Read this. Or, if you don’t want to, I’ll summarize. A state senator who endorsed Barak Obama was interviewed by TV Idiot Chris Matthews. Chris asked “Name some of his legislative accomplishments… name any…” and there was nothing but dead air. That’s fair – journalists are supposed to ask tough questions, especially when the stakes are this high.
But we’ve been poisoned to believe that what somebody says on television dictates objective reality. For example, if Matthews had asked the man to name a few continents and he hadn’t been able to come up with anything but North & South America, Europe would stop existing.
This is the dumbing down of America. This is how Bush operates – just say Iraq is turning into a democracy, that we don’t torture people, that weapons of mass destruction threaten American national security. It’s true if it gets said on TV.
In 1984, the ruling party put out a new dictionary every year, with less words than the last one. After a few generations, the people were only able to think smaller and smaller thoughts. It’s the same thing TV News does, whether it’s Fake News with Bill O’Lielly or MSNBC with Keith Olbermann. They poison our brains so we can’t recognize logic. After a generation of this, Americans won’t be smart enough to operate a power plant, and we’ll be in the dark literally instead of just figuratively.