Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A Mobius Strip Of Distrust

Just like clockwork, about half the country thinks the election was a fraud. That's kind of what you'd expect if you used mail-in ballots in a whisker-close election.

A mere 3% of voters for President Donald Trump think President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, while 73% think the incumbent was the victor, according to a CNBC/Change Research poll.

Not to worry. CNBC reassures us of the "truth" in the very first paragraph of that article.

Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Nearly every supporter of President Donald Trump thinks otherwise, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.

So Joe won, did he? Well, that's good to know. And just who is telling us this? The news media. The same news media that thought it likely that Russia intervened in 2016 to elect DJT in the first place. Right.

Russia gets almost all of its income from petroleum products. There was simply no way on Earth they were going to try to tip the election in favor of a guy whose policies were going to lower the price of oil. There was no Russian collusion, there was no chance of it ever happening, there was never even a moment where anyone in any position of power in Russia who was even vaguely sober would have even started to begin to think about the possibility of getting going on a plan to ponder doing it.


I'm Over It

My faith in the press ended with the Hunter Biden story. I'll admit I had next to none before that, but the way they covered for Biden when the Hunter scandal broke was the steamroller that smushed the camel flat after a thousand pounds of straws were dumped on its back.

When I see or hear stories about news media dishonesty these days, it's like being asked to go see Friday the 13th, Part 76 where Part 75 ended with Jason being thrown into a wood chipper whose outflow was directed into a blast furnace.

"No, Jason survived that, really! It's like this. When the wood chipper gears looked like they were grinding him up, he was actually dodging them and ..."

Geeze, Louise, guys, just stop. It's simply impossible to even fake excitement about it. The trust / belief is D-E-A-D, dead.

Seriously, the news media refused to cover the vice president's family making millions selling access. Then when Big Tech effectively censored the story, a direct attack on the most crucial freedom of a free press, the First Amendment, the news media all rallied behind the censorship.

I can't even pretend to get wound up about it any more.

So now a news media which has incinerated my trust is telling me a practically anonymous voting system gave results we can believe.

I'm a big fan of the surreal, but I have my limits.


Mostly Nothing said...

So Garage Logic read a letter from a woman who emigrated from China years ago (30?)

Talking about how Chinese people used to risk listening to Voice of America, now there is no point.

She also laments about how the envy of the world in terms of freedom is rushing towards the communism that so many Chinese long to leave.

it starts at 26 minutes into the Wednesday show, about 5 minutes long.

K T Cat said...

Chinese people used to risk listening to Voice of America, now there is no point.


One Brow said...

I work with several people from China. Most of them are comfortable with the way China runs things. The young ones tend to come here for experience, then go home to better-paying jobs.

K T Cat said...

And the porn, One Brow. Don't forget the porn. After all, life is only what is physical. There is no spiritual dimension to it. It's all political power, money and sex. Really, what else is there? Freedom? Independence? Those fade to irrelevance if you have a full belly and sexual satiation.