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Old June 8th, 2018, 01:55 AM   #31
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That's an interesting point to ponder. My friends are well-informed, but I'm sure they aren't a representative sample.

The "legacy" media has always influenced people's political views. Some herald the new or alternative/interactive media.

A line from a song written by the old rocker Bruce Cockburn: "Every psychopath has his own magazine these days. I just read about how I can kill in a hundred ways...." 1985. "Alternative" media, legacy style.

Alternative media, more sources, the idea plays into the American ideal that more is better. It's not. If there are a zillion POVs out there, a zillion news merchants will feed each and every one just what they want to hear.

Which brings me back to the question you posed: Can you give me an estimate on the number of 'accurately informed' voters there are?

Yeah, I agree. Not too damned many. Maybe 10 percent. However, the number of people who believe themselves to be well informed might be close to 100 percent.
We get examples every day here on DTT of people who think they are well informed but obviously are not.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 03:25 AM   #32
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What is the MSM pushing? The constant hate Trump meme because he's righting a few wrongs that should have been done years ago. The MSM had no problem pushing the Obimbo socialist agenda.


AND what were colonial newspapers pushing? Hate for King George and eventually our revolution and new nation. There were loyalists then and there are loyalists now. There were critics then. There are critics now.

The constant "hate" for Trump is Trump's own doing. He WANTS to be the center of attention. He likes the adversarial chaos. He intentionally says and does things every single day that bring him BACK into focus. He enjoys being controversial--tweeting--making outrageous statements. What did you think was going to happen?

The media simply TELLS US WHAT Trump says and does. The press compares his statements/actions to past presidents. The press repeats his comments and examines them. The media FACT CHECKS and debates and that is what they are supposed to do. AND you know what? THAT'S what we the people are supposed to do, but YOU DON'T. Nope. You just believe everything he says. You never seem to question. YOU never seem to doubt. Why?
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Old June 8th, 2018, 07:26 AM   #33
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We get examples every day here on DTT of people who think they are well informed but obviously are not.
If anything "the media" and I'm including social media in that definition,s swamps us all with too much information, much of it purposely false, misleading and outright lie and disinformation.
People feel it's simply impossible to sort through all of it, much less really examine it. So they tend to self-censor themselves and concentrate their attention on selected and specific media outlets.
If all you watch/listen to is Fox News and Breitbart your worldview is going to be considerable different than someone that mainly watches/listens to PBS and Daily Kos.
Then there is the fact that it is extraordinarily easy to lie to the public and get away with it, in fact they will lap it up. Just as long as it's what they WANT to believe.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 07:30 AM   #34
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What is the MSM pushing? The constant hate Trump meme because he's righting a few wrongs that should have been done years ago. The MSM had no problem pushing the Obimbo socialist agenda.
Load of bullshit on your part. You're simply pissed that anyone anywhere is allowed to say anything negative about Trump. You're pissed even if what is reported is 100% true. Get a grip, you would not know a "socialist agenda" if it bit you on the ass.
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Except it's the media we've sold out to. And it's All of us.
As for God working through Trump?.....Quite possibly.
Oh sure Kate. Yes, God working through Trump so that more rich people can't slip through the eye of a needle.

That's it. Heaven must be running out of affordable housing.
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What is the MSM pushing? The constant hate Trump meme because he's righting a few wrongs that should have been done years ago. The MSM had no problem pushing the Obimbo socialist agenda.
Meh MSM.
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Except it's the media we've sold out to. And it's All of us.
As for God working through Trump?.....Quite possibly.
Are you suffering from some sort of cognitive dissonance ?? Most of your posts are rational and fairly well written.

God working through Trump ???? THAT'S HILARIOUS !!!! Unless he's punishing us !!!!!
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Accurate information influences informed voters. If you donít want to listen to the media, you have a choice. Complaining about your own choices sounds nonsensical to me.
Glad your not buying into the Russians elected Trump garbage and your all of a sudden supporting personal choice.
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