Republicans falsely claim Democrats are stealing milk from baby kittens.
Press reports new DOJ charges come down against some prominent Republicans steal milk from a baby kittens.
Majority of the public decries their actions.
Press now writes story about how a minority of Americans believe it's okay that the Republicans starved kittens because the Democrats either did it first or that the "real truth" is, Democrats dressed up like the prominent Republicans to frame them.
Republicans get the PR lies and framing out there in the left's trusted press sources, "validating" the lies from FOX and others by classic fascist propaganda tactic of repeating a lie until it's "absorbed as true".
The press makes money on advertising via "outrage allure".
It requires that a number of facts be dismissed or diminished.
First, it is predicated on the idea that there's a "war of ideas". Ironically, it's an internalization of a neoliberal cold war and war on terror framing, albeit applied to neo-Marxist political thinking.
There is no failing on the part of the American left in delivering and gaining support for our core beliefs and propositions.
Instead, the assumption that Republicans, and "bystander" lefties and independents process politics in this way is a strategic error. They don't.
"Trump’s focus on mail-in ballots is pernicious, and intentional. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many, many more Americans are planning to cast their ballots by mail. And polls have shown that Democrats are likelier to vote by mail than Republicans."