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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:37 PM

N. Koreans can be excused for buying myth; what's our?

First time North Korea’s Kim Jong-un bowled, he rolled a 300. He walked at three weeks old and talked at eight. Golfing for the first time, he got 11 holes-in-one and scored 38 under par. He was born under a double rainbow, at which point a new star appeared in the sky. Also, he invented the hamburger.

The preceding are claims by North Korea about leaders named Kim. Defectors say citizens believe them.

Hurricane Dorian was heading straight for Alabama. Climate change is a hoax. Trump’s is “the most pro-science administration, ever.” Democrats will turn America into Venezuela. Trump engineered the biggest economic turnaround in history. Ivanka got her “moral compass” from her father.

OK, that last one is obviously true.

Also, Donald invented the Sharpie

Unlike North Koreans, Americans can access real news (which, Kim-like, Trump and Trumpists prefer to call “fake”) and multiple sources by which to evaluate it. Truth, even when denied by our current government and misrepresented by its media mouthpieces, is still obtainable by those wishing to know it. There is, therefore, no reason for a “Dear Leader” cult to exist here. But it does. Cut off from the world, Kim’s believers may be excused for their sad credulity. Not Trump’s.

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/schwab-n-koreans-can-be-excused-for-buying-myth-whats-our/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=1038fb298a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-1038fb298a-228635337

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:03 PM

1. Foxnews is not much different. And they spend a lot of time denouncing facts and real news sources.

So they gave access to facts and real news but they're constantly told those are lies or worse, traitorous.

Not much difference.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:38 PM

2. For every fact based news source, there are multiple "alternative fact" based "news" sources.

Like children, many choose what tastes best instead of what is good for them.

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