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Fake News

The newest (or not so new) buzz word; Fake News. It is really hard to tell these days where the truth begins and the lies end. It seems that every major player see fit to adjust the facts to fit their narrative.  Most major news sources have been caught reporting less than factual stories about almost everything.  Edward Bernays would blush.  According to the latest Wikileaks dumps (Vault 7, sonic screwdriver, secret strap, SWIFT network hacks, HIVE and God only knows what else), certain parts of the government seem incapable of telling the truth or following the constitutionally guaranteed protections against intrusion upon its own law abiding citizens.

It is difficult to understand what the current president is talking about sometimes, but it seems business as usual; more missile strikes, bombings, and continuation of the Bush-Cheney/Obama initiatives from our post 9/11 era.

But fear not, to the rescue is Facebook and Google.  Those paragons of truth and justice will tell you, the mere simpleton, what is real and what is fake.

We are in such good hands!

Oh dear God.

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4 comments to Fake News

  • Tom Reitzel

    Paul,

    Indeed. Apparently, the only way out of this quagmire is another revolution which nobody wants. Take back education from the state and elevate critical thinking. No sane entity wants a mindless robot including God Almighty. Yep, governments and corporations have insanely and insatiable appetites for stupid and slave labor.

    Here’s a famous quotation:

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

  • Chris R.

    Technology is replacing the human mind. He who controls the technology will control the world. People don’t seem to think for themselves anymore, which is the real problem.

    On a side note: That image really gives me the creeps!

  • Paul Thurst

    Chris: It is supposed to be creepy. It was a Mao poster originally.

  • Larry Doe

    “The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are the intellectual prostitutes.”

    -John Swinton, Former Managing Editor

    The New York Times and New York Sun

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