“And then they have cans of soup. Soup. And they throw the cans of soup. That’s better than a brick because you can’t throw a brick; it’s too heavy. But a can of soup, you can really put some power into that, right?
And then, when they get caught, they say, “No, this is soup for my family.” They’re so innocent. “This is soup for my family.” It’s incredible. And you have people coming over with bags of soup — big bags of soup. And they lay it on the ground, and the anarchists take it and they start throwing it at our cops, at our police. And if it hits you, that’s worse than a brick because that’s got force. It’s the perfect size. It’s, like, made perfect.”
said Donald Trump, 31 July 2020.
There’s a barrage of information from politicians, organisations, the media and social media. It’s no accident that many of us are unsure and overwhelmed by nonsense and conflicting opinions – it’s a deliberate tactic, known as “Flooding the zone with sh**”.
Steve Bannon, talking to Michael Lewis (Bloomberg opinion February 9, 2018), “The Democrats don’t matter,” he had said to me over our lunch. “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”
Capitalism and new-ness
Social media streams
Thought terminating cliches
Quantity of Trump lies
Putin media strategy
Far right doesn’t have principles, it has a media strategy
Critical evaluation of fake news
This is a note for UIP.