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Dannielle Blumenthal PhD @DrDannielle
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1) This so called "opinion piece" has the markings of nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opi…p3F6Lb9Iipg
2) Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I feel compelled to say this, because I don't want to make any accusations here.
Let's just walk through the article together, and you tell me what you think.
I'm taking the perspective of a teacher here, checking a document for plagiarism.
3) If my hypothesis is accurate, then the New York Times is lying.
If my hypothesis is inaccurate, then this thread makes no difference whatsoever.
4) Let me provide you with my overall feedback, having worked as a writer professionally for more than 20 years, having worked in multiple colleges as an adjunct professor, and having a truly obsessive personality once a topic matters to me.
5) I mean, consider it -- they actually want to take an "anonymous" article of "no confidence" and use it to somehow declare the President of the United States unfit for office.

Insanity.
6) Sample:

"If you think the president is a danger to the republic, Mr. Hasan asked, 'then how can you advocate for anything other than his swift removal from officenytimes.com/2018/09/06/us/…8HzV0
7) Typically to check if a document is plagiarized you cut and paste blocks of text (or even upload the whole thing) to a service that runs a check against other documents. (Logic)
8) I tried doing some rudimentary checks for this article, but of course all the matches came back directed straight to the NY Times piece.

So I tried something else. Like I said, something was bothering me.
9) And when I was through with the trying (this is only a few words but it's enough), the exercise left me convinced that a member of the media actually wrote this piece in collusion with someone on Hillary Clinton's team.
10) The language sounds like a a made-up editorial from DNC talking points. Not real. It’s not normal writing.

It sounds edited by committee, like they threw all the keywords in.
11) You have to understand that the Hillary types are very big on narrative, on talking points, on consistency. They live in the world of words, as @RealCandaceO has pointed out.
12) You can therefore identify members of the cult by their narratives, the similarity among them, the tendency to rely on their lies, & by the networks of people who repeat the same words - in micro-phrases.

They live for the stirring speech; they believe in the perfect lie.
13) They are old-fashioned, they follow the one-way model of communication (that's why they aren't good at social media), and as such they believe that repeating words makes people believe them.

Of course, this is brainwashing, or nowadays maybe "brandwashing."
14) I have a Ph.D. in sociology and have studied and written about branding also for about twenty years.
15) Their mantra is "repeat the message over and over and people believe it” - Hitler, the big lie.

In fact, everything they say is completely made up. They have no original thoughts.

They just want power.
16) So in the latest plot to grab power from a sitting president (TREASON), the media (FAKE NEWS, "enemy of the people," it is true) I can believe that the media and some Dems sat down in a coffee shop, or maybe went to someone's house for dinner, and just knocked it out.
17) Guaranteed placement.
18) Or maybe it was a Trumpian fishing expedition, to suss out bad actors.
19) Anyway, if it's true, everybody took the bait, and they got to make up the part about the President being unstoppably angry and out of control, yet again.

He does a pretty good job for someone so crazy.
20) How bookish are these people? Bill Clinton, at Aretha Franklin's funeral, said he read her biography first.
21) If I'm write, it is the elite, extreme media who made up the term "resistance" in the first place (again aping the Holocaust, as they are wont to do).

Resistance to what?

"Hatred," they say. "Lots and lots of hatred."

Or maybe bad decisions...that magically end up good.
22) I read this thing and noted how much it sounded like "template language," which government people and editors prefer because it's "approved," therefore safe.
23) The first clue is in the title: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”

Focus on these words: "Part of the Resistance."

Where have we heard that before?
24) Before the election, not at all, except generically.

After the election, distinctly:

"I'm Part of the Resistance Nauburnseminary.org/im-part-resist…7vDGtmBDWf
Nov 11, 2016
25) by Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (sounding like HRC)

"'I’m a part of the resistance now.'This was my thought when I woke up this morning & understood the world had changed. I rolled the phrase around in my mind, let it sit in my soul, let it break & break again my heart."
26)"What does it mean to be a part of the resistance?my friends & I wondered together...Does it mean rejecting democracy?No.Does it mean fleeing America?No. Does it mean writing off, rejecting, attacking millions of Americans who voted for someone I view as an existential threat?
27) break out the violins
28) "But I will resist. I am part of the resistance now and I will resist with my very body the threatened deportation of my immigrant neighbors...the normalization of white supremacy...the misogyny that was the foundational tool of the 2016 campaign."
29) Oddly, it's very hard to find ordinary people using the term "part of the resistance." Only the media; only the politicians grasp onto this; only the people on the extreme.
30) Jan 27, 2017, The Guardian
"Democrats must decide: are they part of the resistance or ntheguardian.com/commentisfree/…CmeyhneEmr
31) May 2, 2017 - AHA.

"Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she's not standing down after her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential electiohuffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-…JNwIwaJvXG

What does she say?
32)"Hillary Clinton: I'm 'Part of the ResistanRpSR8MkF2v
May 7, 2017:“I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct 28 & Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.”
33) NBC News: "Hillary Clinton Includes Herself As ‘Part Of The Resistance’"
“I’m back to being an activist citizen and part of the res02S4qsaAST
34) "Eric Holder: I am part of the resistance"
Washington Examiner, Octoberwashingtonexaminer.com/eric-holder-i-…AgxHJMNKYz

It's like they pick a phrase and run with it.
35) The Week, July 11, 2018:
"The most useless part of the #Resistance"

Otherwise the phrase is not used too much, and I searched using different time frames.

(Except with the NY Times editorial - it etheweek.com/articles/78396…cf3MmkCUpe
36) Here's the next phrase: “Inside the Trump Administration”

Normal people don't talk like that, or write like that.
Journalists write like that.
See screenshot.

(Note the date search is limited to prior to 8/31/2018 to avoid mixing up the result.)
37) Next:

“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed..."

Again, normal people just don't write that way.
38) This is the type of thing you write when you have old psychology books on your very dusty bookshelf. Imagining a whole scenario.

"A Conversation between Like-Minded Colleagues and Friends: Alan Vaughan and Andrew Samuels"
39) "Questing for New Jungian Paradigms on Ethnicity, Racism, and Culture within the Individuation of Analytical Psychology
Alan G. Vaughan
Pages 118-137 | Published online: 31 May 20tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…eSCHfQf3Ps
40) “thwart parts of his agenda”

Easy: Dem talking point prior to 12/31/2017 – “thwart,” “resist,” “agenda”

jerrynadler.com/news-clips/how… (11/8/2016)

citylab.com/equity/2017/01… (1/20/2017)

reuters.com/article/us-tru… (11/2/2017)
41) It could also be that the media and the Dems adopt each other's talking points or scripts.

But it is hard to imagine that a Trump appointee would be such a "sleeper cell" and go undetected.
42) “his worst inclinations” -- again a typical TP

The New Yorker, 8/28/2017

"He is willing to imperil the civil peace and the social fabric of his country simply to satisfy his narcissism and to excite the worst inclinations of his core followernewyorker.com/magazine/2017/…O42Puf9cWC
43) I remember when Hillary called us Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables," basically saying that whatever he is, we are.

So I believe that the phrase "worst inclinations" is applied by her to him, and toen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_of…ps://t.co/sghvFPsHLC
44) Do you see why I think this "opinion" piece might be a con job?

"The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us."

Really!
45) "We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers."

HOLDING MY NOSE!
46) Where is the New York Times' "anonymous but important" opinion piece written by a disillusioned former member of the Democratic Party? #walkaway

Or do those people not "really" exist for the Times, because they don't fit the narrative?
47) Can you blame us for being skeptical when you claim to be on our side, but maybe you're just playing for another team?

"We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here."
48) In fact, we can go through this line by line, and as we do so it becomes clear that all the "concern trolling" would be very implausible if written by someone who truly serves the President.
49) "President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader."

Nobody in the public believes this line anymore. We're winning.
50) "It’s not just that the special counsel looms large."

Really? I thought they'd been working for...how long now, is it a year? And they still can't find any wrongdoing by the President.
51) "Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership."

Not really.
It is fair to say that a lot of people are put off by the President's rough manner.
So what.
52) "Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall."

You mean, whoever wrote this is hellbent on his downfall.
It looks to me like the Republicans are doing pretty well.
53) "The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp"

You mean because he's so stupid that he fixed our failing economy?
54) "— is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within"

So now it's a conspiracy.
Do you know why I find that hard to believe?
55) Because I work in the government and I remember counting all the "Alt" government accounts.

After a year and a half of frustration, civil servants are simply quitting the government. Whoever's left simply wants to get the job done.
56) "to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations."

Well I don't work in the White House, but from what I can tell, it is a hothouse of pressure and the President is AWARE. You'd have to be MIGHTY coordinated & sly to conspire like that, and still feign obedience.
57) "I would know. I am one of them."

The most important line in the op-ed.
It has a victorious feel to it.
It sounds like Hillary speaking, or maybe John Podesta.
58) "To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left."

Okay. First of all, "Left" is capitalized in this context.
Secondly, the Left isn't doing all that well, because look at CNN's tanking ratings for example, and their ideas ("abolish ICE") are horrible.
59) "We want the administration to succeed"

The level of passive-aggressiveness here is just beyond.
And it doesn't square with the fact that Trump appointees have to be scared to go out to eat in this city.
Total fealty is the only motivation that makes sense.
60) "and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous."

PLEASE!
"safer and more prosperous" is the biggest political cliche there isps://t.co/jB0fiKNUrb
61) "But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic."

This is TO THE WORD what my fellow civil servants said when the President was elected.

TO THE WORD.

They're all Dems.
62) "That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office."

BULL
63) "The root of the problem is the president’s amorality."

Also bull.

First of all, the President is known to have an incredibly compassionate heart. I have heard personal stories about his generosity to families, and taking a personal interest. He wants no publicity 4 this.
64) The President got rid of the last Nazi on the planet from America.

He moved the embassy to Jerusalem even when the Jews were not very grateful.

He follows a total moral compass.

The closer you are the more you see it.

Give me a break.
65) So the real meaning of the term "amoral" is that the President knows how to win, and he wins because he doesn't play by the Democrat's losing playbook.

If you win against them, you're "amoral" in their book.

Naturally.
66) And I say this as a NATURAL Bernie Democrat, with mostly Democrat friends.

This is a party that has been hijacked by terrorists, and that is why they're allied with Marxist Socialist corrupt types.
67) "Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making."

Well if you feel that way, then why would you possibly want him to succeed?
68) Was the Times simply so desperate to publish anything like this that they took it -- despite the fact that a close read shows it makes no sense?

Sort of like how the FBI took that "pee-pee dossier"?
69) Now this part is someone trying to show they know what "Republican" means.

(Boy is it a struggle to spout nonkosher ideology when you're so politically "reeducated"!)
70) "Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people."

I'm not even going to bother.

This is not how Republicans write.
71) Republican thinking and writing is vivid, punchy and dramatic.

This is completely turgid and slow.
72) "At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings"

There is nothing whatsoever scripted about this President.

Just the opposite: "unpredictable" is his calling card.
73) "In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people"

"Mass-marketing" - this is how academics write.
"Notion" - a snotty word

plus

"Enemy of the people" feels like an agenda here.
Whoever wrote this, is pissed the hell off.
74) "Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture"

Again, a focus on "coverage"
This could be a journalist trying to say "I'm sorry we treated you so bad."
75) "But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective."

Here, they messed up with "impetuous" - a word they love to use on him.

Looking at #QAnon & "naccurate. https://t.co/yu2HSrM6rQ
76) "From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions."

"Will privately admit" -- a journalist talking.
77) "erratic behavior"

This is part of the plot to remove the President from office.

Just like with the "pee-pee dossier," they "leak" a fake opinion piece to the public, which is retroactively used to justify legal action against him.
78) "In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators"

...as opposed to Hillary Clinton, who famously has one policy she displays, and another for behind closed doors.
79) We could go on and on, but here's the meat of it: This thing was a joint effort.

President Trump's crime?

He ousted the royal dynasty.

"We have sunk low with him..."
80) And this is the excuse:

"...and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility."
81) But who is the uncivil one here?

The one who tells it like it is, and helps the people?

Or the one who stabs the President and the people in the back, all the while saying nice things?

Think about it.
82) GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY
GOD BLESS THE PATRIOTS WHO KEEP US SAFE EVERY DAY
AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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