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Deek1935

(857 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:20 AM Jul 10

We are witnessing in real time the corporate media attempting what amounts to an American coup. It is sickening!

Last edited Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:58 PM - Edit history (1)

The corporate media in this country is complete trash, and what we are witnessing, before our very eyes, amounts to an attempted coup by sowing division and trying to push out Biden. Trump was civilly convicted of rape. No calls for him to get out. Trump was convicted of 34 felonies. No calls to get out. Trump lied 50 times in the debate. No calls to get out. No coverage of Project 2025.
No coverage of the Epstein files. And we've seen this SHIT so many times before. Hllary's emails. Hillary with heat exhaustion. But when Trump said he liked to grab women by the you know what, no calls for him to get out. What total SHIT!

They WANT the chaos and division. They are fueling it. They want the Dem Party to be divided in chaos, in a total mess. They think it's great for their ratings. And they WANT TRUMP! Trump is great for their tax cuts for the rich CEO's and rich media hosts, and they love the chaos of Trump for their ratings as well.

It is all so disgusting!

Joe is IN. He said it over and over and over again. Dem fence-sitters and naysayers in Congress need to stop the crazy SHIT, stop falling for the media-set trap, stop falling for the total fallacy that there is some fantasy candidate that can beat Trump in a massive landslide, and realize what total fucking chaos they're fueling. Why they can't see the total chaotic rabbit hole they are literally jumping into is just unreal.

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We are witnessing in real time the corporate media attempting what amounts to an American coup. It is sickening! (Original Post) Deek1935 Jul 10 OP
It's all so out of proportion to one bad debate CanonRay Jul 10 #1
Yup. Just sickening! And Trump's debate in many ways was WORSE with endless LIES. The media is SHIT!!! Deek1935 Jul 10 #2
beltway media anti-repub Jul 10 #62
That debate snafus was just the pretense they exploited and capitalized upon to shit trash and relentlessly demean,... magicarpet Jul 10 #11
You bet your ass Joe ain't a treasonoous pig like the orange IMBECILE AZ8theist Jul 10 #65
I have had this gut feeling that debate was a deliberate setup for a politcal hit job. Initech Jul 10 #35
So did CNN SomedayKindaLove Jul 10 #49
I think he was sabotaged idahoblue Jul 10 #51
I'm ex-media and I agree. I'm disgusted beyond words. shrike3 Jul 10 #3
Media barely talks about that orange gasbag Bettie Jul 10 #4
The LOVE Trump, they WANT Trump, and LOVE the chaos and division for their ratings. It is SICKENING! Deek1935 Jul 10 #5
I suppose, it looks as if they Bettie Jul 10 #7
It's not rating or money from ratings Farmer-Rick Jul 10 #15
Yup. Helping the child rapist. onecaliberal Jul 10 #6
And we need to contact our congresscritters and let every single one of them KNOW we are 100% behind Biden. BComplex Jul 10 #42
I can certainly contact the media Bettie Jul 10 #43
Biden has opponents/enemies, both foreign and domestic Model35mech Jul 10 #8
Haberman and Tur Johnny2X2X Jul 10 #9
This deserves to be a post on its own. raccoon Jul 10 #54
There seems to be plenty of Democrats in Washington that keep doc03 Jul 10 #10
Corporate Media overwhelmingly showing us exactly who they are for a quarter of a century isn't enough apparently. Magoo48 Jul 10 #12
Your reply is completely on point duckworth969 Jul 10 #60
As the saying goes Who_Me Jul 11 #68
They did this to Al Gore in 2000 and he still got the most votes! GoreWon2000 Jul 11 #66
Where are the DU media defenders these days? twodogsbarking Jul 10 #13
Is it time we have massive demonstrations outside every local TV station? KS Toronado Jul 10 #14
History repeats it's self. The Businessman's plot of the 1930's.. Faschsts trying to get rid of our democracy. mitch96 Jul 10 #16
Its simple Cherokee100 Jul 10 #17
A large portion of the people saying Biden should get out... rubbersole Jul 10 #18
Yup. People say they want change. But then they vote with their damn wallets every single time. Initech Jul 10 #36
Warren Buffet recently said that if corporations paid their fair share there would be no need to tax individuals. OMGWTF Jul 10 #47
Well, well, that's just woke. rubbersole Jul 10 #56
Not much different than the Russian propaganda media. Baitball Blogger Jul 10 #19
I agree 100% BigDemVoter Jul 10 #20
Could not agree more. And the Dean scream etc. Evolve Dammit Jul 10 #21
And if Fuckhead gets into power, he's dictator for life. Initech Jul 10 #37
We can no longer trust them orangecrush Jul 10 #22
CNN hasn't stopped headlining Biden dissent since the debate Joe Nation Jul 10 #23
They're not trying to become left wing anything they are right wing. live love laugh Jul 10 #31
They already tried that Joe Nation Jul 10 #39
They are just as "left" as Fox.🦊 live love laugh Jul 10 #40
Its just a little more compicated than that assessment Joe Nation Jul 10 #45
Same with the Huffington Post -- that's been their headline since the debate. Fuck them. OMGWTF Jul 10 #48
I noticed Huff-Po jumped on the dump Biden bandwagon early. Who_Me Jul 11 #69
If it's of any interest Linda ladeewolf Jul 10 #24
Exactly! happy feet Jul 10 #25
REPUBLICAN owned media. "Corporate" is benign and unaccountable. live love laugh Jul 10 #26
Media, corporations, SCOTUS are aligned bucolic_frolic Jul 10 #27
Not half as sickening as seeing all these Democrats capitulating to it. GoCubsGo Jul 10 #28
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 10 #29
Yes the corporate media sucks, but I think if you talk to people who aren't on DU.... johnnyplankton Jul 10 #30
Another possible factor... The 7 Mountains Mandate (Dominionism) jmbar2 Jul 10 #32
And if the corporate media can do this on something as big as the Presidential election, jalan48 Jul 10 #33
Yes the media wants to choose the president, i.e., big business wants to choose. 58Sunliner Jul 10 #34
it started with Tylenol mokeyz Jul 10 #38
Are Democratic elected officials part of the coup? Or are they just less aware than people on the internet? brooklynite Jul 10 #41
You tell us your opinion. Emile Jul 10 #46
the ones who've called for Biden to step down are mostly succombing to media pressure IMO LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #53
I suspect they've just panicked from all the nonstop media coverage and all the questions. summer_in_TX Jul 10 #64
The good thing is that, with social media, we're no longer tethered to the right wing MSM. BComplex Jul 10 #44
this profound message is very well stated! thank you! bluboid Jul 10 #50
I've been disgusted with the media before, but this is the absolute worst, most obvious and most dangerous bias LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #52
You cannot win without any media support. kerry-is-my-prez Jul 10 #55
+1... myohmy2 Jul 10 #57
turn it off. barbtries Jul 10 #58
Why should it come as a surprise to anyone? Trump is the best thing corporate media ever got tornado34jh Jul 10 #59
Essentially we're seeing a repeat of the medias actions in 2016. cstanleytech Jul 10 #61
Very true, very good article, and it's "sowing" like planting crops, not "sewing" like clothing. diane in sf Jul 10 #63
Another reason to thank HarryM Jul 11 #67

anti-repub

(12 posts)
62. beltway media
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:17 PM
Jul 10

There is always the useful idiot Democrats who jump to extraordinary heights when the corporate media orders them to.

There is the black caucus, hispanic caucus and the beltway media caucus of the Democratic Party

magicarpet

(15,007 posts)
11. That debate snafus was just the pretense they exploited and capitalized upon to shit trash and relentlessly demean,...
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:57 AM
Jul 10

... DARK BRANDON,... because DARK BRANDON scares these Fascists to death.

BIDEN is just too results orientated. Knows how the mechanisms of a functional governance is achieved. Possesses the experience and wisdom to quietly keep the government on track so the common Mary and Joe make economic gains and live with a bit of dignity.

He is not a prevaricating liar, a cheat, a conman, a snake oil salesman, a rapist, a pedophile, a charlatan, a buffoon, a loud mouth, a violent vindictive political viper who seeks to become the world's most ruthless dictator, despot, and obscenely ostentatious oligach the world has ever seen.

Initech

(100,613 posts)
35. I have had this gut feeling that debate was a deliberate setup for a politcal hit job.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:42 AM
Jul 10

And I can't quite put my finger on it. Fox News set the rules and they declared Trump the winner before the damn thing even began to start. Something about this stinks.

SomedayKindaLove

(670 posts)
49. So did CNN
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 04:39 PM
Jul 10

I haven’t watched cable news in 15 years but I tuned into CNN 45 minutes before the debate. It was all knife sharpening against Biden, who the “experts” decided had to do about 10 things to win the debate. Apparently all Trump had to do to win the debate was show up.

idahoblue

(386 posts)
51. I think he was sabotaged
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 04:57 PM
Jul 10

President Biden had all the sign of too much cough medicine. He had cold. He was probably already taking medicines. All it took was an extra dose a short time before the debate and bingo! Mission accomplished.

Bettie

(16,586 posts)
4. Media barely talks about that orange gasbag
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:27 AM
Jul 10

it's Biden is old 24/7....as if they hadn't already gone over that a million and twelve times.

And apparently, some of our congress people and senators are so interested in getting their TV time that they will stab our sitting president in the back on behalf of the aforementioned orange gasbag.

Bettie

(16,586 posts)
7. I suppose, it looks as if they
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:41 AM
Jul 10

are all in tryouts to be mouthpieces for the new dictator. They seem kind of excited about it....just read what's on the teleprompter and smile and you get to live!

Farmer-Rick

(10,648 posts)
15. It's not rating or money from ratings
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:24 AM
Jul 10

It's governmental giveaways. Less regulation, more tax giveaways and subsidies for seemingly successful corporations.

It's how much they can squeeze from us and nickel and dime us until everything we get is in their pockets. They can't get away with these outrages fees for healthcare, food, water and housing without having the US government in their hip pocket.

They want a fascist dictator so badly they can taste it. It's the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for the filthy-rich. They have been promoting this kind of dictatorship since Nixon.

BComplex

(8,616 posts)
42. And we need to contact our congresscritters and let every single one of them KNOW we are 100% behind Biden.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:07 PM
Jul 10
Here's the contact information for the representatives. I don't have the one for the senate handy.

https://www.house.gov/representatives#name-m

On edit:

Ok. Here's the one for the senators.


https://www.senate.gov/senators/

And on further edit: Here's the info to contact MSNBC.

The 2 main emails are msnbc.digital.editors@nbcuni.com and MSNBCTVinfo@nbcuni.com.
If anyone has specific emails or links to contact Nicole Wallace, Ari Melber, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Stephanie Rhule and Alex Wagner (Joy Reid and Lawrence O'Donnell have been the only two that haven't been beating the "Biden is too old and needs to be replaced" drum, please post them.

Executive Editor, MSNBC.com, Meredith Bennett-Smith

Senior Opinion Editor, Clarissa Pharr

Senior Blogs Producer, Hayley Miller

Opinion Editor, Jarvis DeBerry

Opinion Editor, Jim Downie

Blogs Editor, Shawn

Bettie

(16,586 posts)
43. I can certainly contact the media
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:17 PM
Jul 10

But my rep is Ashley Hinson and my senators are Grassley and Ernst. No point in contacting any of them about anything.

They all live for that orange thing.

 

Model35mech

(2,047 posts)
8. Biden has opponents/enemies, both foreign and domestic
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:43 AM
Jul 10

Some of them appear to be in places or have much influence on places that influence the content of "news".

The way to counter news is to replace it with a stronger more compelling story.

A largely secular, authoritarian coup, to bring about a '2nd Revolution', could be that story.

But that must be moved forward by others. Biden needs to go forward campaigning as the rational best choice.

Johnny2X2X

(19,992 posts)
9. Haberman and Tur
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:46 AM
Jul 10

When it came out in court testimony that Haberman (NY Times), and Tur (MSNBC) were basically part of the Trump campaign and that the campaign could call them up and tell them what they wanted them to report it should have been an earthquake level scandal. Both should have been fired immediately. When neither were disciplined I was stunned. When the other media barely even covered it, I knew we were in big trouble.

I believe Trump spent the last 4 years corrupting as much of the media as he could. I think his financiers are paying key people at every media outlet they could find takers. I think it's not just writers and TV personalities, but news directors and executives. I think that it's more widespread than anyone could imagine. I am convinced they have someone at NPR too, that's how total the takeover is.

doc03

(35,905 posts)
10. There seems to be plenty of Democrats in Washington that keep
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:48 AM
Jul 10

feeding the fire. Trump is a convicted felon, and nobody cares.

Magoo48

(4,856 posts)
12. Corporate Media overwhelmingly showing us exactly who they are for a quarter of a century isn't enough apparently.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:06 AM
Jul 10

People by the millions tune in every day.
Folks here on DU still express surprise, anger, and outrage at the MSM, and this or that bullshit slinging host, for doing or not doing this or that.
A few corporate billionaires are under reporting, censoring, manipulating, and out ant out lying to shape information to suit their greed driven, bottom line focus.
Our common welfare doesn’t mean shit.
It will not change. And please, by all means, stay tuned.

duckworth969

(950 posts)
60. Your reply is completely on point
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:37 PM
Jul 10

For the life of me, every time somebody posts, CNN did this or MSNBC did that, I’m like, what did you expect!?

These MSM corporations are owned and run by billionaires. They don’t give a rats ass what common folk think.

I feel the same about the NYT, it’s a rag now being overrun by Tories.

So, spare me the laments about how Tapper or any other of the toadies have changed, or finally got it right or whatever.

Push MSM out of your life. They really aren’t worth your time.

GoreWon2000

(401 posts)
66. They did this to Al Gore in 2000 and he still got the most votes!
Thu Jul 11, 2024, 12:37 AM
Jul 11

It was the corrupt GOP SCOTUS majority who stole that election and took our votes away just like they're trying to do to dem primary voters now with help from traitor dem congress people, mostly white men.

KS Toronado

(18,255 posts)
14. Is it time we have massive demonstrations outside every local TV station?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:22 AM
Jul 10

Demanding they explain why they are not reporting on TSF's unfitness for office, how Project 2025
will run them out of business, etc, etc.

rubbersole

(7,279 posts)
18. A large portion of the people saying Biden should get out...
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:34 AM
Jul 10

..are making over $400,000 a year. That 8% income tax rate going to 35% just might be influencing their opinions. Not something I can/ever will be able to relate to. Billionaires really don't like paying taxes...

Initech

(100,613 posts)
36. Yup. People say they want change. But then they vote with their damn wallets every single time.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:44 AM
Jul 10

Because they listen to the stupid bullshit right wing propaganda fearmongering outlets and don't think for themselves.

OMGWTF

(4,185 posts)
47. Warren Buffet recently said that if corporations paid their fair share there would be no need to tax individuals.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:52 PM
Jul 10

rubbersole

(7,279 posts)
56. Well, well, that's just woke.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 06:17 PM
Jul 10

C'mon down to the Sunshine State. We're gettin' rid of the laws that make life easier for dem 'others'. Readin' books about climate change. Not here. Plus, slavery was just job training. At no charge. Corporate taxes mean no jobs. Governor Casey DeSantis is fixin' that.
What kind of name is "Warren" anyway? What does he know about business?

BigDemVoter

(4,295 posts)
20. I agree 100%
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:37 AM
Jul 10

I have seen some real bullshit over the years from the freak out over the photo of Dukakis in a tank to Hillary's emails, but THIS is the fucking bottom of the barrel.

We have felon and a rapist & insurrectionist who attempted a coup d'etat and who has stacked the SCOTUS with crazies who overturned Roe versus Wade, yet we hear NADA but hysterical stories about Biden.

I am more disgusted than I ever have been.

Initech

(100,613 posts)
37. And if Fuckhead gets into power, he's dictator for life.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:48 AM
Jul 10

The government is destroyed, the fucking Heritage Foundation will own the courts for the next century and a half, we'll have a super far right SCOTUS that we'll never get rid of, and Putin takes over Europe. It's a literal nightmare scenario.

Joe Nation

(972 posts)
23. CNN hasn't stopped headlining Biden dissent since the debate
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:02 AM
Jul 10

They are trying to become the Left-wing equivalent of Fox. Fear, and more fear just to get ratings. CNN is disgusting.

Joe Nation

(972 posts)
39. They already tried that
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:06 PM
Jul 10

When they hired several former Fox people until they finally had to get rid of them. Now they want to be the Fox of the Left. They are as "splashy" as Fox and everything is "BREAKING NEWS". They can't replace Fox but they can use the same business model.

Who_Me

(9 posts)
69. I noticed Huff-Po jumped on the dump Biden bandwagon early.
Thu Jul 11, 2024, 04:57 AM
Jul 11

I'm not sure what to think of them now, just another main stream media site?

Linda ladeewolf

(96 posts)
24. If it's of any interest
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:12 AM
Jul 10

I took another survey from ugov, last night it was all about age, who was too old to run, abortion and other things. The questions were not yes or no, they were rather skewed in such a way so as to get the answers they wanted. While these surveys are supposed to be anonymous, they have all your information so they know where you live and everything else. They wanted Biden to be too old as near as I can tell. I’m pretty sure they did not get the answers they wanted from me. This will be my last survey for them. Unless I can get the information I want out of it.

bucolic_frolic

(44,675 posts)
27. Media, corporations, SCOTUS are aligned
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:22 AM
Jul 10

Dissent is squelched. Historically this has been war posturing, but in an era of weaked State, it means fascism ahead. IMHO

Response to Deek1935 (Original post)

johnnyplankton

(393 posts)
30. Yes the corporate media sucks, but I think if you talk to people who aren't on DU....
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:31 AM
Jul 10

average citizens have concerns about Biden's fitness. He's been an amazing president but he looks feeble. That doesn't mean I'm not voting or volunteering for him, assuming he's the nominee.

jmbar2

(5,638 posts)
32. Another possible factor... The 7 Mountains Mandate (Dominionism)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:31 AM
Jul 10

Christian Nationalists (CN) have been working for over a decade now to put their folks at the top of the 7 mountains of influence in the US. One of those mountains is the media.

I have no data to support my hypothesis, but the overlap between the rightwing and CN is strong.

jalan48

(14,059 posts)
33. And if the corporate media can do this on something as big as the Presidential election,
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:34 AM
Jul 10

can you imagine what they do on a daily basis to mold public opinion in the direction they want around the bread and butter issues American’s face?

58Sunliner

(4,886 posts)
34. Yes the media wants to choose the president, i.e., big business wants to choose.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:34 AM
Jul 10

We can't let them. This is class warfare, in real time.

mokeyz

(26 posts)
38. it started with Tylenol
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:58 AM
Jul 10

The 1982 Tylenol poisoning- i happened to be watching TV when I think an 11 o’clock news preview said that an over the counter medication was found to be laced with cyanide news at 11.

I sat there in shock wondering how many people would take that medication before the 11 o’clock news since they were more interested in getting people to watch the news than actually telling us what medication!

brooklynite

(96,695 posts)
41. Are Democratic elected officials part of the coup? Or are they just less aware than people on the internet?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:47 PM
Jul 10

LymphocyteLover

(5,967 posts)
53. the ones who've called for Biden to step down are mostly succombing to media pressure IMO
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:19 PM
Jul 10

probably are scared about losing

summer_in_TX

(2,886 posts)
64. I suspect they've just panicked from all the nonstop media coverage and all the questions.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:45 PM
Jul 10

Fear is contagious. False Evidence Appearing Real, as one of my twelve-step friends would say.

BComplex

(8,616 posts)
44. The good thing is that, with social media, we're no longer tethered to the right wing MSM.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:56 PM
Jul 10

We need to be using those platforms to make it clear what the Democratic party stands for, opposed to the right wing. And we need to show who is bought and paid for (a few supreme court justices come to mind).

LymphocyteLover

(5,967 posts)
52. I've been disgusted with the media before, but this is the absolute worst, most obvious and most dangerous bias
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:18 PM
Jul 10

against the Dem and for the Repub I've seen!!!

barbtries

(28,981 posts)
58. turn it off.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:14 PM
Jul 10

maybe a boycott, with letters explaining why, could make a difference.

I'm reliant on DU and the Meidas Touch for nearly all of my news at this point. I don't want to stroke out before TCFSF

tornado34jh

(1,136 posts)
59. Why should it come as a surprise to anyone? Trump is the best thing corporate media ever got
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:27 PM
Jul 10

Someone said before the 2016 election, and I don't remember who it was, that as soon as Trump gets into power, they will all bow down to him. That was some serious foreshadowing. Now the fruits are laid bare for all who are willing to see.

HarryM

(60 posts)
67. Another reason to thank
Thu Jul 11, 2024, 03:37 AM
Jul 11

Ronnie Rat Raygun for getting rid of the Fairness Act, and allowing only one side to be heard.
Thank the RepubliCONs for voting down the Media Ownership and Reform Act TWICE!
Perhaps if this act twice proposed by the late great Maurice Hinchey, we could get past all this corporate ownership, and start to hear both real sides again.

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