I hate the American lexicon. It is so easily manipulated, people are just DYING, OMG to be HIP with the lingo. The real problem lies when PAID spin Doctors like Frank Luntz take the language and WATER it down to minimize urgency—he is most responsible for diluting the term “GLOBAL WARMING” with the absurd term “CLIMATE CHANGE.”
But sometimes the general public is far more damaging than a paid shill could dream of being, when people pick-up BUZZ WORDS the effect can be unpredictable. The “BUZZWORD ” of the moment is “FAKE NEWS.”
Even before the digital era “FAKE NEWS” has been a part of the news cycle. It has been present before the term “Yellow Journalism” entered the lexicon in the 1890’s, quite possibly it started with the first Sumerian clay cuneiform–you know that Gilgamesh guy was always telling such tall tales, “The Bull of Heaven” PLEASE! Everyone knows it was a kitty.
Today the FAKE NEWS, again not denying that it is real phenomenon, we know that there are SLANTED sites created with the sole intent manipulate, confuse and shift blame in order to promote their agenda came in the form of political sabotage. This election cycle one of the most shared FAKE NEWS site among the hyper-partizan LEFT on social media was Blue Nation Review ( Clinton camp henchman David Brock owns it) now Share Blue.
Peter Daou BNR/SB spit out some of the most toxic FAKE NEWS of the election, so did the left come out to challenge him, was there any real critique of his claims? I’ll save your googling fingers some effort, the answer is NO! In fact the mass media used his venom as factual talking points that were applied and widely distributed–eat your heart out Gligamesh–but he was not alone EVERY major news outlet online, televised and printed abandoned their journalistic integrity to get a slice of the malleable docile viewers attention.
Here we are post-election. Whatever took place that passes for MASS introspection yielded NOTHING beneficial, in fact what we are seeing is quite the opposite, the media in a final act of self-delusion among some notable shitpie politicians( yeah you know who I’m talking about) has decided that it was the RUSSIANS that influenced the elections that gave us a Donald Trump Presidency. I suppose the BILLIONS of dollars in FREE advertisement they gave him was nothing or that the false PROGNOSTICATIONS of no consequence…It was the FEW bad links of questionable origins that were damaging. One has to ask, if a few bad stories can derail a Demig-d DEMOCRATIC PARTY candidate, what good are they, can we expect them to lead us in the future?
Perhaps you think my words are hyperbole?
Think about this: for a short time, America made Ken Bone matter! Talk about FAKE NEWS!