Can most people be fooled most of the time?
Could simultaneously reading, watching and listening to targeted messages,
reinforce what may be biased, intentionally misleading information?
not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side,
but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
Is it worse that America’s political leadership didn’t see the financial crisis coming,
or did and failed to inform the public,
as most of the “mainstream media” chose not to make note?
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
If many believe an untruth to be true,
is it still not true?
What is it men cannot be made to believe!
Thomas Jefferson, April 22, 1786
Is it hard to get entrenched economic and political leadership to understand,
if relative legitimacy depends on not understanding?
Can many believe what they want,
even if what they want to believe isn’t true?
Misconceptions play a large role in shaping history.
Why are citizen reporters who bypass compensated journalists
to report on some of what most mainstream media won’t,
often criticized by some well-established pundits?