Thoughts on imagined realities, fictional constructs & January 6th

In a previous blog post I made these assertions: A unique quality of humans is our ability to create imagined realities. Many things that are fundamental to society are fictional constructs. Therefore, humans were always ripe to be exploited by fake news. It is only the increased ability to propagate fake news and the end …

Roundup on politics, media and campaiging

NB: This post was published in a previous blog and imported into this one. please forgive any formatting issues. There have been a few articles that caught my eye lately, but these two stood out in the context of this blog. The always outstanding Matt Taibbi had an excellent piece on the current status of …

Post-truth politics and facts

NB: This post was published in a previous blog and imported into this one. Please forgive any formatting issues. With media gatekeeping being the topic of my previous post, this article brought up some points that are worth retreading. In many ways, it is a lament for the death of gatekeeping and a statement against what has …