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  •  Because the news media (7+ / 0-)

    is helping those memes.

    There is a black man in the White House, and a lot of scared and angry people who cannot scream "that ******* is not my President" can't scream that because it is not socially acceptable.

    The media stoking these lies as cable news circuses is why people who aren't crazy start to believe them too.

    They don't immediately debunk them. They put them on the air with very little critical commentary at all. The marvel at them like they are watching a Space Shuttle launch. Like its a show.

    Orly Taitz was on cable news for a long time before anyone mentioned that she was a fucking loon with a degree from a box of cracker jacks. She was treated like she was serious, until her lies became a part of a narrative, and then she was critiqued.

    Then the media goes "I don't know where this comes from".

    It comes from them treating them as legit stories and then pretending they had nothing to do with it.

    The "death panel" memes were floated, daily, on cable news as a part of a faux debate long before anybody in an anchor chair made debunking them a priority.

    John Stossel seems to be the role model for all the major networks and cable outlets these days.

    You can't claim solidarity with people if you also want to bomb them

    by LeftHandedMan on Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 01:53:24 PM PDT

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