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Yep. He goes on TV, lies about stuff, and that's really all he needs to do, because he lives in a fact free bubble and the facts are hard to see for most people in their real lives because they are social-scale systemic facts which are nearly invisible even to dedicated researchers.
by Zwackus on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 at 01:19:48 AM EST
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And historically that has worked. But to be fair, all the old crisis politicians slayed on the TV for all practical purposes only existed on the TV. Terrorism is probably the best example, but I'd include the whole category of foreigner-crimes. This has the potential of really affecting everyone and not in an abstract way either. Other outcomes are possible, though I wouldn't bet on it yet.

by generic on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 at 09:51:58 AM EST
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