Wednesday, December 07, 2016
When Fake News Steers the Ship of State
Fake news isn't just the staple food of Gullibillies.
That much became brutally clear when, in Washington, the House Science Committee cited a wholly fallacious report from that repository of fake news, Breitbart, claiming that global temperatures are actually plunging.
Then there's Michael Flynn, retired general and wingnut conspiracy theorist extraordinaire who believes he has the power of will to transform utter nonsense into truth. He's been pegged to become Trump's national security advisor. Quick, hide the nukes.
Then, of course, there's the bloated bloviator, Trump himself, who likes to fashion reality out of snippets from tabloids.
Here's the thing. When you get that many people running around so literally detached from reality, you're in a lunatic asylum.