“Under a strategy championed by Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, the White House has doubled its footprint on Twitter since July, giving official accounts on the social media web site to more than a dozen additional communications staffers.”
When considering the White House efforts, remember the words of the NAZI Propaganda master Goebbels:
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
― Joseph Goebbels
Let’s face it, J.J. has it comin’.
After years of kissing up to the President and his Press Secretary, the White House Press Corps still get no love. I am amused by how shocked the lady in the center seems to be when Mr. Carney walks out on her question.
It’s like the nerdy guy who’s stuck on the head cheerleader. As long as she’s willing to look in his direction, he will take the attention of her abuse.
Update: Some have noted that the reported that he walked out on was a Black woman. I have no doubt that he would have done the same to anyone asking uncomfortable questions. Plus, he’s a racist.
The Missus and I finished watching Star Trek: Into Darkness a few days ago, and it’s taken me that time to fathom exactly what it was that I saw and why it was so popular.
The previous Star Trek move directed by Mr. Abrams was not a favorite of mine: It seemed to be designed for an ADHD generation. Lots of action, flash, and pop; just enough storyline development to string it together. With the ending of the film as it was, the door was open to a whole new Star Trek universe, where a creative mind could generate imaginative and unique stories.
But that’s just too easy….
Instead, Into Darkness is so derivative it HURTS. Most of the characters mimic, if not mock, the personas played in the original Star Trek series of the Sixties. Plot lines are stolen from previous movies; heck, even dialogue is directly spewed from The Wrath Of Khan in a completely schmaltzy method. There is even a conversation between Young Spock and Old Spock, delivered as straight red meat for fans of the old show. Never mind that I have no idea as to how plot-wise this little miracle was possible, or why it happened.
The question is, “Why?” I suspect, sadly, that it is because J.J. Abrams knows his audience: style over substance. I mean Into Darkness is a good-looking movie, with impressive effects, moving quickly from action scene to action scene. What it is not is a good story. There is little plot development, and no time for the audience to breath and take in what little discovery there is in the film.
So there you have it. If you would prefer a rather useful and humorous synopsis of the film see:
Many of the arguments offered by Mr. Hinkle are questionable at best, but the real kicker is the idea that the government is “banning” gay marriage. Any homosexual couple can hold a ceremony to celebrate their love, and consider themselves a life-long pair. What the government is doing is not recognizing homosexual couples as being married.
The institution of marriage is historically designed for heterosexual unions to grant protections and privileges unique to their relationship. It is a contract between a man, women, and the state to foster children and the continuation of family.
Attempts to institute gay marriage are actually the reverse of libertarianism. It is social engineering; an attempt to force on the populace the idea that a homosexual relationship is morally and socially equivalent to heterosexual relationships, and thus society should be responsible to provide them the same privileges historically offered.
If I’ve missed something in my logic, reply!
The article also notes that the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, NBC) have not picked up on this little piece of information.
When the press can cherry pick what to report, they can control the political narrative.
Bruce Boxleitner + revolution against collectivist society + cool animation
Not deathless art, but a pretty good show. I would recommend to anyone who has seen Tron and Tron Legacy.
CNN reports that President Rouhani of Iran comments on the Holocaust in his interview with Christina Amanpour. Iranian State media states that he never said “Holocaust”, a no-no word among the Persians.
The Wall St. Journal thinks the state media is right. So, is it merely a case of mistranslation, or is it an attempt to put the President in a more “moderate” light?