I realized recently that people really don’t know facts they know stories. They don’t study things. They accept sound bites and tales on CNN and Fox News.
Ronald Reagan was a great president because his trickle down economics made the country better for all of us – swear to God.
No idea whatsoever what Reagan’s economic policies were about. No idea. I love it when in the same conversation, Reagan and his policies are treated with a reverence once reserved for God.
Two minutes later it turns to bitching about not being able to afford healthcare, and the rising cost of everything and how the middle class is being eradicated.
Obama was responsible for the economic crash of ’07-08 – before he even took office.
Iraq was responsible for 9/11…
This is how people like Trump get elected. Screw the facts, spin your story and sell it.
When I asked how it was justifiable that Cheney’s company made 38.5 billion off a war, in an oil-rich country, that had nothing to do with 9/11, I got the look of a deer in the headlights.
I got the feeling I’m trying to bail out a sinking ship with a teaspoon. It’s not about intelligence. It’s about distraction. Distracted people don’t have time to look for the facts.
The three company’s that own the news in the US, down from 60 in the 1960-70’s are doing their job.
21st. Century Fox and Disney now will be one mega-entertainment company. Entertainment is media too. They sell a story just like Fox News.
NEWS – Notable Events Weather and Sports. It used to be Who, What, Where and When. On occasion, a journalist would deliver an editorial. When they did a disclaimer made it clear the views expressed were solely the views of the journalist, not the broadcaster.
News today is entertainment and control.
We are not mind controlled, we are mind fucked. Both sides CNN and Fox. Both of these entities discredit perhaps our most precious right – freedom of the press.
It’s sucks to be the one mired in the facts. I want to drink the Kool-Aid and believe the stories; like when I was a kid and the commies were the boogie man. Good ol’ commies.
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