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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Critical hit: rhetorical edition

"Crisis actor" is the most effective rhetoric to surface since "fake news". The media is going completely berserk in their attempts to shut it down before it becomes an accepted part of the daily discourse.
"The Daily Show" on Thursday condemned Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren, calling her a "crisis actor," in reference to conspiracy theories being pushed by conservatives about Florida school shooting survivors.

"Right now, a mainstream media organization is paying a young person to pose as a victim on TV," a video shared by the show said. "In reality, this 'victim' is being coached to recite highly scripted talking points." The video features a compilation of Lahren's television appearances and calls on Twitter users to tweet at the Fox News account with the hashtag #TammyMustGo.
But they won't be able to do so, because the term's rhetorical effectiveness is intrinsically indicative of its general accuracy. From SJWs Always Lie:

It is not strictly true, in the dialectical sense, to assert that SJWs never tell the truth. To be dialectically sound, one should say, “SJWs frequently lie”, or better yet, “SJWs have often been observed to lie in situations when doing so will serve their immediate interests”. But as Aristotle tells us, the best rhetoric is rooted in truth, and the statement “SJWs always lie” rings emotionally true because SJWs lie so often, and so reliably, that it resonates with every individual who has been witness to their habitual dishonesty. That is why “SJWs always lie” is flawed dialectic, but accurate and effective rhetoric.

The reason "crisis actor" is such effective rhetoric, and the reason that it has the media in a tizzy, is because it is a concept that is rooted in truth, even though not every individual suspected of being a crisis actor is, in fact, a crisis actor.

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46 Comments:

Blogger The Pepe report February 24, 2018 9:47 AM  

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Blogger Man of the Atom February 24, 2018 9:47 AM  

Fake Fake Newser playing DARVO card on "Faux News" report of Fake News-sponsored crisis actor and fake news distributor of Russian doll events (shooting/coverup/corruption/org crime/DNC).

BEST. TIMELINE.

Blogger Wayne February 24, 2018 9:55 AM  

You're on to something when the professional left start complaining about a phrase. Thanks for the heads up that "crisis actor" is the new "fake news". Time to double down!

Blogger Allen L. February 24, 2018 9:56 AM  

The various television media companies have been using plants and a scripted narrative to carry water for the democrats for decades. Fake interviews, fake debates, fake polls, fake news, at this point the default assumption should always be that it's ginned up.

Blogger The Pepe report February 24, 2018 10:08 AM  

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Blogger Weouro February 24, 2018 10:12 AM  

Yeah, crisis actor is also a perfect description of leftists freaking out about "the wrong pronouns" etc and college kids needing safe spaces when pro Trump chalk writing appears on sidewalks in campus. They're all always acting as if everything is a crisis.

Blogger The Pepe report February 24, 2018 10:16 AM  

actually you know what its fine, maybe the blonde will promote the right and win converts from the left

Blogger Looking Glass February 24, 2018 10:16 AM  

@4 Allen L.

One of the all-time greats: https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5c8152/cnn_outs_themselves_as_using_their_own_cameramen/

CNN used their own cameraman.

Blogger Ceasar February 24, 2018 10:17 AM  

Crisis Actor = Drama Queen. Everybody knows that Libs are drama queens hence it's effectiveness.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 24, 2018 10:23 AM  

Ceasar wrote:Crisis Actor = Drama Queen. Everybody knows that Libs are drama queens hence it's effectiveness.

Note that they are trying to pull it's teeth by claiming that we are saying they are "paid" actors.

I don't think they are being paid money. For them the compensation is attention.

And they are clearly being fed their lines. Normal kids just don't talk like that.

Blogger Johnny February 24, 2018 10:24 AM  

To summarize, in the public arena whole truth and no truth are losers. Half truth hits the mark.

Blogger VD February 24, 2018 10:27 AM  

Note that they are trying to pull it's teeth by claiming that we are saying they are "paid" actors.

Good catch. They are always trying to create nonexistent claims that they can easily falsify.

Blogger Looking Glass February 24, 2018 10:29 AM  

@10 Cataline Sergius

A few do, but they're apeing a style to do it. The ones that have really put their faces forward clearly were already in the Leftist Media pipeline. So they were ready to spout the lines written for them. They were already comfortable talking to the camera, but they'd never be that quick witted on their feet. Unless they were local debate team champion or something.

Blogger mushroom February 24, 2018 10:32 AM  

I got those Deep State Propaganda Machine Blues.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 24, 2018 10:48 AM  

Looking Glass wrote:@10 Cataline Sergius

A few do, but they're apeing a style to do it. The ones that have really put their faces forward clearly were already in the Leftist Media pipeline. So they were ready to spout the lines written for them. They were already comfortable talking to the camera, but they'd never be that quick witted on their feet. Unless they were local debate team champion or something.


Interesting.

Gen Zulu is first real YouTube generation. All of them have been performing on video for each other since they were born.

GenXers, well we only had to perform on Christmas morning for Dad's Super 8 camera.

It wasn't too different for the Millennials. Yes, the camera used video tape but it was still a specialized piece of gear that had to be hauled out for a specific purpose.

The Apple iPhone was released on...(ALEXA?)...June 2007. Today's high schooler has lived in a world where everyone they know has been a video star all their lives. Acting and performance skills were acquired when they were toddlers.

They KNOW where their camera is.

That has to have shaped them.

Blogger Crew February 24, 2018 10:52 AM  

In this article Abbott correctly identifies PedoWood's glorification of violence as an issue, yet Fox News headlines it as 'Society's glorification of violence!"

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/02/23/texas-gov-greg-abbott-florida-mass-shooting-how-stop-gun-violence

Blogger tz February 24, 2018 10:54 AM  

The Rhetorical Bullets like Fake News, and Crisis Actor are the most effective because they condense a large, longstanding, and obvious problem into a few simple clear words which every understands as true. Even ironic ones like the quite nice and normal people who are labeled "Deplorables". These are the bricks thrown through the Overton window to shatter the narrative.

It is the converse of the ambiguous "Climate Change" which is used to confuse (you don't think the climate ever changes?).

Blogger Man of the Atom February 24, 2018 10:56 AM  

CNN Crisis Actors

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 24, 2018 10:57 AM  

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/375401-cnn-releases-emails-to-push-back-on-claim-about-scripted-town-hall-question

CNN is claiming Colton Haab is fake news.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 24, 2018 10:58 AM  

Here is a new one. Reddit is being accused of banning anyone who talks about David Hogg.

https://twitter.com/bchapman151/status/967270286272888832

Blogger Schaden Freudean February 24, 2018 11:04 AM  

Crisis actor, fake news, bugmen, dindu, soylent grin, soy boy, gamma male, catlady, cuckservative... Hmm... I oughta create a dictionary with pictures and definitions for all those, and more.

Blogger pyrrhus February 24, 2018 11:18 AM  

https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/what-would-we-mundanes-do-without-our-heroes-in-blue/

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 24, 2018 11:19 AM  

@21 That dictionary could also have an appendix of all the t-shirts manufactured in this era. I can foresee a time in which things such as the Crypto's Pinochet t-shirt and ROK's tacky Christmas sweater will be collector's items.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 24, 2018 11:20 AM  

Schaden Freudean wrote:Crisis actor, fake news, bugmen, dindu, soylent grin, soy boy, gamma male, catlady, cuckservative... Hmm... I oughta create a dictionary with pictures and definitions for all those, and more.

Bugmen slipped by me. Define, please, since you ought to create a dictionary?

Blogger pyrrhus February 24, 2018 11:21 AM  

@21 Pajama Boy, we wuz kangs......

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 24, 2018 11:23 AM  

Urban Encyclopedia for the 21 Century

Blogger The Observer February 24, 2018 11:25 AM  

@24:

By and large, they're Chesterton's men without chests. The urban chattering classes who think that Rick and Morty is intelligent discourse, drink lots of soy, embrace every latest leftist cause de jour with lots of virtue signalling, so on and so forth. They look like bugs, act like bugs, think like bugs, and have the souls of bugs.

Blogger The Observer February 24, 2018 11:43 AM  

O/T: Alpenwolf should have a great future, its competitors are busy destroying themselves:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/372233612336300033/416825895546781696/DWkRyy3VMAALLaU.png

Blogger Brad Matthews February 24, 2018 11:45 AM  

And swarm like bugs

Blogger pyrrhus February 24, 2018 11:47 AM  

Dumb and Dumber...or what?
The FBI also admitted that the Bureau had investigated a school shooting threat made on YouTube last year but could not identify person behind it – despite Nikolas Cruz using his real name to sign the threat which quite literally says “Im going to be a professional school shooter.”

Blogger Schaden Freudean February 24, 2018 11:58 AM  

I'm making notes, so you can keep'em coming.
"Baizuo" also needs to be in there.

As for the person who asked about "bugmen"; To put it simply and broadly, bugmen are people who derive their entire sense of identity, and their whole worldview, from the lowest-common-denominator mass-media entertainment crap they consume, and whatever other trend they buy into. They are rootless, "le-rational", souless drones. Primarily concerned with entertainment/consumerism and distracting themselves with those, while they're waiting to die.

See people who make hours long "discussion" videos about the latest thirty second teaser trailer for whatever is the next blockbuster pop-culture movie.

Blogger TrueBag PipeRock February 24, 2018 12:01 PM  

Someone should make the "Golden Calf Awards" for crisis actors because they are the best actors and deserve recognition for deceiving the world. Some kind of creative awards show recognizing all the crisis actors.

Blogger Rick February 24, 2018 12:06 PM  

Way to go, Daily Show! Now those viewers are aware of the term Crisis Actor!

Blogger Rick February 24, 2018 12:09 PM  

“Reddit is being accused of banning anyone who talks about David Hogg.”

What if you pretended to be a fan of David Hogg, would they still ban you?

“That David Hogg is like the BEST crisis actor — so handsome..!! .. luuuuv Him!!!!!!!!1!”

Too much?

Reverse rhetoric?

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 24, 2018 12:28 PM  

Check this out....
An anon posted the Brietbart article about the 4 officers who waited outside while the shootings occurred. Q responded with this:

Who do you think is leaking the info?
Take a wild guess.
Analyze shooter (pawn).
Voices in his head?
We know.
We are taking action behind the scenes.
CNN was set up.
STUPID.
Q

That first sentence!

Blogger lowercaseb February 24, 2018 12:38 PM  

So do Crisis Actors have to join AFTRA or Actor's Equity?

Blogger Rick February 24, 2018 12:44 PM  

Is it redundant to say “weaponized rhetoric”?

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2018 1:55 PM  

VD wrote:Note that they are trying to pull it's teeth by claiming that we are saying they are "paid" actors.

Good catch. They are always trying to create nonexistent claims that they can easily falsify.


I read somewhere that David Hogg wants to go into communications. If so, we have recorded video evidence of him getting paid with attention, practice, and name recognition. Cash money wouldn't even crack the top three preferred forms of payment for a kid like that. So that is one crisis actor where it would be a provable claim.

Blogger Phelps February 24, 2018 1:57 PM  

One thing this all teaches me is that they aren't going to take my guns.

Taking my guns would be a hell of a lot more dangerous than going into that school.

Blogger Felix Bellator February 24, 2018 2:07 PM  

Things that make you go hmmmmm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVioBDjFeM

Blogger tuberman February 24, 2018 2:09 PM  

"As for the person who asked about "bugmen""

And, I thought you were talking about Liddle Adam Schiff?!

Blogger DonReynolds February 24, 2018 2:26 PM  

Anybody can make a mistake and if it is truly a mistake, they may not even know that they were not clear or direct in their speaking. People can have a different opinion or perspective. Twelve blind men can each describe an elephant in a different way. Speech can be colored by culture and regional speech and mannerisms. We have all seen that but none of it describes the SJW deliberate deception and steering of the public narrative through deliberate lying.

That is the big difference between the SJW Leftist Liberals and the Obama Deep State. The SJWs feel free to lie and mis-speak in support of their Leftist Narrative. They are terribly partisan and for them the end justifies the means and the truth must be flexible. The Obama Deep State is pathological. They will not knowingly admit to the truth, even if the truth would better serve their partisan agenda. Telling the truth could expose the narrative to unintended pressures. Better to control the agenda full-time with lies than admit to any truth that might benefit them more. Lying is their way of maintaining control over the discussion and anyone who do not parrot the same lies is the enemy. For them, there is no truth or partial truth. The agenda demands full-time support. The truth must be what we say it is. That is power.

Blogger Jack Amok February 24, 2018 2:59 PM  

So do Crisis Actors have to join AFTRA or Actor's Equity?

Probably SEIU. Government employees, y'know.

Blogger Ceerilan February 24, 2018 3:16 PM  

Please remember, anytime you talk about David Hogg, use the title "crisis actor" before his name. He hates it. Also, we should keep a list of known crisis actors.

Blogger Rough Carrigan February 24, 2018 5:12 PM  

Crisis actor David Hogg could be called Girl Jaw.

Blogger Joseph Maroney February 24, 2018 8:23 PM  

Camera Hogg, the Crisis Actor

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