Thursday, October 1, 2020

Don't You Be Falling For That Fake News Says Our Betters

As if right on cue, our moral and intellectual betters in Hollywood/Entertainment industry have a message for you. In a similar vein as their ridiculous 2016 attempts to convince you DJT was the devil himself, and their make believe president and his friends ludicrous try at swaying electors to do 'the right thing' and not confirm President-Elect Trump’s rightful place in the White House, they're back in time for this 2020 election season with a PSA telling you not to fall for fake news.

It’s a noble sentiment, but consider the source!

These are people who retweet CNN. Stars who weaponize their Twitter accounts to tweet and retweet unverified information with nary an apology in sight. Hollywood marinates in Fake News. It’s their life blood, and we don’t mean telling fictional stories for our bemusement. Consider Late Night TV, a one-stop shop for lies and half-truths, and that’s being kind.  Prefect example is Seth Meyers and John Oliver who, despite the nightly videos of violence & arson, recently tried with straight faces to convince us the Portland protests featured graffiti and light property damage, nothing more.  

Partnering with a writers activist group PEN America the PSA actors insist we “diversify” our news sources. That’s great advice, on paper. Americans should peruse a number of sources before making up their minds on a given issue. The PEN website recommends we use  an 'unbiased fact checking site' like Politifact.  Yeah, the fact check source who once called Hillary Clinton the single most honest politician to run for president in the last 10 years.  Read That Again.

And they got one of those Pulitzer thingies hangin' on their wall. 

How often do you think John Lithgow or his friends visit The Daily Wire, The Federalist or Diogenes' Middle Finger?  Have any of these people ever listened to Rush Limbaugh for one whole week … or just three full hours?  Part of Hollywood’s problem is the industry is hopelessly insular. These bubble dwellers think alike, vote alike and make content that shares similar bent world views.

“Disinformation threatens our democracy. Here’s what to expect when you’re electing—and how to fight back against misleading information” they tell usIt would be nice if these stars started by shaming their peers for being a major part of the problem don't you think? 

[PEN America]
~ Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage! ~

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