“Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts”…

I am becoming more and more convinced that the title of this post should be the theme of the Trump base.  Their hero continues to lie, attack and poison everything he touches and they just ignore it.  Don’t confuse me with the facts… yeah that fits.

Fake news is often the topic with the liar in chief so I’m sure he has seen the article below:

canstockphoto45579151.jpgHorner, whose fake news stories often went viral on Facebook and Twitter, told The Intersect, a Washington Post blog, last year that Trump supporters were especially susceptible to being fooled. “My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time,” Horner said. “I think Trump is in the White House because of me. 

“His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”

Source: Fake news writer in 2016 presidential election found dead | TheHill

This quote was by a self proclaimed fake news writer. He got his kicks out of making up stories and then seeing how “Trumpsters” propagated them across the Internet without ever questioning their validity.

Yes, many of Mr. Trump’s Twitter rants are about fake news. How ironic is that since he would not have his current job if fake news  and some very naive voters hadn’t help put him there.

5 thoughts on ““Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts”…

  • It’s been my observation that most, but not all Trump supporters are angry older white men and sometimes their wives by influence, somewhat less educated, have not travelled much, especially out of the country, are religious to a pretty good degree and generally Christian , have a fantasy that the good old days were better, are not all that comfortable with high tech, can lean towards conspiracy theories, are to various degrees racist and fear that the world is always changing and they simply can’t go with the flow. This attitude is ripe for believing “fake” news and it’s also easier for them to NOT fact check, as the lazy way is just to follow some leader and believe everything they tweet or say. A complex problem with no easy answer…

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    • Mary, I think you have a pretty good description of a typical Trump Supporter but that does not fit ALL. I’m sure there are college graduates with world travels and non-Christians also in the group. Personally I can’t understand why ANYONE would want to be included in the base, especially with the last 8 months experiences…

      I just pray he will end his four year term without doing much permanent damage or loss of life. A pretty low bar but that is as it is…

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  • Not sure this is the best place to post this thought but I think I can make it fit.
    Recent shooting in Las Vegas.

    I was reading an interesting book about the difference between Eastern and Western thinking. One thing pointed out was how they differ when describing this type of event. Western culture blames the individual for the action. They we insane. Eastern culture blames the system. That somehow the system failed the person which caused the action.

    News says Paddock was a “lone wolf” and “insane”. Simply because they did not find others directly involved and they can’t imagine anyone doing this who was not insane. At this point this is fake news. Maybe not exactly “fake” news but perhaps “not well thought out news” that creates fake news or at least false news. [that’s how I’m tying my comment to this post]

    I guess you could say that an abnormal reaction to the world is insanity but is it really? This was a well planned, well executed (no pun intended) shooting. Insanity always seems to create more “spur of the moment” actions based on some issue that was just “too much”. Suppose Paddock was just mad at something and decide to act in a non-traditional way. Is that insanity? Suppose he was as sane as you and I but he felt compelled to “do something” about an injustice or whatever. He committed a terrorist act. If he was insane are then not all terrorists insane if they do things we simply cannot understand.

    Was he really a “lone wolf”? or was he aided by the gun culture? the insistence on easily available semi-automatic weapons? aided by the people who post and make easily available information on how to create “bump stocks”? was he aided by the culture of hatred and violence that seems to permeate this society? Should we not assume some responsibility for this shoot? How did our system fail this person?

    We are so quick to distance ourselves from this type of action – but are we distant?
    I’m sure that we (collectively) may not have the guts to tackle this question.

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