The operations will multiply and become more aggressive towards 2020
Corporate media of the ultra-conservative side made already a ridiculous attempt to present Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as totally unreliable. In the video, TYT hosts analyze very well the specific strategy followed by Conservative Review TV.
The strategy is quite simple: you create a fake video, you upload it on social media and after being watched by thousands you admit that it was created for satire purposes. Yet, the propaganda will be definitely effective because only a small portion will notice that this was satire. Most of the viewers (especially from the conservative audience that has been heavily brainwashed for decades to love corporate America and believe whatever comes from the Fox apparatus) will believe whatever transmitted from the ultra-conservative propaganda machine.
But the corporate media of the liberal side have a very big problem right now. It is almost impossible to start an open war with the progressives running under the Democratic umbrella, simply because they will probably hurt corporate Democrats even more, as the voters (and especially the young ones) overwhelmingly support the progressive candidates and the related agenda.
So, how will they respond to the progressive counterattack? The following video gives us an idea:
Notice that the only time that the host of Face The Nation is exercising real pressure, especially on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is when she essentially demands from her to declare loyalty to Nancy Pelosi. Pay attention to the face of the host when she abruptly interrupts and asks Cortez "you don't see her [Pelosi] as the party leader?" Her expression of a strict operator who demands discipline from all party members tells you all you need to know. And 'discipline' in this case is translated of course to the obedience to current status quo of the corporate Democrats, depicted in Pelosi's leadership.
The host persists and finally marks a small victory because eventually forces Cortez to state that she may support Pelosi.
Corporate media hosts and pundits are using this method quite frequently. They are pushing aggressively the guests to comply with the desired declaration through 'yes or no'-type questions, taking advantage of the limited time given for these interviews. Especially a non-experienced guest will fall into the trap easier. In this case, the counter-strategy against the aggressive corporate media tools is simple: stick to the agenda, don't retreat at all. Cortez should respond straight and clear that she will not recognize Pelosi's leadership because NY voters elected her on the Bernie Sanders agenda. Therefore, she should say clearly that she would recognize only someone like Bernie Sanders in the Democratic leadership. Period.
And, of course, the other big disappointment is that Bernie declared one more time his loyalty to that 'Russiagate' narrative.
This is what we are going to see from now and until the presidential election in 2020.
Corporate media of the ultra-conservative side will be using more and more the typical anti-Socialism narratives in an open war against progressives. That's because they know that even Trump supporters could be attracted by the progressive agenda because they would realize that it really serves the interests of the working class. Yet, their biggest fear is that progressives may mobilize voters that were not participating in the political process so-far, which means that the Republicans will lose big in 2020 by a relocated-to-the-Left Democratic party.
Corporate media of the liberal side will focus mainly on pushing progressives to be 'swallowed' by the current DNC establishment in order to destroy the political revolution of Bernie Sanders. Yet, it is expected also to continue the McCarthyism 2.0 operation more intensively for the purpose of smearing every progressive who will not align with the 'business as usual' line of the corporate Democrats.
In the road for the crucial 2020, these operations will become more frequent and more aggressive.