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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:01 AM

Trump "All I know is what's on the Internet"

the surreal success of Donald Trump’s candidacy, whose historical tagline may well be “All I know is what’s on the Internet.”

Those were his exact words, a blithe excuse for his mistaken assertion that a protester at one of his rallies had ties to Islamic extremists. He’d seen a video somewhere. He’d chosen to take it at face value. His intelligence wasn’t and isn’t vetted but viral — and conveniently suited to his argument and needs. With a creative or credulous enough Google search, a self-serving “truth” can always be found, along with a passel of supposed experts to vouch for it and a clique of fellow disciples.

pretty good article about the problems in media today...we are constantly presented with views that confirm our own..

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/opinion/sunday/how-facebook-warps-our-worlds.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

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Fresh_Start May 2016 OP
saltpoint May 2016 #1
mercuryblues May 2016 #2

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 11:03 AM

1. He's right. If it's on the web, it's

good to go.

All this nonsense about "careful, investigational journalism" is probably from the same group that supports scientists pushing the global warming hoax. Liberal lies, every last one of 'em!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:58 AM

2. There is a FB meme

going around about 2 Syrian refugees raping a guy's daughter. Now the Dad can go to death row for killing them.

110% false.

Why won't it stop being repeated. Because it feeds into the bigotry and prejudices of the people who share it. There are some that will not fact check it, but forward it. There are some who will fact check it, find out it is a lie and forward it anyhow. In their mind they think it COULD be true at some point in the next 100 years, so who cares.

How does this relate to the OP.

Trump doesn't care if it is true or not, it just has to sound that it might be true at some point in the future. Intellectually lazy, his belief system doesn't need to based in facts. He has the followers to prove it.

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