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NBC News’s Anti-Trump Propaganda Ad Exploits Children

NBC News’s Anti-Trump Propaganda Ad Exploits Children

Propaganda video illustrates why Americans distrust the media

https://youtu.be/2btcifuakCo

Democrats and the progressive left have a propensity for using children as political props to push for everything from carbon taxes and gun control to illegal immigration and transgender bathrooms.  There seem only two domestic issues that the left refuses to consider in relation to children:  abortion and the national debt.

Hillary used children in her “role model” ad against then-presidential candidate Trump, and now NBC News has compiled a video entitled “Dear Mr. President” in which they present children expressing their fear of President Trump.

This anti-Trump ad hard-hitting news segment, however, is being called out as propaganda.  Mostly because it is.

Fox News reports:

A pair of NBC News videos featuring kids expressing fears about Donald Trump’s presidency is coming under fire by conservatives who call it “propaganda.”

The videos show kids saying things such as “Most of my family is black. I’m afraid that you’re gonna hurt some of us blacks,” “You are here, attempting to white-wash America,” “You’re going to separate me away from the rest of my family, and I really don’t want [that] because I love them too much.”

The videos begin with one youth offering faint praise, then continue with a barrage of children expressing despair and fear over Trump and his policies.

Setting aside the fact that all of this hysteria about Trump being a racist and his agenda overflowing with items aimed at harming black and minority communities is based in pure fantasy, the exploitation of children and the very real and potentially long-term emotional and psychological effects of creating (completely unfounded) fear in the hearts and minds of children is unconscionable.

One of these children says that he fears Trump will “hurt” black people.  On what this is based is anyone’s guess because one thing about which Trump has never wavered in his many decades of political see-sawing is the need for stronger black communities that are safe and that afford children the same quality of education and opportunity afforded to more affluent communities.

Another child says that he doesn’t “like [the president’s] definition of ‘American’,” and again, it’s not at all clear on what this assessment is based or what the child even means.  Needless to say, no one asks, either.

Fox News continues:

The conservative outlet CNS ran a story that said: “NBC News handpicked anti-Trump tykes for two propaganda videos to make it appear that every child in America thinks President Trump is an ignorant racist and threat to the country.”

CNS said NBC seems to have gone out of its way to present all children as being terrified of a Trump-led nation.

NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It’s not surprising that NBC is in hiding over this anti-Trump ad.  The number of likes on this video is 103 as I’m typing this, while the dislikes are 9,047.

https://youtu.be/2btcifuakCo

One might think that in the wake of their cable and network news ratings, the “mainstream” media would work to rebuild the trust of the American people.  Apparently, though, they’ve decided to take another route and double-down on the precise reason that public trust in mass media is at record lows.

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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

Hmm. Where did these kids get their notions about Trump? From their deep study of what Trump has said and done, or from their parents? I’m betting on the latter.

This definitely qualifies as fake news, though a better description is “made-up news,” though when you get right down to it, it isn’t news at all.

    Helen in reply to topcat69. | February 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I consider it borderline child abuse.

      murkyv in reply to Helen. | February 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      “Trump is a very bad man, Billy. Now go put on that little pink dress and I’ll do your hair for you”

    Hmm. Where did these kids get their notions about Trump? From their deep study of what Trump has said and done, or from their parents? I’m betting on the latter.

    I’m betting neither. It’s probably from their government-run indoctrination center workers public school teachers.

casualobserver | February 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm

NBC’s audience has to know and accept the bias whether they agree with it or not. Most likely CNN audiences are coming around to that same point, too, now.

But what I find it comical now for the media in general, especially those who haven’t cemented a fully progressive bias. (Most have that bias, just fewer are so willingly blatant.) The funny part – they are someone banking on the same polling methods and results that misled them to the point of tears on election night. I think most outlets truly believe that Trump is highly unpopular so they can continue their anti-Trump programming. And it may be true within their bubbles (NYC, LA, etc.). But they are really alienating more people than the “2 million fewer” who voted for Trump over Clinton. In 4 years, if his reelection is big or a landslide, the comical media will play a big role in that in my opinion.

My kids brought the news home to me that “Trump is going to ship us back to Africa”. Before i could correct them, my 12 year old laughed and said “We are not from Africa, so how can we go back?” The public school system and the parents of the children are brain washing them, and creating a “State of Fear”. I have done my job by educating my children and battling the progressive agenda, but it is a daily battle.

    casualobserver in reply to RaiderRay. | February 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    It is my experience there are two noble goals – educating and providing them with tools to use. The most critical tool is to use patience and to simply not confront the educational “blob” unless really provoked. About 5 years ago, my then high school junior child was typically rebellious and pushed back on one particular teacher who was somewhat frequently proselytizing progressive ideas. Non-verbal punishment was common….

Hopefully The Donald has a plan to rip leftist educators – and their schools – a new one, via federal de-funding.

And why hasn’t he seized the reins of PBS and NPR, booting the leftist propagandists out, and getting real educators in there?

They are creating an earthbound Borg.

Well now, surely you remember when NBC did the same thing with a bunch of white children, telling Obama how frightened they were by his plans for America?

Yeah, I don’t either.

Conservative Ideals | February 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm

In education – give parents a choice – and garbage like this will sort itself out. Schools will become more responsive and hire good teachers who reflect the values of the community, and teach. And if they don’t, then those mediocre teachers will wind up in progressive areas where people don’t care about quality, and good teachers will wind up in places where people do care.

Private school options make public schools better – they have to be, or they don’t survive.

    4th armored div in reply to Conservative Ideals. | February 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    When Dept Of Education give parents who send their kids to Parochial schools a subsidy to pay for the secular portion of tuition, then you will see a more competitive environment and get
    more competent and less Lib-Rule instructors.

    Teachers unions need to be outlawed at this point in time.

I still think one of the best ways to help drain the swamp is to take all the departments and move them to inner cities and rural areas. For example – EPA can go to Ottumwa, Iowa and Education can go to Chicago.
It’ll create jobs and housing in the new areas and probably half of the bureaucrats will quit rather than move. The DC housing market pricing will collapse and those idiots will have to come up with a real job where they could get fired for acting like bureaucrats.

    The downside to moving ridiculous, unnecessary bureaucracies out of DC is that it would move a lot progressives into the general populace. If they were smart, they’d do this because of Electoral College votes. If we’re smart, we’ll oppose it.

      carrollla in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | February 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

      Exactly, Fuzzy. Keeping them concentrated keeps them from spreading the rot. I wish that Virginia could cede back to DC its original share of the District – make the diamond complete, again. Let all of the folks in the Virginia suburbs of DC be real Washingtonians. Then Virginia could go back to being a fully red state.

So – am I to understand that Donald Trump and the populists who call themselves “conservatives,” do not employ propaganda?

“We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does” ~ Air Force Academy Honor Code

    IndependentDem in reply to gad-fly. | February 26, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Propaganda is certainly widespread, gad-fly, but where have you seen the mainstream Right (because NBC IS mainstream left) use propaganda this blatant and this faithless to the truth?

The DOJ needs to investigate. They need to be charged by the IRS for failing to file papers necessar for being a political action committee, and tax avoidance. Then the Federal Election Commission could investigate, and levy charges and fines. They are a political action committee pretending to be a news organization to avoid taxes.

    Milhouse in reply to Milwaukee. | February 26, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Um, you have no idea what you’re talking about. NBC is not part of any candidate’s campaign, and is not donating to any campaign, so why would it need to file any sort of papers? It has the same right as any other corporation to express its opinion. and what on earth do you mean about taxes? are you somehow under the impression that NBC doesn’t pay taxes, and that PACs do?

      dystopia in reply to Milhouse. | February 26, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Milhouse,I think Milwaukee is being somewhat tongue in cheek. His point is that NBC is “violating” campaign finance laws the Democratic Party pushed by giving “in kind” donations to the Democratic Party. These donations are in the form of free DNC and Democratic Party orchestrated propaganda masquerading as NBC “news” reports. If the DNC paid for the free advertising NBC gives them, it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

      I find Milwaukee’s comment delightful and humorous. Especially, in light of what the Democrats were able to get away with in their treatment of the Tea Party.

ScottTheEngineer | February 26, 2017 at 7:53 am

I learned everything about Democrats I needed to know when My 80 year old grandmother broke down crying after George Bush got elected. I was kind of surprised because I knew she didn’t like him but she was actually shaking in fear. I asked her whats wrong? She said “He’s going to take away my social security and I don’t know how I’m going to survive.” I told her he’s not doing anything of the sort. She said “yes he is. I saw it on the news.”
Congratulations. You made a little old lady cry for nothing. Such stalwart bastions of society. Twats.

practicalconservative | February 26, 2017 at 10:18 am

Milwaukee, that is some first rate parody. Sad part is that the Democrats with their IRS, Justice Department and Federal Judiciary imbeds actually did that to the Tea Party. President Trump would be excoriated by the media for doing far less and meet with resistance from Democrat Party embeds in the Federal Judiciary.

Still — thank you for making me smile.

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