Interview Archive: Hate Speech and Propaganda

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Interview, August 5, 2019

“With a white nationalist in the White House stoking hatred and 400+ million guns in circulation, America is in uncharted terrain.”

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All in with Chris Hayes, MSNBC

“Trump is a marketing master…he’s very dangerous because he knows exactly how to communicate.”

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Stephen Collinson, “The Pittsburgh Killings Targeted Jews – and America’s Soul,” CNN.com

“The problem is that Trump has made it clear since the campaign that the public he is speaking to, the public he wants to impress, that he cares about, is a public that is not interested in human rights, in democracy and in loving one’s neighbor.”

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Tom McCarthy, “He’s So Openly Racist’” Why Does Iowa Keep Electing Steve King to Congress?” The Guardian

“Steve King – he’s very dangerous….he’s assiduously working to extend the culture of the European right to America, and to make America a partner in this effort to derail democracy.”

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“The Consequences of Hate Speech,” Background Briefing with Ian Masters

“If you know the authoritarian playbook you are able to find almost nothing [Trump] does surprising.”

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Ashley Parker, “’Totally Dishonest’: Trump Asserts only he can be Trusted Over Opponents and ‘Fake News’,” The Washington Post

“The widening circle of the parties that he’s accusing is predictable because I see Donald Trump as an authoritarian in the making or an authoritarian wannabe, and there’s always a transition process of this sort of leader asserting himself above all the authorities. Every authoritarian leader eventually asserts himself as the only arbiter of truth.”

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Ashley Parker, “Going it Alone: Trump Increasingly Relies on Unilateral Action to Wield Power,” Washington Post

“Trump has been saying for a long time things like, ‘I am the only one who matters. The idea that his instincts are what guide him and he doesn’t need any experts is part of this … That’s all typical of the authoritarian way of doing things.”

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Tara McKelvey, “Stephen Miller: How much influence does he have on Trump,” BBC News

Miller enhances the president’s self-image – “leader glorification”, says Ben-Ghiat, underscoring a core message – “He’s your saviour.”

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John Kruzel, “Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ epithet emboldens despots around the world,” Politfact

“Every authoritarian needs to spread his own version of reality, and will invest time and resources to discredit anyone else’s.”

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Alexander Nazaryan, “Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Could Inspire Dictators Around the Globe,” Newsweek

“If you can take down American democracy—it clearly encourages them to act worse”

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