Ari Rabin-Havt’s Book “Lies, Incorporated : The World Post Truth Politics” is Embodied by, (inter alia) Trump, Clinton, Netanyahu Dishonest and Inflammatory Statements.1
September 21, 2016 by Alfred
As reported in the Huffington Post, ” ARI RABIN-HAVT is the host of The Agenda, a national radio show airing Monday through Friday on SiriusXM and a Senior Fellow at People for the American Way. His writing has been featured in USA Today, The New Republic, The Nation, The New York Observer, Salon, and The American Prospect, and he has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera, and HuffPost Live.
Along with David Brock, he coauthored The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine and The Benghazi Hoax. He previously served as executive vice president of Media Matters for America and as an adviser to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and former vice president Al Gore. ”
In a reading of Ari Rabin-Havt’s book titled ” Lies, Incorporated : The World Post Truth Politics ” which was aired on the unique, independent, objective, radio and television network “Free Speech TV”, which hardly any cable/satellite signal provider carries, (except of the DirecT provider to its credit) and this constitutes in fact a form of censorship, of the same insidious kind which has the CPD blocking the most viable candidate for the presidential election, namely Jill Stein, from participating in the Trump – Clinton so-called “debate”, Ari declares that democracy hackers look for the most vulnerable aspects of democracy with the objective of using outright clever fabricated lies to keep the status quo locked in against progressive, legal, peaceful evolution of democracy to render it genuinely participative and to thereby eliminate the toxic undue special plutocratic special interest group lobbies such as the NRA, the tobacco lobby, the AIPAC Israel lobby, the industrial and -military complex, and the big dharma-hospital complex, and many others.
Ari also points out how the corporatized mainstream media participates in this deception of the American people, since such media as particularly Fox, and to a lesser extend CNN makes big money by covering ad nauseam the Donald-Hillary burlesque show which does not only not deal with the priority issues the average American needs addressed, but which distracts and entertains, a phenomenon which is intolerable.
As an example of lobbyists who use generators of lies Ari points to Richard Berman (aka Dr. Evil), Betsy McCaughey who shamelessly invented the “death panels” to sabotage the passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and the Bradley Foundation which pays for “fake studies” and is a thereby a business model for lobbyists like Richard Berman to get clientele.
Incidentally, Ari Rabin – Havt also mentions how Betsy McCoy’s lies were collapsed during an interview by John Stuart.
So, while everyone is saturated with utterances of Donald Trump who is such a buffoon given to vapid, contradicting, often racist, classist, misogynist, xenophobic, nature which are self-defeating, this is often not so obvious to the non-sapient members of the public when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s and Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements, and the latter matters for among other reasons, that the GOP is now focusing on the potential of enlisting the support of close to a half million votes from Israeli citizens who dual citizens and are mostly right-wing orthodox Jews who support Trump since he dishonestly announced that they need him since otherwise Iran will destroy Israel .
Silence and evasiveness are more obvious when it comes to Clinton, as it became obvious after the Democratic National Convention scandal was exposed, when its director, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign and Clinton immediately hired her for her campaign. She went silent on the contents of the exposed scandal, and fabricated without any proof the specious allegation that it was all the fault of the Russian government which exposed the wrongdoing by the DNC which whose top operative officers proposed sabotaging the Bernie Sanders campaign by suggesting that he was not Jewish enough, or may be even, that he was not religious at all.
The immediate hiring of the director of the DNC by Clinton notwithstanding the depth of the unethical attempt to damage the successful progressive platform the Sanders campaign exposed, along with the track record of Clinton going back some 20 years, how ill-suited she is for the presidential post for our nation.
Going back to 1999, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright teamed up to characterize all U.S. military interventions as “humanitarian wars”, and that included the bombing war of NATO in Yugoslavia, the catastrophic invasion of Iraq on 2003 which was based no dishonest claims, coupled to her support for autocratic oppressive regimes in Honduras, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and in the occupied Palestinian lands by Israel.
Madeline Albright, during a rally for Hillary in Concord, New Hampshire, warned American women that they have an obligation to vote for the nomination of Hillary Clinton by stating that “there’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t help each other”,
In an interview on 60 Minutes, when Lesley Stahl asked if the death of hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq was a price worth the invasion of Iraq (to boot – of course – on false grounds), Allbright’s response was a resounding yes. See the video clip infra.
When it comes to Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton uncritically supports, and who she has declared she will invite to the White House as soon as inaugurated, a man who had the disgraceful temerity to carry out an intrusion by collusion with 47 Republican right-wing extremist senators, into the Congress building to attempt to sabotage President Obama’s in the P5+1 successful negotiations on the Iran nuclear issue, his modus operandus of uttering the most bizarre and inflammatory lies, in his delusionary attempts to demonize Iran and the Palestinian people.
As an example of his outrageous most recent lies, Netanyahu stated on September 12, 2106 that “Palestinians want ethnic cleansing of Jews from the (illegally occupied) West Bank ”
He also dishonestly in ways which may be characterized as derangedly, attempted to conflate the Hamas political movement which came to power in Gaza democratically, with the Islamic State, and furthermore equated Iran with the Islamic State.
Ironically, next March Hillary Clinton is already scheduled to attend an AIPAC Israel lobby conference in Washington, DC which will also be attended by the director of an Israeli “think tank” (Efraim Inbar ), who incredibly has proposed that the ISIS not be destroyed because he wants the U.S. and Israel to used to destroy Iran.
This is unadulterated insanity, but nevertheless, on September 15, 2016 The Washington Post published an article announcing that the U.S. will sign and unprecedented military aid package, from our taxpayer’s funds of $ 38 billion dollars in military aid for Israel, and this is as well an insanity and an obscene one to boot.
In meantime, in brazen violation of international law the settlement building in occupied Palestine continues to go on, and Israel is poised to destroy the Susiya village in Palestinian West Bank, but Netanyahu delayed for the bulldozers to start moving in for two more months – until after the U.S. election – waiting for a Trump or Clinton election, since President Obama warned Israel that the U.S. finds the proposed illegal eviction of the Palestinians there, “very troubling” [ see The Washington Post, September 25, 2016 ]
To sum up, what is really extremely troubling is what Ari Rabin – Havt’s book 256 pages document, namely that, we are now entering, if we have not already, the “World of Post Truth Politics“, no matter who of the both unacceptable candidates gets into the White House, and this is constitutes a threat to our national security since the perpetual wars, for perpetual oil, and perpetual hegemony, are not sustainable and “we the people” have not given our support for it.
As F. William Engdahl states on August 20, 2016, in The New Atlas, “Washington Plays Nuclear Chicken Now with China as Well as Russia“.
Engdahl is a strategic risk consultant and lecturer, and holds a degree in politics from Princeton University. He is also a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
What a time for the American people to be forced to either chose one of two, ethically bankrupt, hate and fear mongering, misleaders, or to simply not vote, because our incomplete democracy do now allow us to choose the third-party progressive platform for peace and prosperity and constructive engagement with friends and adversaries.