Desperate Right-Wing Gullibility
I can’t figure out if I should laugh or cry at this: thedailybeast.com
The site has made it onto Fox News, and its hoaxes are endlessly repeated, emailed, and discussed by the far-right-wing conspiracy theorists. DESPITE the fact that he makes no bones about the fact that he just makes shit up.
I’m at the point where I regard this entire election, and the level of the political discourse in the U.S. as a shocking indictment of the American educational system. We have turned out at least one, if not two, entire generations of slack-jawed idiots, who are willing to believe anyfuckingthing, as long as it comports with their deep, ugly, hatred & prejudices.
The countless pages of commenters agonizing over his leaks on websites like 4chan and Reddit have started to make more sense to Chacon over the course of the last few weeks.
“I’m sympathetic. I have family that are Trump supporters. This makes people’s lives more exciting. From reading these posts, it seems like people get energized and kind of excited,” said Chacon, who said he was a lifelong Republican until the party “lost him at [Sarah] Palin.”
“They’re researching them all as sort of an augmented reality game, and the goal is to catch the bad guys. Like Hillary Clinton and the Illuminati.”
But Chacon’s goal isn’t just to get the people who fall for it on Facebook to be discerning, although he admits that would be nice. He’s trying to catch websites who play to their userbases’ wildest fears on Facebook and Twitter—and do it for profit.