[ExI] anti-capitalist propaganda, was: retrainability of plebeians

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 3 07:19:20 UTC 2009

2009/5/3 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>> >> ...Are you saying that the anti-capitalist
>> propaganda and other impediments to political and economic
>> change are even worse in modern democracies that in the Soviet Union?
>> --
>> Stathis Papaioannou
> Ja!  In the last US presidential election, the news media were so one sided,
> it was obvious to even the Russians, who know a thing or two about
> propaganda.  Consider only the vice presidential candidates.  Sarah Palin
> ran such a clean gaffe-free campaign that the media complex needed to have a
> comedienne do an impression of her in order to produce phony gaffes.  A
> study showed that the *majority* of the voters thought Palin said "I can see
> Russia from my house."  It was Tina Fey doing Palin who actually said that.
> At the same time vice presidential nominee Joe Biden uttered some of the
> stupidest comments imaginable for such a candidate, such as saying Roosevelt
> went on television in 1929 and reassured the people, etc.  This idiot makes
> Dan Quayle look brilliant by comparison.
> There were *hundreds* of reporters digging thru Palin's garbage, looking for
> *anything* scandalous, while no one even bothered to ask Obama where he got
> the money to snort that 100 dollar a gram cocaine while in high school, nor
> where all his money came from in the years following.  These news people
> wonder why we aren't buying their products?

And what would the media have made of the candidate from the Socialist
Party USA, had there in fact been one?

Stathis Papaioannou

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