You ever browse around for news and see something so utterly stupid and unbelievable you think it just has to be satire, or a hoax, just to find out that it isn't? Things that just make you shake your head in befuddlement before thinking "really, is this what it has come to?"
Well, this morning was one of those days for me, but it isn't just one headline, one media outlet that that made me wonder what in the world were these people thinking, but a variety of different articles, about a wide range of topics, all of them so petty, unimportant, uninteresting, yet they give us a rounded picture that shows us there is a world of stupid out there and it is getting worse.
A WORLD OF STUPID
I am not assigning these examples any importance in order, just going through them as I came across them.
President Trump sent out a series of tweets on December 3, 2018, regarding his forer lawyer Michael Cohen, stating "“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get....." He then continued "....his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence."
Now, with the President's fondness for tweeting, one would think his tweet, and his misspelling of "scot-free" would not be a "stop the presses" moment (although we should have expected it after the wall-to-wall coverage over the 'covfefe' tweet), unless you are the Washington Post that is. Wapo noticed that people then wanted to know "Who is Scott Free?" Yes, really. According to Merriam Webster, lookups for the term "scot-free" (showing that most knew exactly what he meant) increased by 3,100 percent on December 3.
President Trump's "Scott Free" gaffe has mostly likely already generated more interest from Wapo than back in 2008 when Obama said "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."
Since we are talking gaffes, I also see that ex-VP Joe Biden now claims he is "the most qualified person" to be President, despite the fact that he is "a gaffe machine."
He definitely got one out of two correct and it isn't the "most qualified," portion of his statement.
Believe it or not, Biden's assertion that he is the "most qualified," isn't even the example of "stupid," in this instance, although dependent on political affiliation and ideology, some might think it is a good example. The "stupid" here comes from the Justice Editor of the liberal website ThinkProgress, Ian Milhiser, who responded to Biden's claim by saying "For the record, Barack Obama is the most qualified person in the country to be president. But we won't let him because of a stupid constitutional amendment that shouldn't exist."
I'll let readers decide what is more egregious there, the claim that Obama is the "most qualified," for anything other than being the most qualified to destroy the nation, or the liberal mindset that President's should be allowed more than two terms (If they are Democrats!). They do realize we left England and decided against having a king right?
Moving along.... we let the next headline speak for itself in terms of utter and complete stupidity. Via Politico "Trump handles Bush's death with abnormal normality."
So when President Trump says something or does something the MSM decrees is beyond the pale they criticize him, yet if he treats a solemn even as a solemn event, he is showing "abnormal normality."
And they wonder why President Trump accuses the media of being incapable of reporting about him rationally.
Another example that simply has me shaking my head comes from The Independent, where it appears that the writer thinks old idioms like "bringing home the bacon," or "putting all your eggs in one basket," should become obsolete, because.... get this.... it may offend vegans.
I am not sure what I find sillier, the fact that The Independent thought this was in any way "lifestyle" news, or the fact that they quote someone that thinks the idioms themselves should be changed in the following manner:
Adding to Hamzah’s list of cruelty-free alternatives, PETA suggests “bringing home the bagels” as opposed to the bacon and instead of “putting all your eggs in one basket”, why not try “putting all of your berries in a bowl”?
I don't even know what to say to that, so we will leave it to readers to leave their thoughts in the comment section.
In other "news" that should be labeled utter insanity, we see a liberal writer over at Slate is offended because people felt bad for the late president Bush's service dog, Sully. CNN's boss Jeff Zucker actually claimed "our job at CNN is to tell the truth," and he said it with a straight face, despite all the "fake news" CNN has published over the past three years. An ugly new front in the gender wars as they are now using puberty blockers for children as young as six years old. Liberals eat their own as INTO magazine, which describes itself as covering "queer news and culture," had to remove an authors name from an article because other liberals started sending death threats, because they wrote that "Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" video is surprisingly anti-queer."
I am so out of the loop, I don't even know who Ariana Grande is. Obviously her fans are easily triggered though.
Last but not least, we see that a "white forum," which was discussing America's supposed systemic racism, has denounced the Christian cartoon "VeggieTales" as racist, because the vegetable villains sound ethnic, while the good veggies sound white.
The point here is that on some days, we see an item and take a step back and can connect it with other events that are happening, but sometimes while browsing there is so much stupid being reported, everywhere you look it slaps you in the face. While major events should be addressed, so too should the deliberate dumbing down of the online audience.
Proof of how our educational systems and the MSM are deliberately dumbing down the populace, comes from the newly elected Congress-child- elect from NY, Ocasio-Cortez, a woman that received a degree in economics, yet cannot even perform basic math.
ANP NEEDS YOUR HELP. With digital media revenue spiraling downward, especially hitting those in Independent Media, it has become apparent that traditional advertising simply isn't going to fully cover the costs and expenses for many smaller independent websites.
Any extra readers may be able to spare for donations is greatly appreciated.
One time donations or monthly, via Paypal or Credit Card: