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For your viewing pleasure:

”Get me Roger Stone” (2017) an hour and a half documentary streamable on Netflix. A biography of an infamous political operative with Stone’s willing participation. Many insights into the rise of Trump.

”The Brainwashing of My Dad” (2015) streamable on Netflix and Hulu and probably elsewhere. Much food for thought on the effect of Fox News and other propaganda.

Jane Mayer is an investigative journalist and a staff writer with The New Yorker since 1995. She spent five years working on ” Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” (2016) The Koch brothers threatened a lawsuit, but none materialized. Glancing at her bibliography was probably enough to discourage them. This is the definitive work. It is well worth reading. You will never again lightly pass over a reference to The Heritage Foundation or the American Enterprise Institute or the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Jane Mayer also wrote a lengthy piece on the reclusive multibillionaire, James Mercer, whose money and influence were essential for the Trump presidency.

The Importance of Words and Framing: ”Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate” (2014) by George Lakoff is a very readable and insightful piece on the sophistication of Republican propaganda and the importance of words and framing.


Sandy Hook Torment

“After suffering the agonizing emotional pain of the loss of a loved one to violence, grieving family members are forced to endure emotional stress in the form of hostile confrontation, online slander and defamation, and disparagement of the memory of their loved one, as well as the denigration of the tribulation they have experienced as a result of the death of their loved one. No one should have to endure such hateful treatment at the hands of fellow members of society, especially after suffering a profound loss to an unspeakable act of violence.”

“Most members of society are allowed to grieve in peace, surrounded by an atmosphere of compassion. This has not been the case for many family members of victims who lost their lives to tragic, highly publicized mass killings. It isn’t fair or acceptable. Action must be taken to restore peace and tranquility to those personally affected by the despicable cruelty cast upon them by individuals acting under the ‘truth movement.’ As a society, the right to free speech is important to all of us, but there is a fine line between freedom of expression and freedom to abuse and defame others.

The Hoaxers and Gun Truthers are regularly crossing that line, and must not be allowed to impart this hatred unimpeded. Until these malicious abusers, anonymous identities are revealed, and consequences burden them, they will not stop stalking and tormenting innocent people who are trying to go on with their lives and heal from the emotional trauma suffered as a result of their tragic loss.” Source: