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Thu May 18, 2017, 10:50 AM

NY Times: The Right Builds an Alternative Narrative About the Crises Around Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/trump-scandal-conservatives-media.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

WASHINGTON — Enemies from within have launched a “deep-state” smear campaign, news organizations are acting with ulterior motives, and the worst attacks are yet to come.

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As Americans process a dizzying week of damning revelations about the president — his firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey; his disclosure of highly sensitive intelligence to the Russians; and his plea to Mr. Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation of his fired national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn — Mr. Trump has found shelter on the right, where the collective judgment of the conservative media and the Republican Party so far seems to be to dismiss the allegations as “fake news,” shift the blame and change the subject.

With varying degrees of credibility and credulity, conservatives have fed stories that Mr. Trump is the victim of sabotage by an adversarial intelligence community full of Trojan horse holdovers from the Obama administration.

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And if there is any criminal wrongdoing, these accounts pin that on the leakers inside the “deep state,” a phrase popularized by Trump administration officials such as the chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, to describe the vast bureaucracy of federal employees seeking to undermine the president.

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Sadly to Trump people the more dirt that comes out on Trump and company the more they
will "see" a vast liberal/media conspiracy to bring down Trump.

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Reply NY Times: The Right Builds an Alternative Narrative About the Crises Around Trump (Original post)
Botany May 2017 OP
dhol82 May 2017 #1
pangaia May 2017 #2
mn9driver May 2017 #3
L. Coyote May 2017 #4
RobinA May 2017 #5
ProudLib72 May 2017 #6

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:54 AM

1. Wow!



Did not think even the right wing could be this dense.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:55 AM

2. ".... more they will "see" a vast liberal/media conspiracy to bring down Trump. "

At which point they will act like the turkish 'security forces' did on tue, beating the living shit out of protesters...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:04 AM

3. Trump supporters have surrounded themselves with their fake news universe

It is quite literally impossible to have a conversation with them because they no longer acknowledge any part of reality at all. It's pretty creepy.

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Thu May 18, 2017, 11:53 AM

4. If you want to break up a Republic, first create mass hysteria, ....

At what point do we ask what their true motives are. The Russian mob became billionaires from breaking up a nation and privatizing state assets. Is that the game plan, Kochs get the oil, Trump the beach properties, .... clearcut the National forests, ..............

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Thu May 18, 2017, 12:10 PM

5. They Need To Get

their paranoia right. If there is a deep state, and I've always believed in one because I have to to sleep at night, plus it's fun to contemplate, it isn't a "vast bureaucracy." That would never work. It's only as big as it has to be. And it wasn't invented by Bannon, Stephan Bannon would not be in on the secret.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 12:17 PM

6. Well obviously

They have to get their talking points from somewhere. tRump isn't accomplishing a damned thing, so nothing there to discuss. Time to dredge up the old talking points from the Obama administration and reshape them into something even more sinister. And believe me, it has to be ultra sinister to overshadow the calamity caused by tRump.

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