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Saturday, May 26, 2012

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While I agree with the message, I have a quibble with the ad hominem "Faux News." This is not a tone troll argument, I believe that the big lie charge is true and needs to be widely broadcast. I simply believe one undercuts their own message when one so blithely engage in a logical fallacy. Is the message lost or weakened by referring to FNC as Fox?

"I simply believe one undercuts their own message when one so blithely engage in a logical fallacy. Is the message lost or weakened by referring to FNC as Fox?"

Only in the sense that referring to a patient suffering from neurosyphilis as "an incurable romantic.". What FuckTheNewsCorpse does is, except for the actual reporting of daily events, propaganda and nothing but propaganda. That it is a "Big Lie" based on small lies and half truths makes it no less a lie.

Republicans lie. Democrats lie. Your mother-in-law lies. I think it may have been Bill Clinton who famously said: "everybody lies." Politics and political seasons are reasons to lie BIG, often, and extravagantly. This is the American way, the French way, the Russian way---etc., etc.

We have all gotten used to it, therefore, unless or until there are specific penalties for lying (outside of standing litigations), it ought to be a non-issue, unworthy of media notice. Politics as usual. We are used to that as well. One candidate wins; another loses. It is the American way.

Humanity has a different level of sophistication now. We may either thank or curse our media and popular culture for this still-evolving outcome. If there ever was an 'age of innocence', (which is doubtful) it has been gone for at least two generations. Because of our incessant quest for progress, the path was pre-ordained. Getting what we want is relatively easy. Wanting what we get? That's another story.

I believe we should thank Heisenberg. He has the nerve to question our why and wherefore, though, admittedly, he is not the first, nor (hopefully) the last. He IS trying to make sense of it all, without making ponderous excuses. If this Heisenberg is female, I apologize. But not much.

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