Friday, April 21, 2017

Fake News Friday: The Government TTT, TWT, ANBTT

A detonation of the GLU-82, the precursor to the MOAB
The Government tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Freddy, not his real name, is a simple and gentle soul.  He is 82 and has been "wrenching" on cars and trucks since his mid-teens.

Sometimes conversation at coffee turns to automotive recalls or automotive issues.  Freddy is quick to jump in with, "I know all about it!"

The next thing he tells us is the source of his profound knowledge.  "Yup, I was talking to the guy in the parts crib at Beuge Chevrolet and he told me all about it."

"What they done is started making that part in Mexico and now they are junk, all junk  Yup.  I know all about it."  he assured us.

In a way it is touching that he thinks the guy who works in the bowels of the car dealerships (which is independently owned) is an official representative of General Motors and is "in the know".  Likely that parts crib attendant could not tell you what DeGiorgio or Altman or Akerson did for General Motors.

The Main Stream Media
Members of the Main Stream Media are much like Freddy.  They don't have a clue.  They think the person who is feeding them their fifteen second sound-bites is telling them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Rock spalling from an explosion.
Even if that was the source's intention, it is highly unlikely the government's talking head could possibly know the whole truth.  And surely they could not deliver it in fifteen seconds.

Ulterior motives
People modify their behavior to optimize results.   More precisely, they modify their behaviors to produce the most advantage for themselves and for their tribe.  There is a pretty good chance that they do not consider you to be part of their tribe.

Just something to keep in mind.

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