This week’s episode of On The Media is a must listen. There are several stories about politicians, companies, and organizations playing fast and loose with the facts.
There are a few key points I took from the show that really hit me in the gut:
- Many of the candidates in the CNN GOP debate completely lied. Not the usual political embellishments that we have come to expect (which is sad in itself), but bold, bald-faced lies. Clearly intentional.
- We don’t seem to care about the lies. In fact, if they are criticizing something we don’t like or supporting something we do like, we cheer on the lies. Better to believe a lie we like than accept a truth we don’t. What the bleep is wrong with us?
- We are all suckers for emotional photos and videos on social
and them without even a hesitation to see if they are true or not. The example in the show about the Europe immigration crisis is really pathetic. And scary.
If any of you have a chance to listen to the show, I would appreciate your feedback. I am not shocked, but I am saddened by these stories.
What does this imply for our futures?