I’m not 100% convinced by this. Although I’m really just arguing for the sake of arguing.
I’ve seen the video and agree Trump is like a mad old man with no idea what he’s talking about. That doesn’t mean I can’t or shouldn’t immediately ignore any news coming out of an organisation like CNN, or Fox, or The Daily Mail, The Sun or whatever. One of the only ways I can keep a thin grip on my sanity is by completely disregarding anything I hear that comes out of these kinds of megaphones. That doesn’t mean I disbelieve any specific thing they say simply because they said it; it just means I refuse to listen to a single word of it and by drowning out that mainstream noise I can filter my way down to the few sources I find ‘credible’. I really do think we should block it out rather than try to judge it in context. It becomes the context very quickly otherwise. It’s very easy to fall for mainstream messages if you hear the same points over and over and you don’t hear as much of the alternatives. Block it out I say! None of us are as smart or impervious to manipulation as we think we are I don’t listen to or believe a word of any of the rubbish these guys publish. Although my hermit lifestyle makes it easier to ignore than most I guess. Like you say @happybeing, things like twitter help a lot because you can develop a pool of people whose opinions you have some respect for from either side of the political spectrum, and then judge from that clearer and less muddy picture what is actually going on.
So yeah, I don’t believe a word of what CNN say, even though some of it will be true. It is better ignored imo. Better to go higher up the food chain of information to proper sources with journalistic integrity or better access to information imo. The big dogs of media are the worst places to go for any real info. We should all boycott them and instinctively be on our guard and very sceptical if we ever accidentally overhear the latest bit of rubbish they’re spouting.
But yeah, Trump’s crazy is looking just as scary as Hillary’s crazy-corrupt was looking. /gulp for humanity. It’s all good for the dem-anarchist agenda though. We need leaders to look like morons and to fek things up. We need to lose all respect for them imo, then maybe we’ll finally have our own revolution, decentralise accountability and fix the underlying problem - power without direct accountability leads to a lot of harm.