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[–]dcjogger 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

No one likes racists, but what if the Nazis are right? If purple people were destroying the US with wars, debt, tyranny, media propaganda, Hollywood immorality, and Wall Street fraud, wouldn't you want to know?

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

No one likes racists, but

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Every wonder why Holocaust deniers are so aggressively attacked?

Generally, fringe groups are ignored when they lie.

I wonder what's different about Holocaust deniers? Many of them are well educated.

Before you make assumptions, consider how can you be certain of the truth...

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not a Holocaust deniers. I acknowledge that many people were murdered.

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Generally, fringe groups are ignored when they lie.

LOL, that's absurd. The Birthers, the Sandy Hook deniers, the MH370 conspiracy theorists, you think they're all validated by virtue of not having been ignored. They were not ignored because they're sensational and offensive, not because they're correct.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did you happen to look into some of these stories for yourself?

I'm not suggesting that anyone's validated by virtue of not being ignored.

What I am arguing is that every media outlet has finite resources to invest in programming, investigations, news, entertainment, etc.

Censorship by omission is the cheapest and easiest method of information supression to keep the public ignorant. This applies to wars, govt corruption, corporate corruption, legal corruption, etc. Ignore it. Don't report it.

Ensure that the public remains ignorant of it, so it goes away, etc.

Any media outlet that decides to invest in disproving a story/idea/theory is investing time and resources in a counternarrative, which could be invested/spent elsewhere.
So, this type of counternarrative has a cost associated with it. It doesn't happen for free.

There had to be a reason/motivation for investing media resources in a counternarrative, which includes some anticipated return on that investment (typically an apathetic public).

This applies generally.

Have you ever wondered why events that you are certain the public would be interested in are universally ignored by the media? This explanation sums it up.

These debunked stories often deserve special attention.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

That crazy collage.

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

there are suppoed to be three comments in here, but i can only see yours.. how much are you seeing, tom?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I see 4, total.

Mine.
Yours.
The two below:. Both of theirs are older.

[–]dcjogger[F] 1 insightful - 0 fun - 1 day ago No one likes racists, but what if the Nazis are right? If purple people were destroying the US with wars, debt, tyranny, media propaganda, Hollywood immorality, and Wall Street fraud, wouldn't you want to know?.

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 0 fun - 10 hours ago No one likes racists, but

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

thanks man, maybe i am blocking them, gonna check

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

De nada, bro! ;-)