Like wading in shallow water, we have a country full of shallow people. They watch “the news” and believe that it’s all lies because the orange-skinned what’s-his-face says so. As a woman whose husband was a television news reporter for more than 40 years, I’d like to point out that my husband did not haul his tired ass out of bed every morning before the sun rose so he could get up and fabricate lies.
That’s not how the news has EVER worked. But that is how propaganda works and propaganda is what you are believing.
Nor was he ever told to tell lies. He was occasionally asked to omit something when it happened to involve a sponsor, but he didn’t listen anyway. Garry is a truth teller.
And his friends? The other reporters, photographers, directors, and producers?
They told the truth, too.
Reporters are not liars. They work their asses off trying to spread the truth to you dunderheads who are too shallow to listen.
The news is as true as the people who research and write it can possibly make it. Do they make occasional mistakes? Yes, but they correct themselves and apologize. They don’t erase the truth about a president. They couldn’t do that even if they wanted to.
There are facts in evidence. There is tape. There are written and filmed speeches. Trump called everything he doesn’t like, a lie. HE is a liar. A living, breathing lie from top to bottom. Anyone who believes his bullshit is shallow and probably not very bright, either.
The news IS the truth and if you are too shallow to believe reality, you are going to live with something you like even less than what you think you are already living. We are on a razor-thin edge between what we used to think of as freedom and a real dictatorship. If we haven’t already crossed over that line. I’m not sure we haven’t. Time will tell us soon enough.
If you refuse to see or believe the truth, democracy, and your world is going down the tubes. You will live to see the horrors you have wrought. I’m old and frankly, I’m grateful I won’t be around to see it. I feel sorry for my granddaughter and those who come after her, though. This is not what I wanted for her or anyone.
It will be a terrible world. It’s already bad, but it will get worse. And you — all of you thick-headed, non-reading, no-research jerks — are doing it to all of us.
Shallow people are stupid. I don’t mean they have a “low IQ.” I mean they are too shallow, lazy, selfish, and foolish to learn the truth. It’s so much easier to believe bullshit, isn’t it? You don’t have to read anything. You don’t need to do any research. You don’t really need to know anything. You can just roll along, believing whatever some idiot tells you. That’s how we got where we are and that’s how we keep rolling down that hill until we are one of those shithole countries Trump was talking about.
By being shallow and stupid.