How the Underground Press Will Thwart the Media and Re-Elect Donald Trump, by Jack Cashill

Few people yet realize the power of what Jack Cashill calls the underground press, also known as the alternative media. It elected Trump in 2016 and it may do so again. From Cashill at americanthinker.com:

As the saying goes, the difference between the New York Times and the old Soviet Pravda is that Pravda readers knew they were being lied to.

To circumvent the Soviet mainstream media, dissidents created what they called the “samizdat,” their word for the clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state.

To circumvent our mainstream media, conservatives have created their own samizdat, an unorganized network of blogs, public forums, news-aggregators, online publications, talk radio shows, citizen-journalists, and legal monitors such as Judicial Watch, a truth force that one Second Amendment blogger aptly called “a coalition of willing Lilliputians.”

Despite repeated attempts by Big Tech to thwart the samizdat, the internet has given the Lilliputians unprecedented reportorial power, and social media —  Facebook and Twitter most prominently — have given them an ability to distribute their message in ways Soviet dissidents could only imagine.  It was the samizdat that carried Donald Trump to victory in 2016 and, barring massive vote fraud, will carry him again in 2020.

The samizdat has done most of the real reporting on the major news stories of the last dozen or so years, most recently on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) mania.  To understand the samizdat’s effect, consider a recent Gallup poll on the U.S. sports industry.  A year ago, by a 45-25 margin, most Americans had a favorable view of professional sports.  Today, by a 40-30 margin, most have an unfavorable view.

These numbers had to shock the more woke among NFL and NBA execs.  All summer, these execs have been reading about the largely peaceful protests against the systemic racism responsible for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks among others and the crippling of Jacob Blake.  How, they wondered, could sports fans not embrace those athletes who stood (or knelt) in support of social justice?

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2 responses to “How the Underground Press Will Thwart the Media and Re-Elect Donald Trump, by Jack Cashill

  1. ” For the first time in history, ordinary people know more real news than do the people in control of America’s major newsrooms.”
    Thanks to SLL and the rest of the “Samisdat” for informing us about what is going on. I pity those who only avail themselves to the MSM = Democrat Party “Pravda”.

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    • Thank you very much. I tell people who are first delving into the alternative media to start with SLL and then branch out from there as they find writers and sites they like. The alternative media is the first line of defense against totalitarianism.

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