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Fri Dec 10, 2021, 02:56 PM

This Violent Piece of Insurrection Was Planned Openly on Unencrypted Channels'

CounterSpin interview with Dorothee Benz on January 6 insurrection
Janine Jackson

Excerpt: Joining us now is political scientist Dorothee Benz. A writer, organizer and strategist, she has many years of work in frontline struggles here in the US. She joins us by phone from Brooklyn. Welcome back to CounterSpin, Dorothee Benz.

Dorothee Benz: It’s great to be here.

JJ: My brain at first went to language, you know: Is “protester” the best label when the target is the democratic process? Is “chaos” the most evocative description for a planned and predicted action with some measure of evident official sanction? Now I’m reading “unprepared”; everyone was “unprepared.”

But there are deeper questions about corporate media’s role here. Just to throw a dart: While they’ve recently begun to qualify it, elite media spent years referring matter of factly to “voter fraud,” despite its virtual nonexistence, because they simply had to suggest a Democratic equivalent to evidence of Republican voter suppression, lest they be accused of bias. So the idea that you can just declare fraud without evidence has been well-established by the press itself.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:01 PM

1. It may be worse than both sides-ism - Big Media has been DELIBERATELY carrying water for the GOP

With the notable exception of MSNBC (usually), news media has been tilting the playing field for Repugs for many years - no matter for far-right - because that's what Wall Street wants.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:06 PM

2. Yes, absolutely.

Also, I often post the reminder on how MSM followed Trump around like a puppy after a cookie.

EMPTY podiums where they had live cameras waiting for him because of ratings. The other Republican candidates during the primary could not get coverage of their events. It was disgusting, so when their talking head pundits complain about Trump I still cringe.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:15 PM

3. And just wait until someone more "palatable" becomes the new GOP pied piper

The MSM (with the noted exceptions) will be fawning about how the GOP has "turned the page" - regardless how fascist this new individual may actually be.

And of course, they'll continue to frame most discussions the way the right frames them.

I hope I'm wrong - but it is what it is.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:20 PM

4. I agree 100%. That is the worry, another Reagan type. Someone who smiles and says

"reasonable" but deadly authoritarian/nationalistic policies..worse than Trump/McConnell.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:41 PM

5. +1

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Response to peppertree (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:49 PM

6. ugh

Scary how it could get worse.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 05:13 PM

7. Sure!

Reagan was a real sweetheart compared to today's rabid GOP.

So you can imagine what they'll throw up next.

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