“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” — Flannery O’Connor
Today, “fact based” media is almost a joke. Why do we always need a panel of 6 or 8 pundits to deconstruct and reconstruct what is true and what is false? The “SPIN” has taken over legitimate discussion and informed discourse, and we have lost our ability to interrogate and critically analyze the so-called truth that we are being told. The inability to recognize the truth or to tell the truth has become painfully obvious even when people place their hand on top of the Bible, before witnesses, and swear that they are telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. There seems to be a growing sphere of deception and the “normalizing” of things that are clearly false as true? It seems to have nothing to do with diverse perspectives or a “different way” of looking at the same set of facts and coming to a different conclusion. No. More specifically, this has to do with asserting and touting things that are false, documented as false, false on their face and calling those things true. Unfortunately for many people they trust in falsehood as truth and mistake what is presented as “alternate facts” as actual facts instead. Because of the trust these people place in certain famous persons of “some notoriety,” they are dangerously misled. They do not do their “due diligence” and check out the information that they’ve been given for themselves. Which, unfortunately, predisposes them to making decisions based only on the information they have been given, which remains fundamentally FALSE.