Nothing works. No matter what the establishment does to discredit Donald Trump and diminish his prospects, he keeps rising in the polls. The Hitler meme—and the racist, bigot and misogynist variants—have done little to nothing to dent his meteoric rise in the polls.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post tried a new approach.
It reported the puny and absurd totalitarian state of North Korea supports Donald Trump for president.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, has faced an unusual amount of criticism from foreign leaders—in large part because of his combative tone and unorthodox policy suggestions. This week, however, he found an unlikely international voice of support—in North Korean state media.
The Post quotes DPRK state media. An editorial claims Trump is a “wise politician” and he would be good for North Korea. “There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,’” the editorial declares. “Trump said he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North, isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’s perspective?”
The Post article arrives after Trump said South Korea gets a free meal ticket from the United States and if elected he will make the country pay for its own defense. The Post also points out something the establishment finds unmentionable—Donald Trump would talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him,” Trump said.
North Korea, a totalitarian state claiming to be communist, has issued schizophrenic remarks on Trump in the past. It denounced his willingness to talk with Kim as “the dramatics of a popular actor.”
It is interesting The Washington Post prefaces its report by describing NK News as a “state outlet.” Considering the history of the Post, it can be described as a collaborative propaganda operation run in tandem with the state or, more accurately, its intelligence agencies.
Back in 1948 Frank Wisner, a Wall Street lawyer, created under the CIA’s wing a program concentrating on “propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition.” It would later be dubbed Operation Mockingbird. Wisner recruited Philip Graham of The Washington Post to run the propaganda division within the corporate media (Graham also shared a close relationship with Tracy Barnes, the CIA’s deputy director of the Psychological Strategy Board).
“By the early 1950s, Wisner ‘owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles,” writes Deborah Davis, the author of Katharine the Great.