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Sun May 17, 2020, 09:20 AM

 

The fake news: The lazy, convenient way Trump voters think.

How convenient, a Trump voter hears some news that does not sound good to them. They simply call it fake news and dismiss it.

How convenient, a Trump voter hears some news that sounds good to them. Without hesitation they accept it as the real news.

What a perfect way to make sure you never have to think for yourself.

What a perfect way to make sure you never have to face or search for the truth.

What a perfect way to make sure you never have to take the time, make the effort, to educate yourself.

What a perfect way to make sure you will never, in your mind, be wrong about anything.

What a perfect way to become a fool who will risk everything because it's so easy and convenient.

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Reply The fake news: The lazy, convenient way Trump voters think. (Original post)
shockey80 May 2020 OP
Wounded Bear May 2020 #1
keithbvadu2 May 2020 #2
RainCaster May 2020 #3
hvn_nbr_2 May 2020 #4
yonder May 2020 #5
ehrnst May 2020 #6

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:22 AM

1. Don't forget how they accuse everybody else of spreading "fake news"...

because actually checking out someone else's comments for truth is just too hard.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. ...Trump supporters were especially susceptible to being fooled.

"Paul Horner, whose fake news stories often go viral on Facebook and Twitter, told The Intersect, a Washington Post blog, that Trump supporters were especially susceptible to being fooled.
My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time,” Horner said. “I think Trump is in the White House because of me. "

“His followers don’t fact-check anything - they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/306524-fake-news-writer-i-think-trump-is-in-the-white-house-because-of

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:40 AM

3. My Trumpanzee SIL says she believes any news that makes her "feel good"

She's a genuine racist.
Moved into a Hispanic neighborhood, and wants them all to move out.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:04 AM

4. Trumpanzee determinant of truth/falsehood: Do they want to believe it?

That's why they immediately know if something is fake news--if they don't want to believe it, it isn't true. Evidence has absolutely nothing to do with it. They don't need evidence to support their views and they don't need evidence to know that anything else is fake news.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:53 AM

5. This is a very good post and thanks.

You've isolated the low-info gene in your first two paragraphs.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 09:30 AM

6. I wish that that this was only true of those on the Right.

 

But it's not.

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