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The Political-Industrial Complex

We’ve all heard, ad nausea, of the military-industrial complex. But how many of us know about the political version?

“…today, government, politicians, and big corporations might as well be one and the same. Their self-interests are inextricably intertwined. Members of Congress serving on pivotal committees solicit contributions—legal payoffs—from the very special interests they’re supposed to oversee…Congress ends up protecting and defending those it should be watchdogging.

“Likewise, federal agencies view the companies and industries they’re supposed to regulate as ‘clients’ and ‘stakeholders.’ These agencies are largely bought and paid for. They act as partners working in tandem for a common purpose…Big corporations write and approve press releases that the government issues. As allies they hold closed meetings and make decisions about matters of public interest without the public’s input. And because they make the rules: it’s all legal.”

Via a good, easy to read 2014 book about the Obama Administration: “Stonewalled,” by former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

She also contends journalism is dying, especially the investigative kind, and acted mainly as cheerleaders for Obama. Which led to their insane attacks on President Trump. Next time you hear Bronco say he had a scandal-free presidency think of this book. Well worth your time and money.

The origin of Fake News

The term did not originate with President Trump, as commonly believed and repeated by the Mediacrats, but by orchestrated “corporate, political, news, and special interests,” according to investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, “who want to dominate the narrative and crush information that’s contrary.”

She says it was launched in September, 2016, and “quickly followed by an October announcement from President Barack Obama, in which he claims there’s a burning need to ‘curate’ news on behalf of the public. From that point forward, the topic of fake news dominates headlines on a daily basis. It’s as if the media has its assigned narrative and is marching forward…it isn’t the public that’s clamoring for content to be filtered, censored, or otherwise ‘curated.'”

Trump soon picked it up and made it his own in February, 2017, by denouncing the anti-Trump “fake news” of the NYTimes, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC and dubbing them the “enemy of the American people.”

Since then the Mediacrats have dropped Trump’s specificity and claimed that he called all of the news media the enemy of the people. That, my friends, is real fake news.

Via The Smear, by Sheryl Attkisson.