Here is Tom Trinko writing at American Thinker making a great point about the “alt-reality”:
We hear about the alt-right and the alt-left, but the real issue is the alt-reality.
Most Americans’ perceptions of the world are shaped by information they get from primarily liberal sources such as the media, academia, and government.
That’s why many Americans live in an alternate reality where Hillary did nothing wrong at Benghazi, abortions occur only due to rape, global warming is supported by 97% of scientists, the economy is doing great, emotions are good and reasoning is bad, Republicans are racists, Castro was a kind and caring man, and Trump is an insane tyrant.
The reason liberals have been able to get away with lying for so long is that most of these issues don’t affect the average voter. The average voter doesn’t care about Cuba, is not planning on having an abortion herself, and didn’t lose anyone at Benghazi. As a result, many people don’t bother to see if what they hear is in fact true.
In addition, most people aren’t exposed to any information sources that contradict the liberal narrative. Hence, the average person who’s working hard to support their family and raise their children never has any reason to question liberal propaganda.
Even worse, when the “accepted” information sources all say any position they don’t agree with is “fake,” the average Joe or Jane will simply assume that his brother-in-law who is a conservative is just mistaken. After all, would the nightly news anchor who looks so honest really lie?
Finally, the liberal alt-reality machine constantly acts as though virtually all Americans agree with liberal values – that anyone who doesn’t accept liberal views is a deplorable or an idiot. That tends to keep people from expressing their conservative views, or the fact that they were going to vote for Trump, because no one wants to be labeled a fool by others. This helps limit the spread by word of mouth of news sources the liberals don’t control.
Read more: American Thinker
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