posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 03:33 PM
So just a bit of a observation, and a obvious observation and that but one that I think is worthy of discussion.
Now is it just me or is the advent of fake news the holy grail of revisionist conspiracy theories? Honestly in thread after thread we see frankly
silly and lazy argument of people refuting actual facts as just being "fake news" because it does not fit with their views. I for one am getting a bit
fed up of this, its impossible to engage anyone in any meaningful and factual debate when if someone is faced with information that challenges their
views they simply dismiss it as "fake news". How can we progress in debate or your quest to deny ignorance if we just pull out the fake news card
every time we are faced with information we dont like.
And its the hypocrisy of it as well that can be seen all over the internet, in debates where members dismiss information they do not like as coming
from established fake news sources yet then post counter information from a trustworthy source. What makes one source "real" news and not "fake" news?
quite simply it is the beliefs of the reader does not matter how accurate the information is so long as it enforces the views of the reader. This
attitude is just a toxic breading ground for ignorance.
All media is bias, all media these days has a political spin but if several news sources start running a story that says "North Korea launched some
missiles today in a test" then I am fairly certain its true. Journalism is the first draft of history and I think it is so dangerous to start calling
it "fake news" because we don't like whats happening in the world. If your favourite politician says something abhorrently derogatory about a milk
farmer that shows said politician is a grade A dick head, then dismissing this as fake news and pretending it never happened is behond ignorant when
you start doing that you've gone full retard and i have no hope for you.
Actually when you start dismissing everything you dont like as fake news that is the point at which there is just no point in engaging in the debate.
It becomes a exercise in futility.
Anyway just some night time thoughts.
edit on 8-3-2017 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)