by O Society March 25, 2019
One of our readers has this emotional reaction to the Mueller report’s failure to indict Donald Trump on charges of Russian collusion:
“Moral of the story: Never believe anything in the NYTimes or WAPO or CNN or MSNBC or ABC or NBC or CBS. Fox news had it right from the beginning and is the only news for most Americans. Most Americans never believed the allegations against Trump. We need a Deplorable Pride Parade to gain respect.”
^ That ^ is not the moral of the Russiagate story.
The NYTimes just published William Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report here and this guy wants us to “never believe anything in the NYTimes” does he?
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Including this very Summary of the Mueller Report, which gets your beloved great leader off the hook scot-free?
It’s in the New York Times, isn’t it?
Water is wet, and in other news, Fox News is Donald Trump’s personal propaganda engine. This way leads to white supremacist Disneyland. Hubris is what got us here.
The moral of the Russiagate story is skepticism.
Read or Download Network Propaganda as PDF here
Someone else asked what the best news source is to watch/ read.
I have no idea. The question itself shows a lack of understanding on the part of the question asker. There is no ONE you should rely on exclusively that is THE BEST.
This WINNING!!! mentality generally ends up in intellectual laziness.
We all know people who keep to their filter bubbles. These folks imagine everything they need to know is in the New York Times, by definition. The appeal to authority.
We all know people who keep to their echo chambers. Utopian safe spaces mean one never has to consider dissenting information, other than that which comes from the burning of a hypocrite strawman. Such folks imagine Rush Limbaugh is always Right.
In other words, don’t trust anyOne, especially yourself. Don’t go look for the One you want to hear.
WINNING!!! is the path down magical thinking to its 31 assorted flavors of delusion.
Don’t just get a second opinion, cultivate a hundred media sources. Relying on one is a recipe for simpleton pie, be the ONE Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity, or my dog Frodo.
Suggest looking at different sources rather than believing any one of them alone dispenses “The Truth.” Good luck with that!
Looking at ^ this ^ Media Bias chart, what do we see?
However, the fact Hillary Clinton and John Brennan are liars does not in any way imply Donald Trump and Fox News are legit by default. Donald Trump, Fox News, Breitbart, Infowars, etc are fun house reality distortion infotainment for easily amused and easily angered Americans who can’t think straight.
The fact person A lied to you (A here being the NYTimes, Washington Post, etc) does not mean person B (B here being Fox News, Infowars, etc) is telling you the truth.
The “you must choose A or B” set up such as ^ this ^ is what is known as a false dichotomy, as we’ve gone over many times here at O Society.
The truth is there is now and always have been more than two alternatives.
Moreover, answers A and B are both wrong.
Therefore, the answer is C.
C is Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both criminals who lie to us constantly to further their own selfish interests. None of the horses in the race are “WINNERS.”
The race cars are all LOSERS in the Tell-the-Truth 500, as is anyone gullible and credulous enough to believe any of the tales the grifter families called “Trumps” and “Clintons” spin and disseminate to the public through their propaganda media.
Fox News is a different propaganda outlet than is MSNBC. They are both still selling poorly-written sit coms aimed at different audiences.
Politics is a team sport in America. This does not make the Red team or the Blue team full of WINNERS.
On the contrary, this situation makes everyone playing the game a buffoon for suspending disbelief in the first place. None of the narrative we are sold is anything other than a confidence game. Anyone stupid enough to believe in the virtue of either of these two teams is a rube.
Yes, Red team members are rubes. Yes, Blue team members are rubes. The only way to not be a rube is to not join the Blue team or the Red team in the first place.
Might as well believe Gilligan is finally going to get everyone off the island using two coconuts and a couple pieces of bamboo. It’s reruns, folks, reruns.
This is why I warned everyone to drop the Russiagate narrative over two years ago. It will backfire.
Trump will use his “victimhood” and the victimhood of his white supremacist “deplorables” to win re-election in 2020.
I told everyone to drop the ridiculous Spy vs. Spy “Treason!!!” crap and focus on reality. His finances. Follow the money. Trump University. Tax scams. Money laundering. Shady real estate deals.
People refused to listen. They wanted blood. So they made up a make believe narrative. The Russiagate “Trump is a 007 Russian Agent” narrative is every bit as juvenile and ridiculous as the “Obama is a Kenyan Muslim” narrative.
It is too late now. Trump is bulletproof following the Treason! bullshit.
Welcome to hell. America’s ego brought us to this moment. Unless some serious ego deflation occurs in the average American, this is going to get far worse before it gets better.
2020 is going to add four more years to our collective Trump imprisonment.
And yes, I told you so. Years ago. There was a different path to chose. We chose the way of lowest common denominator stupidity instead.
Ironically, the only way Trump possibly could win was for us to rubberneck his manufactered drama train wreck. Which we obliged. Now he is almost certain to win again.
We’re all WINNING!!!