Billionaires twist public opinion with their media outlets to support policies that make billionaires richer.
Politicians cater to billionaire owned media outlets to get good press in order to get elected. In return the billionaires get the laws they want. Billionaires get richer while the public is manipulated to vote against their own interests.
The little guy has no chance against billionaires who get to write their own rules. That’s why billionaires work so hard to cripple the Federal agencies meant to regulate them. Here’s how the billionaire’s scheme works.
- Want to pay less taxes? Promote the politicians who want to abolish the IRS.
- Want to get political brownie points? Promote your favorite politician across your TV channels.
- Want to expand your monopoly? Bad mouth the Federal Trade Commission that regulates buyouts.
- Fed up with pesky unions? Have politicians stack the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with your cronies.
- Want even more control over people? Have your politicians make the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do what you want.
- One of your journalists exposes your political manipulation? Force them out.
Follow the money to see how billionaires rule America. It’s time to regulate out of control billionaires – starting with their media empires.
Follow the money to see how billionaires rule America
THE GOP SAYS IRS IS COMING TO KILL AMERICANS – ON FOX & FRIENDS
Seemingly created as a response to the raid on Donald Trump‘s home, for which the GOP has no legitimate defense, Republican lawmakers and officials kicked off the scare tactic. Senator Marco Rubio conspiratorily asked: “After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?” Indiana representative Jim Banks warned his followers: “If the FBI can raid the home of a former US President, imagine what 87,000 more IRS agents will do to you.”
Richard Grenell, Trump‘s former acting director of National Intelligence tweeted: “The FBI raids Trump’s house and the Democrats vote to add 87,000 new IRS agents to go after Americans. Wake up, America. On Thursday, in an appearance on Fox & Friends, Senator Chuck Grassley asked, “Are they going to have a strike force that goes in with AK15s already loaded, ready to shoot some small-business person in Iowa?” – Vanity Fair
Sinclair Broadcasting stumps for Trump
CNN host Brian Stelter pointed out that because Sinclair includes political coverage with Boris Epshteyn — who has worked for President Donald Trump both on his campaign and in his White House — that “it’s no surprise that his ‘Bottom Line’ segments parrot the administration’s talking points or spin stories in the president’s favor.”
“They come as close to classic propaganda as I think I’ve seen in thirty years of covering local television or national television,” Zurawik said. “They’re outrageous! Whatever the White House says, you know, President Trump believes there was voter fraud and he sets up this commission to get data from the states and the states rightfully push back because it’s very intrusive data — Boris Ephsteyn’s piece on it ends with, the states should cooperate with President Trump.”
Facebook appoints far-right fact checkers
Facebook recruited the Daily Caller, a far-right site founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, to become an official fact-checker for Facebook. The decision was made even though the Daily Caller has a history of inaccurate reporting targeting Democrats. No liberal publication was added to Facebook’s fact-checking program. Facebook hired former Republican Senator Jon Kyl to produce a report on whether Facebook is biased against conservatives. Facebook did not make any effort to study whether the platform had any bias against liberals.
The concessions to Trump have led to a transformation of the world’s information battlefield. They paved the way for a growing list of digitally savvy politicians to repeatedly push out misinformation and incendiary political language to billions of people. It has complicated the public understanding of major events such as the pandemic and the protest movement, as well as contributed to polarization.” – Washington Post
Republicans grovel to billionaire owned media outlets
Ted Cruz Grovels To Tucker Carlson, Cements New GOP Standard: No Criticism Of Jan. 6. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) begged Tucker Carlson for forgiveness on Thursday. His sin: intimating that some of the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 were terrorists. The one-time presidential candidate debased himself in front of millions of conservative viewers, attempting to atone for daring to criticize the MAGA rioters, but a prickly Carlson refused to accept his apology.
An obsequious Cruz appeared on Carlson’s show Thursday to smooth things over — an astonishing setup, in which one of the most high-profile elected Republicans in the country flogged himself before a cable news host. The interview was a demonstration not only of Carlson’s power over the GOP, but of how Jan. 6 revisionism has become Republican orthodoxy — a line in the sand that officials dare not cross. – HuffPost
Billionaires decide who gets elected
“Having the power to elect governments is the ultimate power that carries with it the highest rewards that corruption can bring.
What was depressing for me was the uncouthness of the man in question. He has obtained a vast fortune by printing smut and conditioning people to reading it and in doing so has displayed a complete disregard for the lives of others. His obsession with profit over anything else, even people’s privacy, is staggering. His business and personal moral corruption stands out larger than the worst of his tabloid headlines.” – Australian Independent Media
TakeAway: Strengthen the Federal agencies that look out for the little guy. Vote Democrat.
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