Every TV program they watch is all lies. Literally all lies.
Every radio program they listen to is all lies. Literally all lies.
Liberals / Democrats / Never Trumpers / Independents all watch them and say, "How could they be so stupid?"
Everybody I know, without exception, says, "Fox News" as though some abstract entity, some impersonal corporation, had stolen our republic, but that's a sucker trap.
And our overly optimistic but irretrievably flawed sacred First Amendment.
Look at Newt Gingrich. Newt was the man who taught Republican politicians to speak in the language of hate. Newt singlehandedly poisoned a public discourse that went back over two centuries.
Pictures are the other.
Every thought you have today is based on things you learned through language and pictures. And personal experience.
It can be no other way. We think with what we have learned. We must.
He did it with Fox News.
I am not kidding.
I am dead serious.
Do. Not. Live. in the real world.
Do you really believe that Donald Trump put babies in concentration camps?
Nothing they believe about Hillary is any more horrible than that.
Our society cannot survive the lies.
They live in an information environment in which THERE IS NO TRUTH. They have no way of knowing better.
They only really fell for one lie:
"Fair and balanced."
No, truth cannot compete.
"You can fool some the people all of the time,
And all of the people some of the time,
But you can't fool all of the people all the time."
It turned out you don't have to.
You only have to fool 50% + 1 of the actual voters.
The GoPac / Newt M'f'ing Gingrich Memo was about messaging: the language of the message.
Democrats slept through the whole thing and went on with the same old boring blather.
Their media support system was gone.
Might as well jump in front of a train and get it over with.
That is a real number: my 8500 readers divided by 330,000,000 Americans.
Newt's memo had a better reach.
So did Powell's.
And Murdoch ate America.
And Donaldovich Ivanovich Trumpov.