Of course The Post is co-hosting tonight’s Dem debate

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I received this e-mail today.

Dear reader:

My name is Peter Wallsten and I’m the senior politics editor here at The Post. I wanted to reach out to make sure you knew about the Democratic presidential debate we’re co-hosting with MSNBC tonight. Having been deeply involved in the preparation, I can tell you that we are working diligently to present a lively, memorable and informative dialogue on pressing issues that readers around the country, like you, care about.

The Post’s White House Correspondent Ashley Parker will be one of the moderators alongside MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell and NBC’s Kristen Welker. Ashley has covered multiple presidential campaigns and Congress while writing frequently on the culture of Washington. And if you’ve read her byline or have seen her on TV, then you know Ashley is one of the most distinguished and authoritative chroniclers of the Trump presidency.

We will stream the entire debate on washingtonpost.com and our apps starting with a live show at 8 p.‌m. ES‌T. The coverage will feature analysis from Post reporters, interviews with candidates and insights from our standard-setting Fact Checker team. It’s all part of our mission to inform the electorate and hold political leaders to account.

We hope you’ll watch with us.

Peter Wallsten, senior politics editor

Dear Peter:

Forget it. The Bucks are on tonight.

One thought on “Of course The Post is co-hosting tonight’s Dem debate

  1. A parallel from history throws a lot of lumination on what the Democrats have adopted in their quest for impeachment.

    A Big Lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique and logical trick (fallacy). The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.

    All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the Big Lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the Big Lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

    “It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.” — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

    His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a Big Lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.

    Goebbles (Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany)
    and Caranis (chief of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service)
    regularly made use of this tactic.


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