As FAIR has kept in mind prior to ( June 7)... The most recent version of this dreadful trend is the recent veneration of retiredLt. Col. Ralph Peters. A veteran Fox News presence, Peters gave up the network in March to< a href=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/business/media/fox-news-analyst-ralph-peters.html > much fanfare ,calling it a "propaganda device" in service of Trump. However Peters is a strange arbiter of exactly what is and isn't really propaganda, provided his long history of bigoted, warmongering virtriol. From LivesMatter and Obama were Islamists, to calling Yemenis"primitive,"to writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal headlined"Civilian Casualties: No Apology Needed"( 7/25/02 ), Peters has actually been one of the most bloodthirsty hawks and overtly anti-Muslim giants in American media. He even lobbied for among the really things he criticizes Putin for doing, the killing of reporters-- requiring"military attacks on the partisan media"in the Journal of International Security Affairs( 5/24/09 ). Now that he dislikes Trump for being mean to his friends in the United States intelligence community, he can find a home once again on CNN as a Reputable, Sensible Republican Politician-- that many valued of threatened species, in
urgent requirement of protection. His look recently on Anderson Cooper 360 (< a href=http://money.cnn.com/video/media/2018/06/07/ex-fox-news-analyst-destructive-propaganda-machine-sot-ac.cnnmoney/index.html > 6/7/18 )was given several radiant reviews in the United States press, excited for a defection story. In the liberal embrace of documented racist Glenn Beck, who then went on to be pro-Trump anyway, is any guide, there's an expense to legitimizing every reactionary loudmouth exclusively because they say indicate aspects of the president.
... and the Daily Monster ( June 6), to name a few outlets.The main distinction between a Trump conservative and a #NeverTrump conservative
is that the latter occurs to like the CIA a little more than they hate bad people. Being good on precisely something-- disliking Trump-- and in the most belated, surface-level way possible, does not erase a hateful, racist ideology that animated one's entire career.Cable news producers should factor that in when turning the fringes of the right into #Resistance heroes just since they mark off one partisan box. Or, at the very least, if they're going to have them on, they need to define their visitors'long performance history of hate, incitement and racism.Truthdig is running a reader-funded task to document the Poor Individuals's Project.
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