Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, December 02, 2018

BBC writes about a guy in Portland, Maine: "He begins by choosing a subject. Which "lucky" politician will be on the receiving end of his attention today? Bill Clinton? Hillary Clinton? One of the Obamas? Or maybe the subject of his story won't be a person, but a policy. Gun control? Police brutality? Feminism? Anything that will push buttons. Next, the details. Perhaps he'll make up a controversial incident, a crime, a new law or a constitutional amendment. "Changing" the US constitution is particularly fun - he's already written more than 30 fake amendments."

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Probably out of his mom's basement as well.

#1 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-12-02 02:57 PM | Reply

So worth reading.
Especially for those morons like Trump that have no idea what they're yapping on and on about.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-02 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Guy is Dulli's Hero.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-02 06:50 PM | Reply

Very interesting and illuminating. But I think guys like Blair are doing more harm than good. There are far too many people who will believe the crap that fits their paranoia, and even if Blair were to tell them to their faces that he made it all up, it's too late. They've already bought in, and they're not budging. Just look at Trump nation. They make it clear in a daily basis that facts are immaterial to their support, and admitting they were wrong about him requires humility.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-03 10:42 AM | Reply

But I think guys like Blair are doing more harm than good.

What good is Blair doing? I can't think of ANY.

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-03 11:02 AM | Reply

Well, I would agree, Yav. But he claims he's exposing the gullibility of many on the right.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-03 11:13 AM | Reply

Blaire makes a living doing this:

"We are here to provide you with information you can use to continue being as informed as a conservative feels comfortable with. Please don't use our page in conjunction with Google or the news, it will only serve to confuse you further."
Satire - not news, not opinion, and not propaganda - is how Blair describes his work.
His aim is to trick conservative Americans into sharing false news, in the hope of showing what he calls their "stupidity".
Once his stories go viral, the Facebook comments burst forth. And that's when Christopher Blair the fake news writer becomes Christopher Blair the crusading left-wing troll.
"The mission with the trolling first and foremost is we pull them into the comments," he says.
It's then that he starts on the offensive. The faker becomes the exposer, weeding out and reporting the most extreme users among his fans.
"I can show you hundreds of profiles we've had taken down," he says. He claims that he's exposed Ku Klux Klan members and hardcore racists.
"We've had people fired from their jobs," he says.

Blaire depends on stupidity to prosper.

This ties right back into the current top story about addiction to outrage and booting a SNL writer/comedian.

The only path out of this nonsense is making sure everyone in the country gets a good education resulting in the ability to think clearly. That takes at least a decade and will be resisted by the MIC which would lose cannon fodder.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-03 11:26 AM | Reply

#7 - and a mandatory (bi-annual?) Adult education class in critical thinking.

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-03 11:50 AM | Reply

"The only path out of this nonsense is making sure everyone in the country gets a good education resulting in the ability to think clearly."

Not gonna happen.

Republicans will never, ever support any sort of unified national school curriculum. Common Core might as well be Sharia law to them.

Because apparently the things you need to learn in K-12 change dramatically from county to county.

We have over 12,000 school districts in this country. 1,300 in Texas alone, a d another thousand in California.

Anybody here ever heard of a company with 12,000 independent regional subsidiaries? Maybe McDonalds. Our education is as wholesome as McDonald's food.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-03 12:57 PM | Reply

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