Propaganda. It Comes At a Cost!

When I studied epistemology decades ago, I had no idea that it would someday be front and center in our political life. Truth is now all the rage: the liberal media try to tell us that they are the reliable sources of truth, as opposed to…what? I am not certain. Virtually all newspapers, magazines and networks are liberal. But there evidently is a heck of a lot of wrongthink out there somewhere. Maybe it’s coming from the Trump administration.

The New York Times is one of those who most laughably push the “truth” theme. Like me, you have probably seen their internet ad several thousand times. Or maybe I see it more often than most because I sometimes read their articles, but am not a subscriber. (Getting around the Times paywall is easy.) So I have seen this many, many times:

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I think the idea is that if you want truth, you have to pay for it. You won’t get it from free sites like ours.

Imagine, then, my shock when I looked at Power Line earlier today and saw this–the result, no doubt, of a Russian hack!

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I am officially calling on the CIA to investigate whether Vladimir Putin is behind this scurrilous attack on America’s most left-wing “mainstream” publication. And if the CIA traces the “propaganda” image to a bored right-winger at an airport gate, I deny everything!

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