Nothing on the Page is Real

There are a lot of stories about fake news. Eli Saslow writing for The Washington Post has one worth your time.

Christopher Blair created a Facebook page during the 2016 presidential campaign. The page was political satire making fun of the far right. Of course, people didn’t get that it was satire, thought it was real and the outrage would begin.

What Blair had first conceived of as an elaborate joke was beginning to reveal something darker. No matter how racist, how bigoted, how offensive, how obviously fake we get, people keep coming back,” Blair once wrote, on his own personal Facebook page. Where is the edge? Is there ever a point where people realize they’re being fed garbage and decide to return to reality?”

They don’t want reality. They want a reality show.

November 19, 2018