Episode #35 – Post-Truth Crisis in the Media & Turkeys are Eating Humans!

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Turkey’s are starving and hungry for human beings! That’s no lie, its the truth!  But how would you know that it is true if there’s no reliable method to mark the distinction between truth and falsity especially considering that many claims from various media outlets are misleading, if not false? “Just show me a real turkey eating a real human!” Fair enough.  In this truth-revealing episode ASP discuss the sudden surge of “fake news” that erupted days after the 2016 presidential election.  Because it appears to be a trending global phenomenon   “fake news” could negatively impact public trust throughout the world, much less the nature of truth.  However, journalism fakery is nothing new. Dating back to the 1950s the U.S. government had set up a iniquitous scheme to control and manipulate the masses through the American Press called Operation Mockingbird.  But don’t fret, this program has been put to rest, I think.  To end the show on a truly high note the three seekers of post-truth play a post-Thanksgiving game called “The Turkey That Wants to Eat Humans”.  How would you rebut an intelligent turkey’s argument for wanting to eat you?  Find out how Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato reason their way out of the Turkey’s gripping jowl.

Download and listen to episode #35!

Credits:

In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Agustin Barrios Mangore’s “Don Perez Freires” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Mozart’s “Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C, K. 521” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

YouTube Video: News to Manipulate the USA (1975)

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