In a world of fake news and alternative facts it can be hard to get the “truth,” so U.S. President Donald Trump has quietly launched his own ‘propaganda’ news network in a move straight out of George Orwell’s dystopian society 1984, a Ministry of Truth.
In Orwell’s novel, the Ministry of Truth’s purpose was to dictate and protect the government’s version of reality.
Last week, it went silently unnoticed as the Trump campaign launched a state propaganda news network.
Trump’s plight about MSM news and their lack of positive news about his administration will finally be heard using Facebook to broadcast “Trump TV.” Topics include job growth, the stock market, the economy and any other positive news about Trump’s achievements for the week.
“More great economic news on Friday,” former pro-Trump CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany says, seated in front of a blue Trump-Pence themed wall to give “the real news.”
McEnany has also just been announced to be the Republican National Committee’s national spokesperson, Politico reported. It’s unclear if this new job will affect McEnany’s ability to also be the propaganda spokeswoman for Trump TV as well. It’s also unclear whether she is being paid by the Trump campaign or the White House.
1984‘s sales raised the book back to the bestseller’s list on Amazon after Trump’s inauguration, NYPost reported.
In another video, Lara Trump talks about the president’s successes.
“I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had this week because there’s so much fake news out there,” she said at the beginning of the video, The Hill reported. “We wanted to give you a glimpse into his week,” Lara Trump added.
However, it’s the way she signs off the network that is worrying.
“Thanks for joining us everybody. I’m Lara Trump, and that is the real news,” Laura Trump said concluding the video.Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted that the video felt like “state-owned channels” in other countries.
The director of Campaign Legal Center, Brendan Fischer, told The Daily Beast that the president “is now using campaign funds to create what looks like a quasi-state TV project.”
“A disclaimer stating that this is paid for by the Trump campaign appears particularly important here,” Fischer continued.
That disclosure “is legally required for any other ad broadcast by the Trump campaign,” he further expressed, but “there is some ambiguity about when a disclaimer is required for ads posted exclusively on social media, and the Trump campaign may be trying to assert a loophole.”
The Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, spoofed President Trump’s new “Real News” videos in a segment last week “that looks like state-sponsored propaganda,” Colbert said.
The comedian then cuts to a quick skit of his program “Real News” in which the anchors mock Lara Trump.
While Trump TV may highlight his accomplishments it certainly won’t highlight his scandals and it’s important to get a balanced diet of propaganda.
Previously MSNBC’s Co-host of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, has stated that it was the media’s job to “control exactly what people think.” Here at Activist Post we think it’s your job to think for yourself.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind. – Jim Morrison.
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