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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 2.
Tags: public failure to grasp events, news acceleration
... don’t expect the men and women of the media to save us. Their job, as they define it, is to be lied to and then to repeat those lies in quotation marks.
Why Do the Media Keep Parroting Trump’s Falsehoods?
Manipulating the human heart, reliably, cheaply and at scale is precisely the art the paymasters of the conservative reich have mastered, to the detriment of sane policy. Rational arguments need not apply. 45 could probably kill 50 people on 5th Ave. and not lose a vote.
The conflict between democracy and dictatorship is actually a conflict between two different data-processing systems.... once somebody (whether in San Francisco or Beijing or Moscow) gains the technological ability to manipulate the human heart—reliably, cheaply, and at scale—democratic politics will mutate into an emotional puppet show.
... once somebody (whether in San Francisco or Beijing or Moscow) gains the technological ability to manipulate the human heart—reliably, cheaply, and at scale—democratic politics will mutate into an emotional puppet show.
Yuval Noah Harari
Why Technology Favors Tyranny
Funny, Grinning Cat, but not entirely on the mark.
(original tweet, without Snoopy)
(Also posting this on Quotations:)
"The press is the enema of the people because its job is to make assholes come clean."
(Middle Age Riot on Twitter)
On Popular Vote Loser's / Liar-in-Chief's attitude towards the press:
On coverage of the white supremacists' flop of an anniversary march in Charlottesville last weekend:
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