Saturday, December 17, 2016

How to Take Over a Country in 10 Easy (Relatively Easy) Steps

 STEP 1: Here, take these. We give up. So, where's the money?

STEP 2: Get even and settle old scores…!!!

Trump Campaign Made a Deal With Media Organization for “Straighter Coverage” During Election
Son-In-Law, Jared Kushner, Admits that the Trump Team “Struck A Deal With Sinclair Broadcast Group.”
Specifics are below. As you go through it, please keep this thought in mind while figuring out this question: “How would one take over a country – the whole country – I mean, what might be the, say, first step?”
Here is a simple introduction and that first step, which I particularly like. Plus, it ties directly into the story above about Kushner’s deal.
Here is that simple question (the other 9 points are in this article):
Question: “How does one take over a country in the 21st century?”

Possible answer (at least one) – that it might simpler than you think based on this quote from the great European banker, whom the actual quote is attributed to, and that is: Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who said: “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!”

So, once you have the cash in hand, here is a simple 10-step guide:

Step 1. First and most important, buy out the major news media, ergo: get control of them – all of them:

This can take a bit of a time, of course, but media house mergers and acquisitions are the way to go. Consolidate. It is imperative for all the major media houses to speak more or less in one voice so that the candidate of your choice gets maximum backing and a wave is created. As far back as the 1800's, Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”

Modern day political candidates couldn't agree more. Perception is reality.

Now, how that ties into the Kushner story linked above:

Donald Trump’s campaign made a deal with Sinclair Broadcasting Group for more favorable media coverage during the election, adding to the growing lists of conflicts between Trump and the media.

President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a key member of his transition team, “struck a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group during the campaign to try and secure better media coverage” for Trump in exchange for “more access to Trump and the campaign,” according to Politico.

On December 16 Politico reported Sinclair Broadcast Group promised Kushner they “would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary” using their “television stations across the country in many swing states.”
Scott Livingston, vice president of news at Sinclair, claimed the deal was aimed at “hearing more directly from candidate on the issue instead of hearing all the spin and all the rhetoric.”
The deal:
Donald Trump's campaign struck a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group during the campaign to try and secure better media coverage, his son-in-law Jared Kushner told business executives Friday in Manhattan.
Kushner said the agreement with Sinclair, which owns television stations across the country in many swing states and often packages news for their affiliates to run, gave them more access to Trump and the campaign, according to six people who heard his remarks.
In exchange, Sinclair would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary, Kushner said. Kushner highlighted that Sinclair, in states like Ohio, reaches a much wider audience — around 250,000 listeners — than networks like CNN, which reach somewhere around 30,000.
“Our promise was to give all candidates an opportunity to voice their position share their position with our viewers. Certainly we presented an opportunity so that Mr. Trump could clearly state his position on the key issues,” Livingston said.
“Our commitment to our viewers is to go beyond podium, beyond the rhetoric. We’re all about tracking the truth and telling the truth and that’s typically missing in most political coverage.”
A Trump spokesman said the deal included the interviews running across every affiliate but that no money was exchanged between the network and the campaign. The spokesman said the campaign also worked with other media outlets that had affiliates, like Hearst, to try and spread their message.
“It was a standard package, but an extended package, extended story where you’d hear more directly from candidate on the issue instead of hearing all the spin and all the rhetoric,” Livingston said.
Sinclair, a Maryland based company, has been labeled in some reports as a conservative leaning local news network. Local stations in the past have been directed to air “must run” stories produced by Sinclair’s Washington bureau that were generally critical of the Barack Obama administration and offered perspectives primarily from conservative think tanks, the Washington Post reported in 2014.
During the campaign, Donald Trump’s campaign treated the press with unprecedented hostility. Now, as president-elect, Donald Trump is using media allies like Fox’s Sean Hannity to build support for keeping the mainstream press out of Trump’s way.
Kushner’s deal with Sinclair Broadcasting Group, an organization with proven right-wing leanings, reveals yet another way the Trump campaign manipulated national and local media to stem the tide of disastrous coverage from Trump’s myriad scandals.
I have only one thing to say to conclude here: Wow.
And, for all the Trump voters: Are you still clinging to him, um? I see, I see.
Okee, dokee, then.
Final couple of points: First, Jared Kushner is getting far too much power and for a family member (son-in-law) that poses a serious problem, close second is his wife, Trump's daughter Ivanka based on these two stories about her possibly office in the East Wing (normally reserved for the First Lady) from Newsweek and CNN. Or course, the Trump team denies any of this from The Hill here.
Hint: Does anti-nepotism laws mean anything with the Trump's - seems not so much (source here from Cornell law).
Thanks for stopping ... and as always, stay tuned.

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