Today in America from journalists, academics, and politicians; all we are hearing is groupthink. Their concerns are how to combat disinformation and extremism. It is weak-minded crap. The New York Times (NYT) recently ran this disconcerting headline, “How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis.”
The attached article is anchored to anxiety over right-wing conspiracy theories and violence. The NYT is not worth the cost but it does get wide circulation owing mostly to its physical location. In the article it says,
Several experts I spoke with recommended that the Biden administration put together a cross-agency taskforce to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.”
This is no longer controversial. It is now disloyal and openly anti-American. It is open advocacy for a “Ministry of Truth.”
Harvard’s Joan Donovan is research director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. She is joining the chorus calling for a “truth commission.” The chorus is made up largely of the political-class.
We don’t need no freaking reality Czar. Here’s a recommendation to journalists, their cousins in government and academia: “Do your own jobs better.”
It would be good if the government was efficient and helpful, but it is not. Journalism needs to be compelling and truthful, but it is not. If the academe was relevant their lectures would have far more resonance and a far larger audience, but it is not.