You can fool some of the people all of the time

Yesterday, CNN talked to a bunch of pump truppets. Here’s a sample of them, as expected, not knowing what they were talking about:

“Voting is a privilege in this country and you need to be legal, not like California where three million illegals voted,” one panelist named Paula asserted about four minutes into the segment. When Camerota asked her to cite her sources, she said she saw it in “the media—some of it was CNN,” before admitting she didn’t know where she saw it.
“It was coming all across the media. All across,” she said. “If CNN didn’t do it, then they were being smart this time.”

This was a lie, made up by a web site that admitted it made up fake news and pawned it off on Facebook for a hefty profit, because pump truppets are stupid and will fall for anything. And Russians were passing off more fake news, because pump truppets are stupid and will fall for anything.

Another panelist told Camerota she heard with her own ears President Obama tell people they could vote even if they were in the country illegally.

Camerota: Did you hear President Obama say illegal people could vote?

Panelist: Yes.

Camerota: Tell me where?

Panelist: On uh, you can find it—Google it. You can find it on Facebook.

The report, it turned out, was a debunked Fox Business Network clip that had been deceptively edited, which a look at the transcript would have immediately made clear.

How can you explain reality to people who refuse to see it?

 

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