Made Possible By Dead-on Arrival News Media
A CSPAN video from 2017 that surfaced in early October depicts Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explaining how to defame someone via the “wrap up smear.”
“You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it.”
“The difference,” Pelosi continues, “is we don’t engage in the politics of personal destruction.” While she suggests this is a Republican Party tactic, her own party is the most prolific source of late in the “wrap up smear’s” deployment.
This manipulation of public opinion toward a specific object is accomplished in de facto coordination with a news media that simply don’t check the facts or circumstances surrounding allegations.