Showing posts from March, 2022

The Poison That We Read

Being married to a career Journalist is a real advantage when you are a Talk Show Host/Writer always on the look-out for trophy-size examples of poisonous propaganda disguised as “news”. True, the media landscape is littered with Fake News. But the truly deadly “stories” are those, like Copperhead snakes, that blend perfectly with their surroundings and strike when you’re totally off-guard. BAM! Another brain cell of Reason falls victim to the venom of lies, damn lies and prejudice. The most deadly are those that slither in without the fanfare of attribution; these reptiles have no name. Recently, she found this one: “Black Women Feel Sting of Jackson Hearings” Take a few moments to slog through this POS. I’ll be here when you’re finished throwing up…. Notice the “article” claims no authorship; just the ubiquitous “Associated Press” and presented by a TV station you’ve likely never seen. (“WCMH NBC4 is Local for You, serving as Columbus, Ohio's top rated source for breaking news…”

Is the Declaration of Independence Treason?

While reviewing the docs of the Founding Dads, I noticed something that caused consternation. After researching the written works of Experts way smarter and more educated than I, they did NOT provide a satisfactory answer. So what’s the problem? In our sacred Declaration of Independence, Tom Jefferson & Friends famously scribbled: “…that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”. Got it. Pretty straightforward for 18th Century Revolutionary Writing. Certainly, King G. didn’t miss the point. For the rest of us arriving later, nothing has changed. The Declaration has not been revised, re-written, abridged or PhotoShopped; no asterisks, footnotes, additions, deletions or addendums. If Government inverts and perverts its role and begins another “…long Train of Abuses and Usurpations”, it would be nothing less than logical, reasonable, imperat

International Fact-Checking Fact-Checkers

Check out one of Facebook's latest censoring methods   One might make a debatable case for literally censoring certain material, e.g, graphic sex or violence on publically accessible platforms – at least until society’s moral tolerance descends to greater depths. However, the evolution of what’s now SOP, has brought us the above: “Restrictions With Counseling Due To Lack Of Purity”. That any particular post failing to encompass every known or even conceivable “fact”, must be stamped with a Warning Notice or Advisory is yet another tell-tale step toward complete censorship. The ‘notice’ above was unique in one respect: the tag line ‘independent fact-checkers ‘certified by the ‘International Fact-Checking Network”. Until this ‘notice’ appeared, it had been only recently been revealed common ‘fact-checking’ was based on the personal opinion/experience of some Anonymous Fact-Checker. "...certified..."? "International Fact-Checking Network"? Is this an international