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Facebook becomes a malignant censorship platofrm, targeting political activists for exclusion from their advertising choices.

 

 

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One of the CAA-repped actress/propagandists on the below list is the one that Twitter intervened for to freeze THIS account (PolFilmBlog).

These are the malignant pustules all connected through CAA and shoveling the exact same neoliberal, warmongering bullshit, fighting against moral policies and non-interventionism.

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Tulsi Gabbard Has Enemies In High Places

 

Clinton insiders use their Hollywood agencies to marshal their “entertainment” industry propagandists:

 The ceremony was attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, Elon Musk, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Also, none other than Kamala Harris, who Kives donated $5,000 to, was supposed to attend but had to cancel according to THR’s sources. As a matter of fact, CAA employees were the 8th largest donor to Harris’ “Fearless for the People” leadership PAC, to the tune of $16,500 that yearCAA as a whole donated almost $479,000 to candidates and PACs in 2018, with Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, and Elizabeth Warren all getting donations of $11,000 or higher. Oh, and CAA represents all of Joe Biden’s interests.

 

And onto the “TALENT” at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA)…
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  • Jake Tapper
  • Chris Cuomo
  • Bill Maher
  • Whoopi Goldberg

 

[United Talent Agency] UTA is another firm much like CAA with the same function and goals, and years after he authored that email, Darnell Strom would leave CAA to head up the newly launched “Culture and Leadership Division” there. His role is described as working with clients who “want to expand their diverse businesses and cultural influence at the intersection of entertainment, politics, the arts, and thought leadership” enabling clients to “connect and create big, bold, brave ideas…across all mediums”. He also described UTA as a “creative hub” for leading voices, helping them “build businesses and find global audiences in unexpected places”.

 

 

 

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Read this twice. Understand it.

REPRESENTATIVE TULSI GABBARD: Me and my campaign, we’ve been on the receiving end of very intentional smear efforts trying to undermine our campaign coming through NBC News, quoting articles that are completely baseless. Not just like hey you’ve got a couple of things wrong in it. No. Completely baseless.

I did an interview with George Stephanopolous. He’s like, “This article in The Daily Beast says Putin supports your campaign.”

Based on what? Nothing. Really, nothing. Because I have three donors out of nearly 80,000, who like me. Three Americans–I hate that I have to say that–three American donors. Susan Sarandon, one of them. Professor Stephen Cohen, another, both of whom are outspoken as I am saying: we need to de-escalate tensions between the United States and nuclear-armed countries like Russia and China, because otherwise we are headed down a path that inevitably takes us to nuclear war.

 

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Facebook becomes a serious PART OF THE PROBLEM.

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” former CIA analyst” straight up makes baseless war propaganda claim at Counterpunch:

“The delayed response to Syria’s unconscionable use of chemical weapons against its own people indicates that the U.S. national security bureaucracy as well as such key European allies as the UK, France, and Germany are trying to constrain the president and to limit the damage of greater U.S. involvement.”

No evidence necessary for former CIA analysts who also happen to be:

Goodman is the national security columnist for counterpunch.org.

The CIA doesn’t hire idiots. Their analysts are top notch and know what’s going on. They manipulate what the public thinks is going on regularly as standard practice. In this case, Goodman hopes his readers are as pig ignorant as the regular couch potatoes and know nothing about seven years of lies, false flags, and covert support to Al Qaeda.

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I’m shocked that Counterpunch has sunk so low. They seem to have been compromised to the point of becoming useful idiots for imperial aggression.

Counterpunch had always been irrationally biased against the prospect of September 11th Treason, like dupes impervious to factual evidence. Now they slip further into irrelevance.

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Should I feel insulted? They neglected to hound me as well. I guess I’m not reaching enough of an audience. Damn.

First name on their smear list is Dr. Francis Boyle, the human rights lawyer who has pushed for International Law to be upheld his entire career. I actually created a website for him back around the start fo the Iraq War (Crime).  I have also opposed the genocidal ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Israeli aggression. I post on it regularly. It is disgusting.

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Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Activists

A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate from college. But the website is keeping its own backers’ identity a secret.

“It is your duty to ensure that today’s radicals are not tomorrow’s employees,” a female narrator intones in a slick video posted to the website’s YouTube account.

Called Canary Mission…

A foreign power is waging economic war on targeted US students, right here in America.

Fuck “Canary Mission.”

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Alternative voices now openly targeted by Youtube censors. “Controversial or sensitive subjects” are being selectively erased from history. 

StormCloudsGathering is Under Attack – Major Changes Coming

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Chris Kyle built his reputation as a sniper during one of the most criminal operations of the entire occupation of Iraq, the 2nd siege of Fallujah.

This process, known as “moral disengagement”, is extremely common in militaristic societies. But what is fascinating about American Sniper is how these omissions survive in the face of overwhelming evidence of the crimes that Chris Kyle participated in. The fact that a man who participated in the 2nd siege of Fallujah — an operation that killed between 4,000 to 6,000 civiliansdisplaced 200,000, and may have created an epidemic of birth defects and cancers — can come home, be embraced as a hero, be celebrated for the number of people he has killed, write a bestselling book based on that experience, and have it made into a Hollywood film is something that we need to reflect on as a society.

More on the atrocities in Fallujah.

All hail the glorious mass murderers.

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“Perception Management”: Selling ‘Peace Groups’ on US-Led Wars

From the State Department’s website  the $330 million in support for the Syrian opposition includes training for networks of citizen journalists, bloggers and cyber-activists to support their documentation and dissemination of information on developments in Syria.

…Libya, which had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent, is now a failed state; Western intervention transformed Iraq from an emerging country with moderate prosperity into an impoverished country with a starving population.

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The movie that proved that America is a lot gayer than it thought it was.

David Sirota writes in the Washington Post that Top Gun, “proved to be a major force in resuscitating the military’s image” as well as boosting recruitment, and that “polls soon showed rising confidence in the military”  (Sirota).
Propaganda 101

 

 

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As is expected in this action / crime / military genre, right wing ideology is a stock in trade.

Jack Reacher is a lawman outside the law.  He’ll do the “right thing” no matter what the law is.  Stuffed with interesting fight scenarios, car chases, shootouts, in the end the story is one lengthy sales pitch for the death penalty.  As in all death penalty propaganda, the innocent men wrongly executed get no mention.  The moral qualms of US governors who placed moratoriums on the practice get no mention.  Problems in the “justice” system, however, do appear – but is this simply the bad apple lament?  Ooops, I guess there’s a spoiler in there somewhere, sort of, maybe.

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Essentially the city’s DA has a daughter, and she opposes daddy’s death penalty policies.  A heinous, complex spree murder though is set to change her mind on the matter.  It gets all up into its intrigue and Tom Cruise-isms for a while, and Werner Herzog shows up as a creepy former Siberian prisoner monster crime lord of sorts.  I hadn’t expected Herzog, and this was interesting.  With Herzog’s recent death house documentary (which I hadn’t seen) I surely didn’t expect what is essentially an argument in favor of executions.  The Jack Reacher way wins out in the end, as if anyone ever doubted that.  Death is the appropriate sentence.  The formerly pacifistic lawyer woman is now okay with daddy’s policies.  Barf bags optional.

 

 

A recurring theme around here, I found this must-read study of government war propaganda in Hollywood:

Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood, By Matthew Alford (Jan 2009)

“The major exception here is the Department of Defense, which has an ‘open’ but barely publicized relationship with Tinsel Town, whereby, in exchange for advice, men and invaluable equipment, such as aircraft carriers and helicopters, the Pentagon routinely demands flattering script alterations. Examples of this policy include changing the true identity of a heroic military character in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to his real-life status as a child rapist; the removal of a joke about “losing Vietnam” from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and cutting images of Marines taking gold teeth from dead Japanese soldiers in Windtalkers (2002). Instances such as these are innumerable, and the Pentagon has granted its coveted “full cooperation” to a long list of contemporary pictures including Top Gun (1986), True Lies (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Air Force One (1997), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Transformers (2007), Iron Man (2008), as well as TV series such as JAG (1995-2005).”

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The CIA is also active in feeding misinformation and insider access to Hollywood.  Witness the recent Zero Dark Thirty fiasco.

“…Now, more than ever, we need the CIA.”

“…Kelbaugh’s discussion of the 2003 thriller The Recruit, starring Al Pacino. The review noted that, according to Kelbaugh, a CIA agent was on set for the duration of the shoot under the guise of a consultant, but that his real job was to misdirect the filmmakers: “We didn’t want Hollywood getting too close to the truth,” the journalist quoted Kelbaugh as saying.”

“…On October 17 [2001], in response to 9/11, the White House announced the formation of its “Arts and Entertainment Task Force,”and by November, Valenti had assumed leadership of Hollywood’s new role in the ‘War on Terror’. As a direct result of meetings, Congress sought advice from Hollywood insiders on how to shape an effective wartime message to America and to the world.”

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