MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday detailed the remarkable journey of the group Falun Gong shifting from disrupting White House events to dominating the conversation on Facebook.
Maddow hilariously recounted the “major embarrassment” for the George W. Bush White House when a protester interrupted remarks by President of China Hu Jintao.
The protester was credentialed to cover the event for the Epoch Times, which is controlled by Falun Gong.
“Well, NBC News has a scoop out today about that group, about how that paper, the Epoch Times has transformed itself a lot in the Trump era. It’s a real revelation, this reporting from NBC News,” Maddow said. “I mean, Epoch Times and its media group, they’ve made themselves into a whole new thing entirely and in a very big way.”
“Over the last six months, the single largest organization that has spent money on Facebook ads promoting Donald Trump and Donald Trump’s re-election is as you might expect the Donald Trump re-election campaign. The organization that is second on that list, though, is this Falun Gong newspaper, the Epoch Times.
She read a quote from the report, by Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins.
“By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook than The Epoch Times. The small New York-based nonprofit news outlet has spent more than $1.5 million on about 11,000 pro-Trump advertisements in the last six months, according to data from Facebook’s advertising archive — more than any organization outside of the Trump campaign itself, and more than most Democratic presidential candidates have spent on their own campaigns,” the report read.
“So why is this little special interest newspaper becoming the biggest online booster of Donald Trump’s re-election other than Donald Trump’s re-election campaign itself?” Maddow asked. “Well, it’s apparently their new business model.”
Maddow again read from the NBC News report.
“Before 2016, The Epoch Times generally stayed out of U.S. politics, unless they dovetailed with Chinese interests. The publication’s recent ad strategy, coupled with a broader campaign to embrace social media and conservative U.S. politics — Trump in particular — has doubled The Epoch Times’ revenue, according to the organization’s tax filings, and pushed it to greater prominence in the broader conservative media world,” the story reported.
“When it comes to their revenue, what seems to be really driving things are parts of the epoch media group that are producing online-only content under an entity called the New Tang Dynasty,” she continued.
The host read some of the titles of videos appearing on their YouTube account.
- QAnon — Why it’s NOT a Conspiracy Theory
- Tentacles of the Deep State exposed
- WHY DRUG Epidemic Was Engineered by Deep State
- $200 Million Operation: How Deep State Funds CARAVAN and CHAOS in the United States
- Deep State, 13 BLOODLINES & their Diabolical End Game | Tentacles of the Deep State
“So the newspaper that until just recently promoted the interests of the dissident Chinese religious movement is now whole-hog on board both in its newspaper and its related media entities with all of the completely around-the-bend pro-Trump intergalactic conspiracy theory stuff,” she explained.
“Literally about, you know, drinking the blood of sacrificed children and the Illuminati and their persistent terrifying bloodlines,” Maddow continued. “Alongside all the explicitly pro-Trump stuff and this kind of stuff, there is also just, like, traditional Grade-A American paranoia brain rot stuff like how Ted Bundy the serial killer was groomed by the Deep State for politics, but he branched off into being a serial killer? Also how the deep state is hiding the true science of astrology, and as you might expect, naturally, there is the 9/11 stuff.
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‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.
‘Obstructionist-in-chief’ McConnell pilloried by conservative scholar with plea for Kentucky voters to dump him
In a column for the conservative Bulwark, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who worked with under Ken Starr during the Whitewater investigation implored Kentucky voters to dump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying he has used the rules of the Senate to crown himself king.
According to Kimberly Wehle, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, McConnell has used his ascension to the majority leader's spot to become the "obstructionist-in-chief."
Pointing at a government that appears frozen in place, Wehle wrote, "Voters are pointing fingers, variously, at House Democrats, Republican senators, federal agencies, the federal judiciary, their state and local counterparts, and of course Donald J. Trump himself," before adding, "Much of the logjam in government falls at the feet of a single man whose power does not stem from the Constitution at all. As Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has repeatedly and single-handedly flouted the will of the people and the prerogatives of his governmental counterparts otherwise mandated by the U.S. Constitution."
Why won’t Democrats say they want government to solve problems?
All 10 Democratic candidates in the Houston debate Sept. 13 spoke about investing public money – taxpayer dollars – in education, health care and economic opportunity for Americans. Those ideas depend on an underlying point none of them came out and said directly: Government can help citizens live better lives and achieve their dreams.
Why won’t Democrats come out and say that government is, or at least can be, good?Crisis of distrust
The 2020 presidential campaign is happening in an America facing a historic crisis of public trust in political leaders, branches of government and each other. Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur seeking the Democratic nomination, said it directly on the stage: “We don’t trust our institutions anymore.”