Countering the Republican Disinformation War on Reality

“I hope today shed’s light rather than generates heat.” – Jon Meacham

Here we are, the impeachment hearings, at the nexus of two opposing realities. It is not TRUMP who is on trial, it is reality itself, or at least the now anachronistic notion of a shared, collective reality. Today, we live in the post reality, in which there is no longer separation between that which is real and that which is not.

Big Brother is Tweeting You

He is a weapon of mass dissemination controlling the Network, launching digital missives that reverberate across the mediascape with thunderous retweets and likes. We are, in fact, losing the information war to a totalitarian who has taken one-way control of social media.

Crushed by Truth

This is the SHOW, the Episode, the Installment of XTreme TRUMPology he never scripted. The SHOW has now moved beyond control, as TRUMP is systematically crushed by those willing to risk everything to tell the truth. All he has left is the suspension of disbelief, as Loyalists who attempt to defend him drown in a sinking quagmire of toxic disinformation in their last gasp to hang on for dear life to the illusion of power.

The Televisual Impeachment Spectacle

Today, it’s the toxic feedback swirl of Twitter and cable — and a president and a press corps that spend all hours feeding on one another’s digital droppings in a dystopian circle of life — that has rendered our political culture so vulnerable to reflexive, narrow-minded conspiracies, tribalism and groupthink. Why Lefties Should Watch Fox News, NY Times, Farhad Manjoo

How does the Impeachment madness come to an end? Where does it end? How does it end? Does it end? The TRUMP machine is imploding on itself with TRUMPological XCess beyond anything we could have imagined, and we have already seen it all. The SHOW of SHOWS has reached warped speed and is spinning out of control.

Deep Throat Redux

History repeats itself and so here we go again. Did the framers envision that the only way to protect democracy was through undercover informants releasing the truth through covert channels? Is that the way the constitution is supposed to work? Does the truth only reside in the recesses of darkened parking lots or through secretly embedded CIA agents in the White House? Maybe we are under the influence of too many spy movies or Law & Order television shows.