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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 08:36 AM

Media, Save Thyself

The first thing a paramedic is taught is "scene safety". You can't save anyone if you are a victim yourself. For the benefit of the group, save yourself first.

Commercial media is a cutthroat business. Trump, a business values guy, relies on media corporations to always put profits first and never act otherwise.

Surprise him. Media companies should act in unison to combat Trump's attacks. They cannot effectively get the message of transparency through an atmosphere poisoned by opposition to truth-telling and an anti-intellectual tribal joining of forces. And the last thing right-wing propagandists expect is for media companies to unite in opposition and not be the cutthroat business weasels they are. Media companies---NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Comedy Central (ha ha)---must do this for the sake of survival, to ensure there exists a place in the free market for outlets that don't spout the president's bullshit, ANY president's bullshit.

Media companies at White House briefings and elsewhere should demonstrate that unity. They should protest with a joint action, whatever it may be. From not attending W.H. briefings, phony rallies, and obligatory events to attending those events and dominating the narrative. The story now is the attack on the free press, the media are not there to dutifully cover Trump and sycophants beating them to a pulp.

They are ethically free to respond defensively.

And the best defense is a good offense.
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Media Companies SHOULD NOT protest
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Roy Rolling Aug 2018 OP
hurple Aug 2018 #1
Roy Rolling Aug 2018 #2
maxsolomon Aug 2018 #3

Response to Roy Rolling (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:05 AM

1. If tRump thinks the press are his enemies now...

They should start really, seriously, DOING THEIR JOB in regards to him.

The press could take him down in an afternoon if they got serious, and organized.

But, no. Notice how almost every revelation about this "reign" has been first reported by the foreign press (The UK press has been doing an exceptional job) and then picked up by the American press.

The press needs to do a massive info-dump on this administration, uncover everything about everybody and report every bit of it. tRump and his minions wouldn't last a day.

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Response to hurple (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 04:20 PM

2. Withdraw

After a day to think, sending only one pool reporter and not being used as props should be the course of action.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 04:53 PM

3. The "Media" WILL NOT unite and protest

Because 1 company, Fox, is functioning as State Media - the official propaganda arm of the Trump Regime. They will not support CNN et al in fighting back.

Not to mention Sinclair, Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, and the hordes of RW hate radio stations that have fomented this situation.

A coordinated, unified strategy would work, because the "Media" do not have coordinated, unified goals.

If there was one message they might agree on, it's that Trump needs to have a freaking press conference. 500 days plus since the last one. Enough of this one-way conversation.

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