‘Would I Lie to You?’

 

Pay attention to the names of the individuals, publications, companies, and networks that are expressing panic right now at the prospect of a proponent of “radical free speech” buying Twitter. And remember, the next time one of them purports to tell you “the news,” that they jealously defended their collective right to filter what you are allowed to know.

Then assume that you’re hearing only the news that fits.

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  1. David Foster Member
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    Many years ago, I was talking to a wise executive, who said something has that stayed with me:

    When you’re running a large organization, you’re not seeing reality.  It’s like you’re watching a movie in which you get to see maybe one out of every thousand frames, and from that, you have to figure out what’s really going on.

    This is very true in business, and it’s even more true in politics.  The control of what Frames people get to see, and in what sequence, is a source of enormous power.

    See my post The Rage of the Prince-Electors.

     

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  2. Vince Guerra Member
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    Henry Racette: and remember, the next time one of them purports to tell you “the news,” that they jealously defended their collective right to filter what you are allowed to know.

    As they’ve been doing with every issue from George Floyd to Ukraine.

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  3. drlorentz Member
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    Henry Racette:

    Then assume that you’re hearing only the news that fits.

    That’s the NYT’s motto: All the news that fits, we print. Did I get that right?

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Henry Racette:

    Then assume that you’re hearing only the news that fits.

    Hunter Biden’s laptop.

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  6. EB Thatcher
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  7. EB Thatcher
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    drlorentz (View Comment):
    All the news that fits

    Hmmmmm…I think there was a book like that.

     

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  8. The Reticulator Member
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    EB (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    All the news that fits

    Hmmmmm…I think there was a book like that.

     

    Pretty sure I still have that book somewhere.

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