"How we are manipulated by media and politicians"- A discussion on a users great post.

highway234

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uh huh, mr. "fuck you."

Well, this could obviously go on all night.

I guess the question is, would this exchange make an outside observer think Russiagaters are level-headed arbiters of truth, and that this game of brinksmanship with a rival nuclear power is in cool, capable hands and is in no danger whatever of reckless escalation?

Or . . . not?
 
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uh huh, mr. "fuck you."

Well, this could obviously go on all night.

I guess the question is, would this exchange make an outside observer think Russiagaters are level-headed arbiters of truth, and that this game of brinksmanship with a rival nuclear power is in cool, capable hands and is in no danger whatever of reckless escalation?

Or . . . not?
bye dumbass!
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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and this @highway234 and @Puzzling Evidence is why we don't have nice things..... we bicker and argue with each other yet the mindless right and left wing hacks have their tribalism while we all fight within out tribe..... I guess that's the nature of being true to ourselves while the partisans look for the confirmation bias.


I tried, ringo, I tried REAL hard to be the shepherd.
 

highway234

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Read "The Smear". It explores the origins, development and deployment of fake news.

The scariest part of it is the political propaganda industry, a highly paid and powerful message massaging, narrative creating, news destroying, character assassinating monstrosity.

The Smear: How the Secret Art of Character Assassination Controls What You Think, What You Read, and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson
OMG! The topic!

I'd not heard this book but I was just able to put it on hold at the commie public library.

Daniel Boorstin's "The Image" is a great starting point for reading about the visual media and their unique power in influencing opinion and perception. Television's ability to influenc ewas more obvious to people when the TV was stilla relatively new technology, and The Image was written in, i think, 1960.
 
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and this @highway234 and @Puzzling Evidence is why we don't have nice things..... we bicker and argue with each other yet the mindless right and left wing hacks have their tribalism while we all fight within out tribe..... I guess that's the nature of being true to ourselves while the partisans look for the confirmation bias.


I tried, ringo, I tried REAL hard to be the shepherd.
it's like when i was a boxer - some people you like, some you don't like. in spite of what people think, you don't always drink beers and hug afterwards.
 

highway234

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and this @highway234 and @Puzzling Evidence is why we don't have nice things..... we bicker and argue with each other yet the mindless right and left wing hacks have their tribalism while we all fight within out tribe..... I guess that's the nature of being true to ourselves while the partisans look for the confirmation bias.


I tried, ringo, I tried REAL hard to be the shepherd.
I'm sure I'm really missing out that I wasn't able to get off on the right foot with that guy. Very sad.