Friday, December 9, 2016

Fake News


Joseph Goebbels once explained:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

HILLARY CLINTON: The 'epidemic of malicious fake news' is a 'danger' that must be 'addressed quickly.

Could Hillary be talking about the time she was shot at by snipers in Bosnia or the time that she told grieving parents that their sons were killed in Benghazi because of an anti-Muslim video? Or that she "never received nor sent any material that was marked classified" on her private email server while secretary of state or that "It was allowed," Could she be talking about Brian Williams of NBC news when he said   “A terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG.” Or that  “It was no more than 120 seconds later that the helicopter in front of us was hit.” How about this one “I flew into Baghdad, invasion plus three days, on a blackout mission at night with elements of SEAL Team 6, and I was told not to make any eye contact with them or initiate any conversation,” Or “I was at the Brandenburg Gate the night the wall came down.” How about the time during Hurricane Katrina when he said  “When you look out of your hotel window in the French Quarter and watch a man float by face down, when you see bodies that you last saw in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and swore to yourself that you would never see in your country.” Remember when he said  “Our hotel was overrun with gangs. I was rescued in the stairwell of a five-star hotel in New Orleans by a young police officer – we are friends to this day.” I love that fake news story from Dan Rather about Bush's Air National Guard service two months before the 2004 election that got him fired from CBS News.  Can we ever forget when NBC admitted  On February 9, 1993, that it rigged crash tests of GM C/K pickup trucks to support the claim on Dateline NBC that these trucks are "rolling fire bombs waiting to explode?  Could Hillary be talking about the "Hands Up Don't Shoot" lie told about the killing of the "Gentle Giant" Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri which ruined the life and career of police officer Darren Wilson. This fake news story was repeated by virtually every mainstream news outlet. Yeah, I didn't think I would ever agree with Hillary on anything but she's right on this one. We need to do something about fake news.

 

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