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Get Sick, Go Bankrupt and Die: The lies about Heath care

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Orwell rules! Covering pre-existing conditions is popular; therefore, the GOP is pretending that they’ll do that, while offering proposals that would, in fact, do no such thing\. Why do they imagine they can get away with such brazen fraud, because that’s what it is? Do they imagine that voters are stupid?Well, yes. In recent rallies Donald Trump has been declaring that Democrats want to “raid Medicare to pay for socialism.”   Nev. Sen. Heller co-sponsors a bill that purports to protect pre-existing conditions but actually doesn’t, what he hopes for are headlines that say “Heller Announces Plan to Protect Americans With Pre-existing Conditions,” with the key fact — that his bill wouldn’t do that at all — buried in the 17th paragraph. Or better yet, from his point of view, that 17th paragraph would state only that “some  say his bill is a fraud, while GOPs disagree. Both sides, you know.'

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No society endures when lies and deception are fed to a citizenry. Once labeled 'Propaganda' the media feeds it to the people as covering "both sides." YOu know... the side of truth, and the 'alternative facts' of the Gulliani "not Truthers."

Cognitive biasesdo the job. Gullible people are signing away their future.Donalld and friends try to discredit the media an all those talking heads confuse folks who love the story they play inter own head.

Yeah, I know, NW,... that rag the NY Times and that kook Krugman.

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Disinformation has been weaponized, and now a tidal wave of lies are drowning everyone, especially those who have little information about the past, or get only biased news.

We educators cal what people know --real information-- 'prior knowledge."The destruction of the distinction between truth and falsehood is the foundation of dictatorship." And along came Trump, whose love affair with falsehood, is the model!"Fake News! he cries... and so do the trolls.

I read The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard, in 1962, when I studied Media & Society. TV was young and the agencies that used human behavior and created the campaigns to influence people were new; the advertising 'mad-men' led the way to the subtle influences that sell everything from soap to politicians by using subliminal messages! Packard predicted that television -- which was was being studied my the psychologists, was this window into our homes which would sell us anything! And back them, the televisions were 12 inch black and white, and you had to get up to change a channel. Walter Cronkite was there, not Sean Hannity. Sigh

A tsunami of talking heads , 24/7 exploding in the anarchy of cyberspace, inundates the average American.

What is happening is very complicated.

You see, in this era of transformation (information technology never seen in history) is inundating the people, with so many talking heads, so many pundits, and with so much false and misleading stories and memes, that ordinary folks, even bright, educated people who can think critically and have a modicum of prior knowledge, just give up.

Packard was prescient, but even he couldn't have predicted the technological revolution of ubiquitous screens, pumping out 24/7 news mixed with lies, nor could he have foreseen the anarchy of cyberspace.

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