MSNBC Anchor: "Our Job" Is To "Control Exactly What People Think"


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+Mirumir    5,857

 

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MSNBC Anchor: "Our Job" Is To "Control Exactly What People Think"

 

During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is "trying to undermine the media," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media's "job" is to "actually control exactly what people think."

 

 

SCARBOROUGH: "Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, 'Yeah you guys are going crazy. He's doing -- what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.'"

 

BRZEZINSKI: "Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job."

 

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+Mirumir    5,857
1 minute ago, Melfster said:

LOL.... She was talking about Trump. 

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he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job."

"he could have" is a past modal while "that is our job" is a statement.

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Melfster    770

Believe what you want to believe...She was talking about Trump.

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Xenon    12,601

Yep. Talking about Trump. 

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+Mirumir    5,857
2 minutes ago, Melfster said:

Believe what you want to believe...She was talking about Trump.

Believe what you want to believe, but she also said "that is our job".

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+warwagon    14,155
16 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

 

 

 

As much as I like Trump, she was talking about Trump.

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+Raze    17,703

Zerohedge cherry picking a comment, no surprise there.   Watch the entire segment of the show for context.  Could she have chosen better words, yes.  Hardly a big reveal about the media though.  :no:

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+Mirumir    5,857
3 minutes ago, warwagon said:

As much as I like Trump, she was talking about Trump.

And while doing that, she revealed the truth about the media itself.

 

p.s. Everyone is talking about Trump these days. When I punch in "russia" into google news search box, a big chunk of the results that come up is about Trump.

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Yogurth    2,340
8 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

And while doing that, she revealed the truth about the media itself.

 

p.s. Everyone is talking about Trump these days. When I punch in "russia" into google news search box, a big chunk of the results that come up is about Trump.

Fully agree, only if You cut the sentence before ..."and that is our job" it is about Trump. It doesn't take a genius to comprehend what she actually said while talking about Trump.

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Hum    6,934

No one controls what I think.

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Emn1ty    4,384

It's funny how we can garner so much meaning from a few words... words that likely weren't meant to imply anything at all.

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+Mirumir    5,857
11 minutes ago, Emn1ty said:

It's funny how we can garner so much meaning from a few words... words that likely weren't meant to imply anything at all.

Sometimes a few words is all that's needed.

 

The Dems have been telling the public that they've fixed the economy and everything was improving in Obama's second term. That's not true. Now that Trump is in charge, they are going to blame the worsening economic situation on him as if he's inherited the country in a very good shape. They've planted a seed which they are going be exploiting.

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+Mirumir    5,857
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 "it’s kind of hard to tell others to have a independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves." - George W. Bush

 

:laugh:

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NJ Louch    9,633

You really are trying to twist this quote to serve your agenda aren't you.  Do you believe the nonsense you are pushing here, and moreover do you believe that anyone here actually buy's this?

 

From the guy who's claimed that Russia has no propaganda machine ;) 

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Jim K    16,002
9 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

:laugh:

Probably should have added context to Bush's quote.

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Asked if he agreed with Trump’s pronouncement that the news media is "the enemy of the people," Bush was even more direct in his criticism of the new president. "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account," he said. "Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power."

 

Bush added that while in office he’d pushed Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept a free press and that "it’s kind of hard to tell others to have a independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves.

 

Bloomberg

...so, I'm not entirely sure what is :laugh: about what he said?  Unless you disagree that "the media to be indispensable to democracy" and "it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power" ... and it is hard to tell others to have free press when our own executive branch is viciously attacking it. 

 

/shrug

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+trag3dy    4,219

I don't really care for CNN and I've seen this clip circulating but it always ends immediately after the lady says "that is our job" and I feel like there is some very important context that is being cut out.

 

I also think a lot of mainstream news sources take stuff completely out of context to push their naratives (from both sides of the political spectrum) so we shouldn't play their game and do the same thing just say "I got you!".

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Tuskd    2,748

Talking generally, I agree that media does have a say on what information we receive and thus they could indirectly control what we think about. With the current advances in technology, news/hoaxes spread instantaneously and has the ability to flood over actual credible info. There is always bias and everything should be taken with a grain of salt. But what I feel is that due to the presence of multiple sources of information, we can analyse different perspectives of the same information and form our own opinion. As long all forms of media outlets don't join hands to spread an agenda, nobody can control what we think and how we think. But it all boils down to what a person wishes to intake. We should do some hunting or else we fall into the trap of a single source's perception.

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DocM    16,962
On 2/26/2017 at 11:11 AM, Emn1ty said:

It's funny how we can garner so much meaning from a few words... words that likely weren't meant to imply anything at all.

What drives this is what her father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, said about the media's future influence. Apple, fall, tree....

 

quote-shortly-the-public-will-be-unable-

 

 

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Simmo3D    310
On 26/02/2017 at 4:20 AM, Mirumir said:

 

Anyone who thinks this is nonsense, or that its Trumps fault needs to re-evaluate themselves and WAKE THE **CK UP. The MSM are trying to push a false narrative, and dumb but honest statements like this prove Trump is right. Whether you like him or not.

 

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TPreston    5,389
5 hours ago, Simmo3D said:

Anyone who thinks this is nonsense, or that its Trumps fault needs to re-evaluate themselves and WAKE THE **CK UP. The MSM are trying to push a false narrative, and dumb but honest statements like this prove Trump is right. Whether you like him or not.

#InfoWarsParty

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+Gary7    7,592
On 2/26/2017 at 6:01 AM, Hum said:

No one controls what I think.

Not to worry only about 20 people saw it, their ratings are real low.

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Andre S.    1,924

Well given the other announcer started talking over her when she was about to say "that is our job", it's possible she just didn't finish the sentence and would have added something like "that is our job to denounce these dangerous tendencies" or such. But it certainly sounds like she's actually saying it's the media's job to control what people think.

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DeaconFrost88    22

I'm curious if you get TrumpPoints for every insane right-wing conspiracy link you post, redeemable for made-in-China Trump swag?

 

You can sit and bash the Dems all you want, but given the way the country has gone since the elections, when the Reps have been in charge...you have absolutely no ground to stand on.  Your party is so much of a joke, they make the Dems look capable and rational.

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+Mirumir    5,857
54 minutes ago, DeaconFrost88 said:

I'm curious if you get TrumpPoints for every insane right-wing conspiracy link you post, redeemable for made-in-China Trump swag?

The Sixteenth Directorate pays me in Russian Rubles.

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