It’s Harder to Fool All of Us All the Time, but Finding the Truth Takes Work

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It’s Harder to Fool All of Us All the Time, but Finding the Truth Takes Work

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The ultimate wealth is the gift of time. We’ve compressed time so that any of us can find news on our phone in seconds. In that sense we are all rich and powerful. We have dozens of news sources on our tablet or personal computer. We can do in seconds what it used to take weeks to do in newspaper archives and research libraries. Unfortunately, web outlets like Google, Facebook and Twitter are as slanted and partisan as the smokey old newsrooms they replaced. Online sources twist the truth, but we are the ultimate lie detector.

We can absorb an unbelievable number of headlines..and we can also explore the news that contradicts what we already know. New ideas stand out. So do old lies. Experts may tell us we were wrong, but take your time before you believe them. We trust what we know because we’ve examined those beliefs over a long period of time and across a wide range of circumstances. We detect a lie because it does not fit with the immense body of information we’ve already tested and come to trust.

Media organizations like Google, Facebook, Twitter and CNN depend on their reputation. It is hard, if not impossible to regain our trust once we see them as liars. We know that Google distorts search results. Youtube buries videos that don’t fit their progressive and PC agenda. Twitter sensors politically conservative speakers. CNN does little more than regurgitate progressive talking points. We expect these sources to be biased. If these media outlets told the truth by accident, then we’d need a few minutes to get over the shock and recognize the truth for what it was.

These media sources told us America was never great. They told us that we need more government to uproot our deep seated bigotry and to end global warming.

We didn’t believe them. We rejected the corrupt big-government candidates they endorsed. Today, they think that defaming Trump will change our mind. For some of us, it will. What the online thought-police forget is that Trump is our tool, not the other way around. We chose Trump after we saw his many and obvious flaws. We chose Trump to stop the corrupt Socialists we were offered. We don’t care who Donald screwed, so long as he does the job we hired him to do.

That scares the Socialists and their toady corporate shills to death. In reaction, the biased media keeps trying to spin bigger and bigger lies. For example, the Washington Post blamed Trump for a hurricane. (I link to the commentary because the WP is behind a paywall.) The New York times got it wrong and said the US had 31% of the world’s mass shootings. The truth is we have 1 percent.

We’re tempted to turn off the spin machine and stop listening.
I’m asking you to listen harder.

I’m asking you to listen and read and watch the news carefully. Read past the headlines. Keep digging to uncover the truth buried under the lies. Study the news to recognize who lies and who doesn’t. There is so much to learn, and you are exactly the right person to do it.


Slow Facts

About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 12 thoughts on “It’s Harder to Fool All of Us All the Time, but Finding the Truth Takes Work

    1. Some of the mouths on Fox are as left as can be while others are very conservative. OAN is a no nonsense channel that just reports the news without all the entertainment. Fox likes to stir the lefties up and hear what they have to say. News outlets are few and far between.

    2. I beilieve it was Adolf Hitler who said,”if you are going to tell a lie tell a big lie, because it is just as easy to get away with a big lie as it is a small one.”

    3. @Rob Morse, a very good article sometimes people need to be reminded what it takes to step up to the plate and apply their own individual integrity to maintain our great Republic. Communication being the fundamental source of successful of our Nation, or the destruction.

    4. My take on this issue might not be popular on here, but if you take the time to look through news sources how I’m about to suggest it ends up being true most of the time. Left leaning media usually tells you an accurate account of “what happened” but attaches a load of baseless opinions on “what it means”, right wing media is good about disarming the left wing misrepresentation specifically about gun related statistics , but they more often misrepresent the “what happened” information.
      Your best bet is to look to the left for what happened, and then research what it means for yourself from a source not tied to the media at all. There is ample polling and survey statistics that play out in support of this idea by showing viewers that exclusively watch Fox News are unable to accurately answer questions regarding current events those who watch no news at all, and we are all familiar with how leftist media viewers confuse the implication of gun statistics.

    5. You can fool some of 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 of the time.

      Unfortunately you only need to fool enough voters to win every two years…

    6. There are other alternative news sources out there. Look into them so you at least have a choice. Make up your own mind while it’s still possible.Competition is a great thing. Investigate.

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