WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Details Wrap-Up Smear Technique. It Sounds Exactly Like The Kavanaugh Smear.
OCTOBER 8TH, 2018
A video of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) detailing a political tactic called the wrap-up smear to reporters in 2017 has resurfaced online in light of the nasty smear campaign launched against recently sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Pelosi described the smear as a common diversionary tactic of the Republicans, unsurprisingly.
Its a diversionary tactic, she starts. Its a self-fulfilling prophesy, you demonize and then the wrap-up smear. You wanna talk politics? We call it the wrap-up smear.’
You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, Pelosi detailed, and then you merchandise it. And then you (gesturing to the media) write it, and then they say, See, its reported in the press that this, this, this, and this. So they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then its called the wrap-up smear.’
And now Im going to merchandise the presss report on the smear that we made, she repeated. Its a tactic. And its self-evident.
PDJT flipped fake news against the left who used the expression first. The two-hop spying on the entire Trump team is practically unknown because we keep hearing about spying on Carter Page or spying on George Papa. With only two extra words, people would know what FISA spying is really about.
We describe their illegal or unethical actions as a joke or a hoax when we should use words like smear or coup attempt.