Fake news abounds in the world of the Internet now. From the misguided postings of raving idiots to the purposeful spin of the news outlets it all come down to this. How gullible are you?
Once upon a time watching the news, reading the paper or listening to the radio kept you informed and up to date on the world. You could trust in what you saw, read, and heard to get the truth, or at least the best truth as understood at the time. Not anymore though. Today it’s about ratings and market share, never mind the truth. Report it first, loudly, and incessantly. Then move on to the next story. Make it just as loud if not louder, make it more sensational so even if that first story was wrong no one cares their all riled up about the new story. Rinse and repeat.
Then there are the accusations that fly like leaves in a hurricane, if one leaf won’t stick throw more in the air. They throw as much out at a person as they can so everyone will be mad at them for something, even when it isn’t true. From the public perspective most people think that it can’t all be true… but some of it must be. As an example, Trump either A. Didn’t want to win at all or, B. Colluded with Russia to win. Those are two accusations are completely opposed to each other, but people accept them as true. Look below… draw your own conclusions… hell print it out and go read twitter or Facebook or watch the news.
Bring in the masses on social media… I had a teacher in High School who frequently said “The Masses are Asses”, especially in reference to elections and why we have an electoral college. The phrase stuck with me because it was high school and a teacher cursed, true though. At the time, it was meant to say that common people couldn’t comprehend all the nuances of what went into making decisions on behalf of a nation. Today it means were all a bunch of gullible, uninformed lazy people with access to unlimited knowledge who are more interested in clicking “Like and share” then to look something up before spreading lies and innuendo. Here, this one make me laugh and is ridiculous. I will give you something to look up though… Do a Google search for Starbucks and Hoax…
Anyway, rant over… Poor Grandma.
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