Watch Democrat Nancy Pelosi explain a dirty political technique called the “wrap up smear” where you “demonize” somebody with “falsehoods” and then “merchandise it” via the media. Wait, isn’t the media controlled by the left? Who did James Comey and others go to to “smear” President Trump and others in his administration? CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and the New York Times. Both parties may use the tactic Pelosi describes below but it appears as though Democrats have a corner on it.
Pelosi was claiming in July of 2017 that Republicans were using this tactic on her. Still, it’s very interesting that she’s describing exactly what happened and is now happening to President Trump and his administration since the beginning via the media.
“You smear somebody, with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it.”
TRANSCRIPT OF NANCY PELOSI’S DESCRIPTION: It’s a self-fulfilling proph…You demonize and then you…it…we call it the “wrap up smear”…if you want to talk politics…we call it the “wrap up smear”…You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it…and then YOU write it and I’ll say see it’s reported in the press…this, this, this, and this and so they have that validation that the press reported the smear…and that’s called the wrap-up smear…now I’m going to merchandise on the press’ report on the smear that we made.
The fact-checkers bent over backward when this video came out to claim that Pelosi wasn’t describing what Democrats do to their opponents. Yes, Pelosi was claiming in the clip above that Republicans were using this dirty political technique on her. Isn’t another political technique to accuse your political opponent of doing exactly what you’re doing?
Pelosi seemed to know exactly how this “wrap-up smear” works like she’s used it many times before.
If both political parties are using this then Democrats have a leg up on the technique with the Trump dossier, Flynn case, Kavanaugh sex-assault sham and many other “smears” reported by the leftist media.