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Hyperbole and Outrage as Substitutes for Thought, Facts, Accuracy and Truth

Hyperbole and Outrage as Substitutes for Thought, Facts, Accuracy and Truth

John Atcheson

These days you can’t pick up a paper or tune into the news without hearing someone expressing their outrage about something or other and usually it is about as newsworthy as the sun rising in the East. The reason it gets reported is the outrage itself, not the topic.

Whomever Trump runs against will be a decent person, compared to a con-man bullshit artist.

An excellent analysis by John Atcheson.

It reminds me of P.T. Barnum’s observations: The public appears to be disposed to be amused even while they are conscious of being deceived. The bigger the humbug, the better the people will like it.

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Further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."
George Orwel

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