The genius of GOP Covid disinformation
Donald Trump, Jr. and a host of Twitter minions just helped spread a unified message of Covid disinformation. Why can't Democrats do something similar with the truth?
A quick post about something that just happened on Twitter, and which shows just how good the Republicans are at messaging. To wit: Covid-denialism, and specifically, attacks on masks.
Over the past 12 hours, Republicans clearly coordinated a messaging campaign claiming that mask policies have nothing to do with science. The message went out to tweet about how masks “aren’t about science,” and then Donald Trump Jr. was roped in to help amplify the tweets — it’s amazing how, somehow, Don Jr. was able to find all these different tweets saying the same thing.
Here are several of DJ’s “likes” of the “it’s not science” messages:
And here are several of the individual tweets. It’s clear that someone sent out talking points, and they all dutifully tweeted them.
I did a Twitter search for the terms masks and science used in the past 24 hours. Here are a few more verified Twitter accounts that seem to have gotten the message:
This is what Democrats are up against. A united right that has a centralized message, disseminated to the worker bees, who then dutifully spread it, while top influencers like Donald Trump Jr. help amplify it further.
On the left, who’s coordinating our message? What even is our message? Who is putting out regular talking points that we can then amplify in unison? No one. No one is coming up with unified messaging, no one is sharing it, and no one has created a network of influencers to help spread it. (And then there’s the issue of far too many on the left wanting to message about their pet issue, but no others. That’s for another day.)
And that, my friends, is why we can’t have nice things.
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