“I like not this news, bring me some other news!”Comments
A fact-averse president is an unfortunate but predictable side-effect of a pre-fact society.
President Trump is encouraging his 24 million Twitter followers to ignore accurate polls.
On Monday he tweeted — inaccurately — that “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election.”
Professional polling is scientific, not political, in nature. Polls by TV networks during the election were not “fake news.” In fact, most national polls were not far off the mark. The polls correctly showed Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by a relatively small margin.
But that’s about the past. Trump’s tweet said more about the future. He was taking his long-standing poll denialism to its illogical conclusion, inviting his supporters to dismiss unpleasant data.
Just imagine what’s going to happen when the sentient boil on Baron Harkonnen’s ass really fucks something up.