Monday, December 11, 2017

bullshit is the world we live in

The latest attempt by CNN and the mainstream media to dethrone the current president has once again met with disaster. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit:

GLENN GREENWALD: The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened. “Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.”

In attempting to “denormalize” Trump, they’ve denormalized themselves. If they simply reported fairly and accurately, without their screamingly obvious bias, they’d be able to do him much more damage. But they can’t help themselves.

"They can't help themselves" is pretty much the royal road for Trump to a 2020 electoral victory. No lessons learned, no soul-searching, nothing—nothing but seething, irrational hatred, and an apparent desire for a civil war that, if it ever became a real, physical war, the left can never win. Why? Because the right bought up all the guns!

And in other bullshit-related news: London's top-rated restaurant on Trip Advisor doesn't exist. This has to be one of the most hilarious punkings I've read about in a long, long time. Oobah Butler, a serial online prankster, creates a fictional restaurant and shows how it's possible to flim-flam one's way to the top:

“One day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society’s willingness to believe absolute bulls–t, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it’s exactly the kind of place that could be a hit?”

“In that moment, it became my mission. With the help of fake reviews, mystique, and nonsense, I was going to do it: turn my shed into London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.”

"Society's willingness to believe in absolute bullshit" is precisely today's news organizations' stock in trade.

Over on YouTube, Styxhexenhammer666 rhetorically asks how it can be that the media constantly shovel us fake news, then wonder why we viewers have trust issues. On a related note: "Big Media Is Circling the Bowl." I'm not convinced that Big Media will die anytime soon, but it's certainly taking hits below the waterline, especially from alt media.


Horace Jeffery Hodges said...


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Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Oops . . . also Glenn Reynolds.

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John Mac said...

I remember discovering alternative news sources after 9/11 and being shocked, not so much by what was being reported, but by what was NOT included in the news.

What's happening today is completely over-the-top, but I'm not sure the MSM cares. They have their audience of sheeple that needs to be fed lies and bullshit to confirm their misguided world view.

Mostly I just laugh.

King Baeksu said...

America hates you, CNN: