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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: “FAKE ARGUMENTS ABOUT FAKE NEWS” – WHAT GOVERNMENT AND THE CORPORATIONS THAT SERVE IT ARE REALLY DOING IN THE CONTROVERSY OVER WHAT IS TRUE – A FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTIC OF TRUTH THAT GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS DISLIKE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

EXPANSION OF A COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DR BINOY KAMPMARK IN SOUTH FRONT

 

“FAKE ARGUMENTS ON FAKE NEWS”

 

“The battle over what is the fake and authentic in news easily dovetails into regulations of control and limitations on expression”

 

Yes, indeed. Some of the battle is more like a deliberate covert operation intended to do just that, to lead to control of speech.

We have so many fraudulent claims about what is true and what is not true. As though any authority, government or non-government, even understood the truth in many cases.

Some of these claims are laughably ridiculous, as from a company like Facebook piously talking about “truth” after years of abusing users, being dishonest with them, and just plain cheating in various practices such as the ranking of news stories and the purchase of “likes” from overseas computer operations to affect advertising rates.

The claims about truth come out of the fact that America and its close allies have an immense amount of dark work going on in various places, dark work to shore up empire.

And governments always lie about dark work. Always.

Truth about events comes out of the free flow of ideas, just as in science. It is a dynamic and fluid thing, not fixed and immutable. Not able to be set like the hands of a clock.

But governments, like that of the United States and the corporations that loyally serve it, have little tolerance for the concept. They see truth as what they say it is, because they want reality to be what they say it should be.

Although their efforts are never quite so crude and blunt as what we came to expect from openly totalitarian societies, and they always pay lip service to principles around human and democratic rights, the innate conflict in trying to tell people what is true itself screams a kind of truth, a not very pleasant one.

It’s a new form of tyranny, and it derives completely from the desire to control others without appearing to do so.

 

FOOTNOTE: A RELATED RESPONSE TO A DIFFERENT ARTICLE, ONE ON THE RUSSIA, TURKEY AND IRAN SUMMIT IN ANKARA CONCERNING SYRIA

 

But what a huge job it is trying to allow truth to prevail where great forces simply do not want it.

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ALTERNATIVE NEWS SOURCES ARE SUBJECT TO ERRORS AND BIAS JUST AS MAINLINE NEWS SOURCES ARE – THE NEED FOR SCEPTICISM TOWARDS ALL PRESS AND MEDIA – YOU MUST EVALUATE FOR YOURSELF – NO LISTS OF GOOD SOURCES AND NO CORPORATE “SEALS OF APPROVAL” CAN BE TAKEN AT FACE VALUE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ERIC ZUESSE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“Boycott the Empire’s Lying Press: Here’s a Handy List of Reliable Alternative Media”

 

Oh, this is silly.

First, in any complex matter that you really want to understand, you don’t ignore or “boycott” those about whom you are concerned or doubtful.

You try understanding just what it is they are doing and why they are doing it, and what it is they are trying to do changes regularly with circumstances.

You know, you can even learn something from the bias and dishonesty of others.

Second, while I follow a good deal of the alternative and foreign press and regard them as very important to my understanding of events, they have no exclusive on accuracy or honesty or lack of bias.

Enlightened scepticism is our best approach in all matters concerning news sources.

Third, anyone claiming to point out the true and dependable sources should be treated with scepticism. It’s no different in principle to corporate truth-determining, fact-checking gimmicks we now see regularly put “out there.”

If you want truth, you must work for it. Like all precious commodities, no one is giving truth away free to you. Good information in anything is costly, never free. You must evaluate.

There are sources to be trusted more than others, but it takes effort to learn who they are, but even then, they will be subject to making mistakes and, definitely subject to displaying some bias.

Bias for each news source is a little like a code you must understand to decipher the underlying message.

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