Doublethinking About the Media-Manufactured “Fake News” Crisis

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Let's take a trip down memory lane... Tony Blair, February 2003 (lie) 'There are unquestionably links between al Qaeda and Iraq.' US President George Bush, September 2002 (lie) 'The regime has longstanding and continuing ties to terrorist group, and there are Al Qaeda terrorists inside Iraq.' US Vice-President Dick Cheney, December 2002 (lie) 'His regime has had high-level contacts with al Qaeda going back a decade and has provided training to al Qaeda terrorists.' US National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice, September 2002 (lie) 'There clearly are contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq that can be documented; there clearly is testimony that some of the contacts have been important contacts and that there's a relationship here' US Secretary of State Colin Powell, February 2003 (lie) 'Ambition and hatred are enough to bring Iraq and al Qaeda together.' US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, November 2002 (lie) 'Within a week, or a month, Saddam could give his WMD to al Qaeda.'"

“Let’s take a trip down memory lane…
Tony Blair, February 2003 (lie)
‘There are unquestionably links between al Qaeda and Iraq.’
US President George Bush, September 2002 (lie)
‘The regime has longstanding and continuing ties to terrorist group, and there are Al Qaeda terrorists inside Iraq.’
US Vice-President Dick Cheney, December 2002 (lie)
‘His regime has had high-level contacts with al Qaeda going back a decade and has provided training to al Qaeda terrorists.’
US National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice, September 2002 (lie)
‘There clearly are contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq that can be documented; there clearly is testimony that some of the contacts have been important contacts and that there’s a relationship here’
US Secretary of State Colin Powell, February 2003 (lie)
‘Ambition and hatred are enough to bring Iraq and al Qaeda together.’
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, November 2002 (lie)
‘Within a week, or a month, Saddam could give his WMD to al Qaeda.'”

My Commentary: This fake news led to untold levels of death and destruction… But, pay no attention to such inconvenient facts. Doublethink your way through any cognitive dissonance that may arise, and go back to sheep.

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