Journalists, then, deceive others by conforming to the needs of power while deceiving themselves that they are responding solely on the basis of independent, rational thought. In his book Vital Lies, Simple Truths, psychologist Daniel Goleman examined the mechanics of self-deception. According to Goleman, we build our version of reality around key frameworks of understanding, or ‘schemas’, which we then protect from conflicting facts and ideas. The more important a schema is for our sense of identity and security, the less likely we are to accept evidence contradicting
==NEWSPEAK in the 21st Century (David Edwards and David Cromwell)
A tad mind-numbing. Stupid, ignorant or brilliant? AOC clearly believes that the first fraud, the dramatic lie will be the one image that will carry the day and that the propraganda Mockingbird press will cover this story and not the subsequant revelation of the complete falsity of the staged emotional imagary. The progressive fascist left knows full well that the faked image will remain, not only because of the complicity and duplicity of their partners in crime that is our “free press” in America today, but because the attention span of a dumbed down, brainwashed and lobotomized public is so shortened by technological induced impatience and the overflow of lies that they are psychologically unable, and more importantly, unwilling to give even one second of thought to any truth that attacks their first implanted perception, the ones that support their intractably indoctrinated perceptions.
—The Burning Platform
Newly uncovered photos from the border protest attended by a tearful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez show that she was crying over an empty parking lot.
Many have accused the Congresswoman and her supporters of staging a photo-op after the images, taken during a 2018 event outside a migrant “tent city” in Tornillo, Texas, went viral earlier this week.
The photos show an emotional AOC holding her face and appearing to cry. Her attention appears to be directed towards whatever is on the other side of the fence.