Does calling the media - the ENEMY of the PEOPLE - have any downsides??
Trumps friends KILL reporters
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Trump can do no wrong
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It's only fake news if it's against Trump, LOL!
It is interesting that you added the word fake. This takes it out of the realm of the prompt, or at least to the far fringes. What Trump has consistently said is NOT that the media is the enemy of the people, but rather that the FAKE news media is the enemy of the people.
Actually, it is not true that it is only fake if it is against Trump. In point of fact, the damaging nature of fake news is where Republicans and Democrats ACTUALLY AGREE. We all think that it damages the republic when information sources lie, leave out critical words from quotes, take statements out of context in order to pointedly misinterpret a statement in order to "support" a biased and unsupported view, insert misleading headlines that are contradicted by the text of the last paragraph of the article, and so forth.
There are all sorts of people screaming about fake news on the left, too, but they generally use different terminology.
The Democrats' problem with Russian twitterbots, etc. is that all sorts of fake news was spread about Democrats (in addition to being spread about Republicans.)
Somehow the Democrats' think it is magically less damaging to our nation when CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, etc. (as opposed to when Russians do it) lie, misrepresent, and inject extreme bias into how they present information or even completely made-up stories.
The problem is that there is no remedy for this on the side of controlling liars and misleaders on Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, TV or radio.
All we can do is call out misinformation and poor thinking as we see it. If news is fake, call it fake.
The First Amendment protects counterarguments.
People need to learn to think critically, recognize hyperbole and false equivalencies, determine whether evidence is relevant, and evaluate the validity of statements according to the rules of classical logic.
Sites like this one support republican and democratic forms of government by being a place where people can practice these skills, evaluate each other's arguments, and develop analytical skills.
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Give me examples of fabrication, not bias but fabrication by the media on the left. When you realise you're at a loss, I will show you how the conservative media is putrid in how dirty it plays and borderline illegal if not entirely so via the defamation suits it's had to settle.
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