Living by rumor

Making Stuff Up:
[Via Eschaton]

Get used to a neverending stream of horseshit.

Getting like the 90s again.

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What do facts matter when rumor is so much more useful? Some people will just spread any old rumor without giving any thought at all to its veracity. Some of them are even called journalists. But not by anyone who actually cares about things like the truth.

And these lies will stay with a whole lot of people because a supposed authority figure told them it was true. Even when revealed to be false. But you can be sure that emails detailing this thesis will be making the rounds.

I guess Snopes.com will always exist to deal with this sort of matter, as if any of these guys ever check the facts. Reality-based views of the world apparently just do not work for a sizable fraction of Americans.

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