Speaking of a connected subject,
Fake news isn't going anywhere so long as there's distrust for legitimate media outlets.
When you can get fake news, delivered with a scolding for your not being sufficiently sensitive and caring, from the major media, why would you give much credence to their whining about- well, ANYONE without a journalism degree talking about things?
Told someone once that "These media weenies whining and screaming about Limbaugh having a big show brought it on themselves. If people had believed that the news networks were giving them the whole story, as honestly as possible, Limbaugh would probably be sportscasting somewhere and very happy with the job. But people found out that lost of the networks were slanting the news, only telling part of the story, sometimes flat-out lying; so a guy who says "This show is about what I think about things" and bringing up stuff that showed just how much the news was being twisted was a big hit." And this is a continuation of that. When their attempts to 'fix' things involves more of the same, what do they really expect people to think and do?
Which also connects with this post, summarized in this bit:
In short, many religious Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions. When I first posted about this on Facebook, I wrote that I hope liberals really enjoyed running Brendan Eich out of his job and closing down the Sweet Cakes bakery, because it cost them the Supreme Court. I’ll add now that I hope Verrilli enjoyed putting the fear of government into the God-fearing because it cost his party the election.Amen. Asking orthodox Christians to vote for a candidate whose party has been so explicitly and proudly hostile to their most important values and deepest interests was ridiculous. The left brought all this on itself.
Yeah. You keep crapping on people, calling them names, and making it plain you intend to use the power of the state to FORCE them to do what you want, how the hell are you surprised when they say "Screw you" and vote against you?
It's mid-20's out there now, heading for about 7 tonight. I've got one thing I need to head out for this afternoon, then I'm staying in.
Oh, did I mention the occasional spits of freezing rain? It's nasty out there.