It’s not amnesia if it’s deliberate.
We witnessed massive Pundit Fail on this last election. Look for all those failed pundits to enjoy continued prosperity and a steady stream of links from Freepers who like what they say — even if it turns out to be completely wrong.
I’m pretty fed up watching people on the right turn “like/dislike” into “true/false” and frequently into “friend/enemy.” And don’t tell me about how the liberals are even worse about it. I don’t claim to be part of the “liberal movement” so I don’t have to be embarrassed when they run around spouting comforting delusions.
The idea is from Michael Crichton- he is an amazing writer getting better all the time, I think
“Its not amnesia if its deliberate.”
True, Depending upon its purpose, it can either be propaganda, mass delusion, or an error in reporting/judgement.
I keep something in mind when I’m reading or listening to the news. If the broadcast and print media keep using the same phrases or expressions, that is a very strong indicator of ‘talking points’ that have a political source.
Of course, this could be misleading. A group of people, liberal or conservaitve, read a trusted source, pick up a meme, then repeat it ad nauseum which can look as though it were planted propaganda particularly if it is false.
I used to do SIGINT for the U.S.Navy and have found it really helps to have a solid base of historical facts as a background, just in order to detect when propaganda or bullshit is coming from the MSM.