And then there was the video of the guy on Glenn Beck going around screaming about the President paraphrasing Truman.
I read the comments on the second one and honestly feel like I’ve lost several IQ points.
When I read yahoo, I suspect most of them are trolls. When I read things like attacking various fact check organizations, includng snopes, I have to wonder if I’m not just fooling myself.
I get forwards in my work email all the time - not just political stuff, but “household tips” that seem to be completely wrong. So I look them up - and sure enough, they aren’t based on anything remotely credible.
So you tell people that those sources are the ones who are wrong - that you can indeed have this miraculous sounding result, and if you don’t, then maybe you did it wrong... but then when actual news comes along - and they try to correct the idiocy coming out of some talking head’s mouth - well, you’ve already convinced those in your sphere to just ignore them.
It’s brilliant really, and it’s amazing how many people actually believe them - or don’t do their own thinking, who don’t have the innate curiosity to go out there and look at information and process it.
Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised.
After all, you can find out all you need to know about women from 50 Shades of Grey, and all men are assholes. I read it online.
I would go check it out somewhere. But that’s all biased garbage.
There are days when I seriously worry about humanity.
I know though that right now all you are doing is worrying about yourselves: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/587399.html