Disinformation is the buzzword of the moment.
But, as is usually the case, the claims of disinformation are being leveled at the wrong target.
You have members of the House of Representatives badgering cable companies demanding to know why they are permitting Fox News or OAN to be part of their cable package.
Why are their panties in knot over Fox or OAN?
It’s dangerous, don’t you know.
And Democrat members of Congress don’t brook news outlets that peddle in disinformation!!! It must be banned! And since the First Amendment prohibits Congress from limiting free speech or freedom of the press, they are trying to outsource this censorship to cable providers (the same way they outsourced the destruction of Parler).
But it isn’t “disinformation” that upsets these Democrat lawmakers; it’s the fact that there are news outlets that do not toe the Democrat Party line.
Now, you all know that. You don’t need me explaining what this is about.
But I do think we need to talk about the danger of disinformation. Because disinformation is create real, irrevocable harm to the country.
I want you to look at these two charts from Echelon Insights polling that show the top concerns of Americans – broken down by party (hat tip Kristen Soltis Anderson).
Here are the top concerns for Republicans: more