It bothers me how true this is. I cant even laugh.
@ThePandaPool , you should go ahead and laugh. You can decide later if it’s funny.
@ThePandaPool , we should have seen this coming when big news networks would start reporting on stupid viral things to fill out the news time. Then they just switched to entertainment instead of news. Which is sad because I think the journalist bust their ass but networks spin the hell out of the story. Both lib and conservatives.
@nepheal, I think journalists used to bust their ass. Now they just grab whatever is coming across their desk and repeat it without checking even slightly to verify if it’s real.
@big freedom, I would say I think most try but I’m not really sure if that’s even true. I think by reclassifying news as entertainment the bar is so low it doesn’t matter.
@nepheal, there are a very few who actually try. But someone like Brian Williams for instance, seems to exist purely to get Trump re-elected by just making shît up, every single night.
@nepheal, fox and cnn
I made a bet with myself before checking the comment section that Lib had commented, it had the most downvotes, and that a reply to lib would be the top comment.
I owe myself $10.
@SimonPetrikov, here's 5 of it on me
@SimonPetrikov, I think that we should just have a new rule to not comment or downvote liberachi. He obviously feeds on the attention. Maybe if we all ignore him, he’ll stop being so ridiculous.
@Raki Zaki, I mean, I doubt that Lib is doing it for attention, but it could make sense. But Lib making all of these arguments consistently to be a troll is pretty hard to believe. People have other views, and as long as I can talk to them calmly and no names are thrown, I'm fine with chatting about it. A lot of people act aggressively to their first comment, because it may seem too targeted at someone, or may seem stupid, but replying in a snarky manner only makes that attitude continue. And if it turns out that I am feeding a troll, then so be it. I would rather feed one person, and look good to everyone else as a person who attempted to calmly talk about our differences, than be seen as someone who doesn't
Smirking is the new swastika
Top comment: *Is a reply to liberachi*
Me: I'm getting my popcorn.
Yup. CNN and FOX just assume we're all braindead and try to spoonfeed us their garbage.
@MangaSpecialist, I mean, at this point it's just every outlet. The only distinctions seem to be in degree and whatever particular issue that an outlet obsesses over most when they aren't on about Trump.
Allow me to take a stab at translating the thought process behind this post, because it’s much more hilarious than the post itself:
I don’t trust even the most basic of media functions, I am completely disillusioned with the concept of news, unwilling to adapt to the concept of fake news or do my own research (unless a story contradicts my worldview, in which case I will right it off as fake immediately, again without researching).
But I put it as a Will Ferrel caption so it’s fine.
Or alternatively this is just a will ferrel quote and he’s just fallen a long way since snl, sad.
@liberachi , I can’t even wrap my head around how stvpid this comment was
@liberachi , or it just means that the media bias is so evident (which it is) that we now have to try to sift through the BS to find the actual truth. Take for example the MAGA hat wearing catholic school kid incident.
@liberachi , Hey Libby, you're a smart cookie and we all know it to be true, but uh, oh geez how to put this... Have you ever considered listening to some of the things you say?
@liberachi , let me translate your translation.
If you disagree with me it’s because you’re stupid and lazy. Not because you may have a different world view. Also, because you disagree with my esteemed view, you are evil and should be silenced.
@liberachi , I think we should all agree that if a news outlet states something, and we're interested in the story, we should try to conduct our own research. No matter what kind of person made this meme, it doesn't prove a good point no matter who you are, or what stance you have.
@liberachi , that’s massively idiotic. You are bragging about being unwilling to do your own research or form any sort of educated opinion. That’s called willful ignorance, and it’s contemptible.
@I Are Lebo, I love when people read my comments, understand about half of it, and downvote.
Obviously that’s contemptible, but my point was that people use memes like this as an excuse to just write off anything they disagree with as fake news.
@big freedom, my worldview isn’t the only valid one, by not all wordviews are valid. Sorry, Not sorry.
If the only way to validate your worldview is to look at mounds of evidence and write them off as fake then you ARE evil and should be silenced.
People should look for opinions supported by facts, not facts to support their opinions.
@liberachi , it didn’t come across as sarcastic to me, it read as sincerity.
It’s not just through memes. People will dismiss anything that contradicts their worldview when their worldview sees dissent of opinion as a personal attack.
Of course not all worldviews are valid. Anyone who seriously argues that every opinion is just as valid as any other is a moron not worth listening to.
Writing off evidence that contradicts you isn’t evil. It’s simply willful ignorance. It can be done out of naivety or stubbornness, it doesn’t have to be malicious.
@liberachi , "What even is self-awareness?" -liberachi, pretty much
@Doctor Krieger, hello doctor. It sure is wierd that whenever I post something “controversial” (didn’t even know that people using fake news as an excuse to stay ignorant are lazy aholes was a hot take but whatever) the same few people show up. How yah doin kiddo?
@liberachi , your comment wasn’t controversial, it was just dumb and poorly worded.
@liberachi , wow that's so stupid you moved down one on the most wanted list. You are so incredibly nonthreatening that the idiotic nature of your provocative comment made us more okay with you.
@liberachi , hey we agree that not all world views are valid. I don’t hate you because you have a different political bent than me. You should try that out sometime.
@big freedom, Lol lib wouldn't survive without the hate and bigotry in her system. Hate and bigotry is her only, and i do mean only, personality trait. "If you disagree with me then your evil and deserve to be "silenced". Period." Lib- since birth. Smh.
@liberachi , Ah lib. My dear girl, you never learn do you? This is the internet darling. If you say something profanely stupid then be prepared to be called out on it. The fact you complain almost every time that you get massive downvotes tell me you actually believe the bs your spouting and honestly expect other, actual living human beings, to do the same is sad. You live in a delusional fantasy land where only your ideas and beliefs are the right ones, and everyone else who disagrees is evil and deserves to be "silenced". Smh. Someone as angry, bigoted and hateful as you must have a pretty miserable life. You have my pity.
@liberachi , "if the only way to validate your worldview is to look at mounds of evidence and write them off as fake the you ARE evil and should be silenced."
This is a horrible statement and ideology to live by. Yes people denying facts are bad. But when their are a mound of facts on two or five different angles then what do you do? Most will lean towards what they believe. I think one should sift through it and decipher the truth best they can but to call someone evil for this is kinda evil in itself. This wouldn't be the first time I've heard you use dehumanizing labels more easily than others.
no matter the situation, no matter who they are they should never be silenced. Ever! If that line is crossed then you could also be silenced when the need suits whoever gets to decide what is silenced. It is a monster pit that leads straight down to cruel dictatorships and despots.
@liberachi , I am usually disgusted by your political statements but i will defend your right to say them no less than my own right because they are inherently the same right. You deserve the same right to speak as i do and vice versa and that is the ONLY way free speech can exist. Once that line is crossed free speech is dead and evil can run rampant.
@Dephenistrator, I really fear we’re getting closer to that every day. Did you hear about the woman in the UK arrested for misgendering a trans activist on twitter?
Or how Chase bank is removing the accounts of people associated with The Proud Boys, starting with its leader?
It’s not enough for these Regressives to disagree with you. They have to destroy you. They’ll go after your livelihood before they’ll go after your arguments because it’s pure emotion with them.
@I Are Lebo, i have not heard that story from the uk but I've heard many and it's getting pretty dark over there. The uk might be too far gone to prevent it's collapse of freedoms at this point. V for vendetta was supposed to be fiction right? America is pointed to go down the exact same path only several paces behind and that's terrifying.
About the banks and regressives viscousness, i really don't see an end to their cruel intentions that doesn't go one of two ways. Believe and speak exactly as they do, or be destroyed in increasingly more acceptable ways. I would expect smoother dialogue with a country we were at war with than with a liberal and someone who disagrees with literally anything they say. You can only stir up a mob with anger, and anger blots out thinking. There's so much anger right now that we don't need facts in our politicians and media, just more wood for the flame of that anger and madness. The instigators need to stop, and they won't so the country is at their-
@I Are Lebo, - mercy which doesn't exist. There's a chance we were born during the collapse of the US. I think it's still savable but i see so few trying and so many people hating themselves into a hole.
@Dephenistrator, I agree on all but one points. This attitude of complete intolerance to diversity of opinion isn’t coming from liberals. It’s coming from people who think they’re Progressives. It’s coming from neo-liberals who don’t understand what liberalism means.