The description Quote: What has taken hold is an alternate reality, a virtual reality, where lies are accepted as truth and where conspiracy theories take root in the fertile soil of falsehoods.endquote

Another quote worth pondering:

Glenn Kessler, who runs the Fact Checker, wrote a piece about Trump’s post-truth campaign over the weekend. Here’s a key line:
Trump makes Four-Pinocchio statements over and over again, even though fact checkers have demonstrated them to be false. He appears to care little about the facts; his staff does not even bother to respond to fact-checking inquiries.

Glenn’s piece and Marty’s speech make the same point in different ways: Trump and his supporters are simply not interested in the facts. Their distrust of the “mainstream” media is such that anything the media calls a “fact” is assumed to be a lie.  Up is down. The sky isn’t blue if the media says it is. Journalists are corrupt and liberal; they couch their biases in so-called “fact checking.”

As I’ve noted to many people who have badgered me about the media not doing its duty in regards Trump’s decidedly casual relationship with fact: You are mistaking a lack of changed minds with a lack of fact checking. There has been a ton of the latter. It has produced almost none of the former.  That is not a failure of fact-checking. It is the death of the belief in fact.

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2 thoughts on “The description Quote: What has taken hold is an alternate reality, a virtual reality, where lies are accepted as…

  1. Why is anyone surprised at this point after a few decades of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly paving the way, Fox News, and even “neutral’ media like CNN taking stances like, “How can the KKK improve it’s image?” Once folks let George Bush Jr. say Iraq had WMDs and Saddam had a role in 9/11 without real pushback, this was obviously going to continue along this path.