An important piece by ⁦⁩—read the emails he reproduces, and think about the implications, and possible remedies, if any.
Just like the evidence about Trump’s meddling in Ukraine didn’t matter, or last week’s dual meltdowns at the Prayer Breakfast and in the East Room didn’t matter. You think the new budget and deficit numbers will move the needle?
"These are not stupid people. But they were remarkably uninformed and resistant to negative information." is nicer than I am; I might have chosen other words. Inside the Trump Bubble via
This was a great piece today from about people getting their "news" from Facebook and how it makes it difficult (if not impossible) to have fact-based discussions w/ them
“In a moment of weakness and naivete I found myself musing that maybe, possibly, new revelations...might make a difference with some of Trump’s base....A younger and wiser colleague lowered his eyes, and shook his head. I think he was embarrassed for me.”
He knew about Pelosi ripping “a government document.” Uday and Qusay’s living large? Blank look. The Ukraine thing? Nope.
"The worst part about it is that people think they are getting the news instantly—they have the illusion that they are instantly aware of what is going on, but the reality is a highly deceptive, manipulated, and curated dribble of propaganda." via
Love - a sane place for discourse in world that often seems unimaginably extreme. Especially interesting recent pieces - one from on Sanders online mob (), another from on life in Trump bubble ()
“Facebook has created an impermeable barrier so that people are NOT seeing anything that is different from what their tribe wants to believe.”
In a moment of weakness and naivete I found myself musing that maybe, possibly, new revelations...might make a difference with some of Trump’s base....A younger and wiser colleague lowered his eyes, and shook his head. I think he was embarrassed for me.
"Roger thinks Trump has saved the taxpayers money. Leeches and layabouts are no longer stealing from “us.” He either couldn’t or wouldn’t articulate who “they” are. via
"Facebook has created an impermeable barrier so that people are NOT seeing anything that is different from what their tribe wants to believe. " via