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    1. As someone who lives part of the time in an illiberalizing democracy, let me explain the purpose of a press spokesman's blatant lies

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    2. He is not speaking to the country. He is speaking to his constituents. They will hear only him, and not "msm" outrage

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    3. Watch how Breitbart, Fox cover this story. We will know if they are going to be journalists or propagandists speaking to the echo chamber

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    4. Also watch members of Congress whose votes come from inside the Trump bubble. They now respond to an alternate reality too.

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    and here we go: check out how @FoxNews website describes the Spicer lie - with no comment
    foxnews.com/politics/2017/…

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    and here is @BreitbartNews on the Spicer lie. Remember, this is the only account that Trump supporters will see. breitbart.com/live/womens-ma…

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    meanwhile, here is a story Trump supporters will not see. And if the "lying" msm" reports on it, they will ignore
    propublica.org/article/trump-…

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    no point questioning their "intellect and character." Need to find a way to reach out to them: they have a vote

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    Above all, do not underestimate the desire of millions of people to believe in impossible promises
    washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa…

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