn-facebook-into-a-weaponised-ai-propaganda-machine/

Whattles, Jackie – ‘Kayleigh McEnany appears in pro-Trump ‘news’ video after leaving CNN’ (06.08.2017) link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/06/media/kayleigh-mcenany-trump-campaign/index.html

A brief look into Fox News defense [this week] of Trump considering the Russian Probe!

Walter Kirn on Fox News Nework the 6th August 2017 : “Every 6 months people are gonna look up and see this country changed, they’re still gonna be talking about Russia”.

There always certain types of apologist, just as some defend Martin Luther, other defend John Calvin and even some Judas. At this point in the political spectrum as the evidence and the leaks of investigation into the President Trump Campaign of 2016 are hitting the public. There will be drawbacks and be speculations. Certainly, there are hoover-crafts and snipers trying to debunk every single piece of clue or tarnish the investigation. The grandest part of that is the Fox News Network and their allies. Who are embedded with the Presidency. They are not like the rest, who question the evidence and asks why the President and his associates acted like they did. They are like State TV at this point. That is why I have looked into this weeks special efforts to defend Trump. Because it shows the strangeness of it all. Especially, since these conservatives and these patriots would be horrified if Barrack Obama had a collusion practice with a foreign power and with an adversary. However, when it concerning the master and ideal prince of hope Trump, he cannot do nothing wrong, even if he do? Does it matter. The defenses from Fox News, should not surprise anyone. Therefore let’s take a look at just a few!

It’s Okay that the President is a Crook!

So does it matter to you whether or not the president is a crook? The answer for a lot of Americans may be no. With the revelation that a grand jury is looking at evidence against members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign team, we move closer still to the possibility that someone could be in very big trouble. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his squad are moving fast, and the likelihood that some charges will be brought can no longer be ignored. It is not hard to imagine a moment in the very near future where some associate of the president is in the dock, charged with misdeeds relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election” (Stirewalt, 2017).

YES, it should matter if the President are a criminal and done illegal activity, he is not above the law. If he worked with foreign powers to gain the presidency, he could be blackmailed and could be forced not to work in the faith of the constitution, but of the will of the foreign powers. That is worrying for any independent office and any state official if they are colluding with foreign powers. If it didn’t matter, why had the National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had to resign just days into the Presidency for the paid work for the Turkish. If that is an issue, than it should be bigger issue if the President are doing the same for Kremlin and the Russians. That is why it matters.

Judge Jeanie defense of Trump:

““Folks, this was a cover-up of an illegal meeting, collusion, between Bill Clinton and the attorney general after which the FBI interrogated Hillary then exonerated her after which Hillary brazenly proclaimed, if she won, she would hire Loretta Lynch as her attorney general,” said Pirro. “So while this country is now virtually paralyzed with fake news stories of collusion, I ask you, what evidence, give me one piece of evidence, one iota of something that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Kremlin. … You haven’t heard one piece of evidence for 8 months, 24/7 collusion between Donald Trump and Russians.” (Baker, 2017).

The investigations, the 6 of them, with even public hearings and questioning has showed no clear evidence. So that the “judge” are still directing and wanting to detain and to criminalize Clinton is just sad. It shows the double-moral of the Fox News Broadcaster, which can address the Clinton’s for their misgivings, but if Trump does the same or even worse. It doesn’t matter, because he is Republicans and Republicans can acts as they like. Trump has questionable connections with Russians, both in business and during the campaign. The ones that are picked to positions are also connected with Russian associates. It is hard not to find anyone who isn’t connected, who hasn’t had agreements and had trades with Russians at some point in the cabinet and in the White House. Everyone has met and done shadow agreement with Kremlin associates. So Judge Jeanie should boggle about that and wonder why there are no-one who are in the public light who hasn’t had something with an oligarch or with anyone associated with the Kremlin to do.

Normalizing “Grand Jury” of Mueller investigation:

As an old Justice Department reporter, I can tell you this is utterly routine. Prosecutors regularly convene grand juries to question witnesses and gather evidence. It’s what they do. The shocker would have been if Mueller completed his investigation without bringing in a grand jury. In fact, as the Journal story notes, there already was a grand jury, across the river in Alexandria, that the FBI was using in this case before Mueller was appointed. But in the public mind, “grand jury” is associated with “indictment.” And notwithstanding the old adage that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, the former FBI director could conclude that nothing in the case rises to an indictable offense—at least as far as the president and his inner circle. We have no way of knowing that, and neither does Mueller” (Kurtz, 2017).

This is the only little sense from the Fox News commentators. Since it is an ordinary thing to do, but not with an investigation into a President. Since the Grand Jury are signaling that the prosecutor planning to dig deeper and look into Trump and his associates with more subpoena’s, where he can legally get more paperwork and more evidence for criminal conspiracy. This is not a short-con, but taking down a long-con. Who has not been open with business transactions and Trump Organization before getting public office. The business model and the transactions done can be in question, since the President never revealed this and might only happen through a criminal investigation.

Katrina Pierson on Fox News on the 6th August 2017 said: “There has been no evidence found. Even Democrats are saying we have no evidence. Collusion is not a crime”.

He has been sued over 1000 times for all sort of financial tricks and frauds. Still, the vision of a clean business are not something that seem likely, if so, he would have released the IRS Tax Returns like the Clinton’s did within their campaign. There are some secrets that will reveal some shady stories the Trump family and associates wants to hide from the public. Peace.

Reference:

Baker, Trent – ‘Judge Jeanine: Meeting Between Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Proves U.S. No Longer True to Declaration of Independence’ (05.08.2017) link:

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/08/05/judge-jeanine-meeting-between-loretta-lynch-bill-clinton-proves-u-s-no-longer-true-to-its-declaration-of-independence/

Kurtz, Howard – ‘Grand jury bombshell rocks media, but calm down: This is what prosecutors do’ (04.08.2017) link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/04/grand-jury-bombshell-rocks-media-but-calm-down-this-is-what-prosecutors-do.html

Stirewalt, Chris – ‘Would you even care if he was guilty?’ (04.08.2017) link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/04/would-even-care-if-was-guilty.html

Wheeler’s Defamation Lawsuit proves that President Trump and the White House signed-off on a fake Fox News article!

Today, there we’re filed a civil complaint from report Rod Wheeler as plaintiff versus Twenty Century Fox, Fox News Network LLC, Malia Zimmerman and Ed Butowsky. What we can learn from these documents is the known relationship between President Donald Trump and the heads of Fox News Network. There has already been established a strange sort of relationship between the President and the broadcaster, but this complaint, settles it with the certain evidence between Fox News and the report in question.

Rod Wheeler was working on an article, which could have published and gotten distributed through the Fox News Network and other companies in connection with it. On 14th May 2017, Ed Butowsky wrote an SMS to Rod Wheeler stating:

Not to add more pressure but the president just read the article. He wants the article out immediately. It’s now all up to you. But don’t feel the pressure” (Butowsky SMS to Wheeler).

So, when the it is also stated in the complaint:

Incredibly, according to Butowsky, the President reviewed an article written by a Fox News journalist prior to its publication and sought to get the article published “immediately.” Indeed, just before Butowsky sent the text message above, he left a voicemail for Mr. Wheeler in which he said, “A couple minutes ago I got a note that we have the full, uh, attention of the White House, on this. And, tomorrow, let’s close this deal, whatever we’ve got to do. But you can feel free to say that the White House is onto this now.” (Butowsky to Wheeler).

To put Butowsky in context, here is how fit the picture and the good knowledge of the President:

Butowsky is a frequent contributor for Fox News and Fox Business Channel, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and opponent of Hillary Clinton, and a friend to former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon”.

So when this is put together, the article must has been fierce against some of the adversaries of the President. Since this would fit his agenda and also damage the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton. That could be the only reason for Butowsky to pressure Wheeler to publish it. Especially, also with his ties to close-knitted networks of the White House, that in mind Bannon and Spicer. This is all still while Spicer was the Press Secretary at the White House.

On the next day Butowsky continued his quest to wheel-in Wheeler:

The next morning, Butowsky sent text messages to Mr. Wheeler that read, in part, “If you can, try to highlight this puts the Russian hacking story to rest.” “Just reflecting: we need to emphasize the FBI has a report that has been suppressed that shows that Seth rich did this. With Comey recently being fired this will gain a lot of attention and it’s true.” “The above and stating that the Russian hacking narrative of stealing the records from the DNC is officially dead.” (…) “Even after Mr. Wheeler confronted Zimmerman about her use of false quotes, Zimmerman sent a text to Mr. Wheeler that stated, “Reread the story we sent to you last night [with the false quotes] and stick to that script.” (Texts from Butowsky to Wheeler on 15th May 2017).

After Butowsky had rewritten the story and fixed the quotes to fit the paradigm of framing the Democratic National Committee and Anti-Clinton stance. They we’re able to publish the article. An article that the President had reviewed and said was fine. An article using Seth Rich as pawn to frame him for hacking and knowledge of hacking, while the WikiLeaks documents was released. Clearly, this was defamation of his work and his article. Which wasn’t true since Butowsky added and wrote quotes that wasn’t existing.

So when this happens, you know that the Fox New Network is insane and just biased as it can be:

Later in the evening on May 15, 2017, at 10:55 p.m. CDT, Butowsky sent an email regarding Zimmerman’s Seth Rich story to various Fox News producers and on air talent, including Steve Doocy, Gavin Hadden, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade. The email reads: “The story is up or will be up very early tomorrow morning. Rod Wheeler is up and ready to give interviews. There’s more to come on the story but for now this is a massive story there’s [sic] going to be talked about for a long time. If you have any questions about the story or more information needed, call me at 972-XXXXXXX. I’m actually the one who’s been putting this together but as you know I keep my name out of things because I have no credibility. One of the big conclusions we need to draw from this is that the Russians did not hack our computer systems and ste[a]l emails and there was no collusion like trump with the Russians.” (Email from Butowsky to Wheeler on the late night of 15th May 2017).

When Ed Butowsky says not use his name in the article because of his lacking credibility of the article. It proves the intent of using Rod Wheeler’s name and reputation to sell the story of Seth Rich and WikiLeaks, even if the quotes and stories in the article is not true. That Fox News used rewrites of a story, which couldn’t be true and wasn’t so. If it was true and dandy, the one investigating and interviewing Wheeler wouldn’t sue Butowsky or Fox for publishing it.

As of the 16th May and the publishing of articles together with Malia Zimmerman, the articles published to establish a possible way of falsifying the Russian collusion and establish an own cause of the DNC and the leaking of documents from there. This would all fit the narrative of the White House and the President. Therefore, when this is sent to Wheeler after the publication:

Very shortly after the article was published, Mr. Wheeler called Butowsky and demanded an explanation for the false statements about him in Zimmerman’s article. Butowsky stated that the quotes were included because that is the way the President wanted the article, referring to President Donald Trump. A few days later, Butowsky wrote to Zimmerman, “I didn’t tell you yet but the federal government is involved at this moment, behind the scenes and believe your story.” (Butowsky to Wheeler).

This sort of involvement in the free-press isn’t natural and proves how the Fox News are State Media and not putting out real news, not facts but pieces fitting the paradigm of the White House. The Conservative and Republican people in the United States should worry at the extent of use of Fox News.

So from now on it is funny and insane when the President calls-out and screams-out fake news. When himself has sanctioned and made sure a published story with fake quotes not attributed to Rod Wheeler got published, just for the sake of making sure there was an article validating the claims the President has and fits his worldview. Not that the implications and the use of a dead DNC employee matters, since it works to fit the dead into a narrative that wouldn’t imply the Russian involvement in the Trump Campaign. We could wish this was different, but the open texts, emails and discussions among the people involved in this article. Proves the touches of the President, the use of Fox News and the clear approach to mislead the population and those who are believing the peddling of lies directly from the White House!

This should be warning and proof of how the Russian Collusion is destroying the New York Gang. That they are reviewing articles published in the Fox, instead of actually governing. Peace.

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