Archive for the 'fake news' Category

23
Aug
17

How I Became Fake News by Brennan Gilmore

I think this is a very significant article (thanks to Chris for the link). I recommend you don’t just read the excerpts below, but go to the link and read the whole article.

I was initially going to post this as a comment on an earlier thread, but decided the content is too significant to risk it being missed.

Did I actually have to worry that the president of the United States might launch an investigation against me because I happened to capture footage of a white supremacist terror attack and spoke publicly about what I saw? I realized I couldn’t rule it out, and that frankly scares the hell out of me—for my family, but particularly for our country.
Over the past week, I’ve seen personally the very real damage that these conspiracy theories have on our public discourse. The danger is not necessarily that a large number of people will believe them in their entirety. Instead, it’s that they muddy the waters on issues that should be about right and wrong. This is truly dangerous. If we are to get beyond this current acute manifestation of the cancer of American racism and begin to heal, the right must join with the left to excise the malignancy of white supremacy from our politics and society. Conspiratorial thinking and confusion on what is real make this much harder.

in this story, there are not two sides.

I know what I saw on Saturday, and I know which side was responsible. I saw a man who identified himself as a Nazi purposefully drive his car into a group of protesters.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/21/fake-news-charlottesville-215514

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15
Mar
17

Kenyan’s chickens coming home to roost.

Who would have thought that a Moslem African, masquerading as a Hawaiian born, American President could be so devious?

Lucky that Trumpism has arrived so the Alternative Facts can be brought to light via his favourite media source.

 

” conservatives are pushing another conspiracy theory—that President Obama helped bring down Pope Benedict 16th—to replace him with a more sympathetic pontiff, Pope Francis.”

 

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/pope-francis-and-obama:-a-peculiar-conspiracy/8355226

 

 




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