Brexit?

Thanks, gocomics.org

And you realize the predictable results from a nation committing a really stupid political act. Tom Toles offered up this cartoon the week after Brits voted for Brexit in 2016.

Unreality Governs Trump’s Chumps

“Nothing on this page is real,” read one of the 14 disclaimers on Blair’s site, and yet in the America of 2018 his stories had become real, reinforcing people’s biases, spreading onto Macedonian and Russian fake news sites, amassing an audience of as many 6 million visitors each month who thought his posts were factual. What Blair had first conceived of as an elaborate joke was beginning to reveal something darker. “No matter how racist, how bigoted, how offensive, how obviously fake we get, people keep coming back,” Blair once wrote, on his own personal Facebook page. “Where is the edge? Is there ever a point where people realize they’re being fed garbage and decide to return to reality?”

…“How could any thinking person believe this nonsense?” he said. He hit the publish button and watched as his lie began to spread.”

Same as it ever was. Just faster.

America’s Last Line Of Defense

Fact-checking Trump is easy. He tells the same lies over and over again.

❝ I’ve made it my mission to fact-check every word Donald Trump utters as president. That means trying to watch every speech, read every transcript, decipher every tweet. I’ve accidentally established a reputation for using Twitter to point out that he’s lying within seconds of him telling a lie…

I [Daniel Dale] have no special talent. My secret is that Trump tells the same lies over and over…

❝ Fact-checking Trump is kind of like fact-checking one of those talking dolls programmed to say the same phrases for eternity, except if none of those phrases were true. As any parent who owns a squealing Elmo can tell you, the phrases can get tiresome.

Expand your knowledge of our fake president’s dishonesty by reading Daniel Dale’s complete article.