- Aug 23, 2020
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Not just Tucker, there are a whole bunch of Fox news, Newsmax folk who have gradually pushed the limits of the Overton Window to bring what would once be considered views too radical to be part of the mainstream.
Not really. They are all well within the overton window. Who pays the bills for Tucker's show in the end?
You always always always must look at who pays them in the end.
It is just kabuki in the end to make it seem like there is some "dissent".
This covers the Trump phenomenon in the end too.
The deepstate would defintiely prefer some bought and paid for shill with some catchphrase to be as close to "centre" (as they define it) as possible....but it can work with say a 10 - 20% deviation (especially to make an example out of for populists to never "overreach" again).
I only pay any real attention to those furthest from the deepstate's tentacles (or have developed a sound credible animus to it) whatever their political ideology is ("left", "right", "centre").
They are found only on Alt/independent media for that very reason. Folk that actually understand what the 1st amendment is....and have taken pain and flak for it (while they were in the traditional realm earlier).
It is why traditional media is also now coming out to snuff them even there as far as possible....by the same use of corporatist+deep state chequebook+gatekeeper ideologue squelching.
This is not lost on increasing number of people.
One could argue the same about the left although on the left it's been a more gradual process.
You can argue whatever you please.
But tbh, "Left" , "Right" have long morphed into deepstate kabuki tools themselves (hence why neo-lib and neo-con and other expedient definitions in parlance)....to use as typical wedge on the populace so they are pitted against each other in some binary at their time, effort and expense (esp emotionally).
All the while these degenerates at the top sit in some gated complex far removed from the plebs they set against each other on own shore or further ashore or intervene in ham-fisted way to build in self-ego-image (like Afghanistan, Iraq or whichever other place).
Their expectation is none of it will catch up with them.
They have grown addicted to their insularity....and idea that simply throwing "debt + money" or enough grunts (from the same pleb population they HATE) is the panacea to all problems dont ya see....
Its too bad (for them) that they are wrong and will have to learn that this century yet again.
To me its a basic matter of do you believe in free speech and other fundamental rights for your opponent (i.e do you fundamentally practice what you preach).
If you only believe in it for those that agree with you (and simply wield that to grow a mob or pit mobs against each other).....you are not in favour of it at all. Therein lies the precedent for all else.
The largest forces asserting and demanding credibility by force or coercion.... rather than letting it form naturally by action and free will...are simply not credible anywhere close to some absolute or relative level in the end. They only degrade with time the more they do it.
Of course if the US wants to go to war it will. It's the most trigger happy country in the world and war is good for business there. Point being that there are enough media outlets that hold Govts and leaders accountable.
Nope. There is zero fundamental accountability there. Agenda merchants get paid by the agenda makers.
Have to leave the media world to analyse the ex-media types and why they are ex-media....as the basic first principle.
What is the trust level in US media (as just one example) right now by the US population?
Now if you look at the system as a whole (past media), that is larger argument on the tools and resources (safeguarded by the constitution principles active in the mind of the citizenry)....but that is a larger argument to get into.
I don't know if this thread is best for that.
Not against Twitter feeds - just the data coming out of first hand accounts should be authentic.
And who decides what is and isn't authentic? Same people that peddled for the conflict in first place?
Anyway best leave this thread to be AFG war stuff I say.....people can maybe pick up this convo elsewhere.