Speaking of fake news … who you callin a flying monkey?

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Several times lately I have seen cut and paste postings claiming that Barack Obama has been declared the worst  president ever in polls.


fake news dinesh

Where are these images getting the most traction?
Why, the Kindergarten Konservative choir is the obvious object of affection.

The go to words are “cut and paste” which has been the intention of those who created the graphics/images in the first place.

This is a great example of what we all should be doing before we write, accuse, slam, slander – even criticize.

It’s called homework; due diligence; honesty; investigating sources – all the things, for example, our Congress folks on their committees should be researching before they get on television, pop off and make fools of themselves.

Every time I get called on writing something that I have not properly researched I realize I have it coming.

Consider these articles from USA TODAY and New York Magazine that were published two days ago:

Barack Obama is greatest president of our lifetime, 44% of Americans say in Pew survey

Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our Lifetime

For the above question of fake news and who is lying, I started a web search. I found the same results on several sites and will use Snopes’ report.

Was Obama Ranked ‘Worst President Since World War II’ in a New Poll?

“An outdated poll from 2014 was drastically misrepresented by a number of right-wing sites and pundits, none of whom appears to have correctly sourced the claim.”

All I can say is that if you cut and paste blindly, with blind trust, blind faith and blind confidence, you’ll be nothing more than a flying monkey.
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Flying monkeys is a phrase used in popular psychology mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse. They are people who act on behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose – Wikipedia







Author: Arthur Ruger

Married and in a wonderful relationship. Retired Social Worker, Veteran, writer, author, blogger, musician,. Lives in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho

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