The Leftist’s Guide to Identifying Fake News
There is a HUGE problem in the way people get their news today. Dishonest and suspicious news sources are pumping out fake news in such large quantities now-a-days that the poor unsuspecting consumers of this news are at a loss. The problem has become so widespread that the entire US election was impacted and the wrong person got into office as a result. All because people are clearly too stupid to figure out the difference between fake and real news.
Never fear. The vast staff at Unframe of Mind have decided to save you from being bamboozled by this scary and unapologetic fake news. We have created a handy list of ways you can differentiate the good from the bad.
If a story disagrees with your personal politics, it’s obviously fake.
Any link posted by one of your conservative friends is automatically a hoax.
If the article is written by a straight, white, conservative male over the age of 30, don’t believe a word of it.
If the article is written by The Huffington Post, Slate, Politico, or Salon, you can trust us… I mean, them.
All government publications are automatically true because the government would never lie to its citizens. That would be illegal and immoral.
If the story attempts to advance the idea of capitalism or the free market, just move along. There’s nothing to see here.
If the purpose of the article is to increase the divide between white/black, rich/poor, men/women, that shit is totally true.
Climate change is real because popular consensus makes things true. You know, kind of like back in the day when popular consensus decided that slavery was the best method for getting work done.
If the story advances liberal, socialist, or communist narratives, it’s clearly real.
If an article portrays Donald Trump in a positive light, it’s definitely fake news.
It’s vitally important you create an echo-chamber of people around you online and offline. The more people you have around who agree with everything you say, the less likely you are to be exposed to any fake news.
I hope these tips have helped you filter out that terrible world-changing fake news that’s been lurking out there on the interwebs. With these weapons in your arsenal, you can finally rest assured that the information you are reading is 100% unequivocally true and unbiased.
If you have any other tips to add to the list, please leave them in the comments section below.