Fact Don’t Matter Because Narrative

Quoted from the Federalist:

TIME magazine is standing by a cover photo and story critical of Trump’s immigration policies that reporters exposed Friday as factually incorrect, wildly misleading, and lacking important context.


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Please read the article because the principle to which TIME pays obeisance is just this:

Narrative is more important than truth

More to the point, a lie is more politically effective than the truth. Think about that the  next time you read TIME magazine or, for that matter, any article by a Lefty with an ax to grind.

So, here is how Lefty Journalism now works; first, pick a conservative policy. Second, write a fictional account of {children, minorities, poor people, women, etc.} in which members of victim group will suffer under this policy. Publish the account widely asserting that the said minorites are clogging city morgues because they are dying in such huge numbers. When called to account for your lies, assert shamelessly that truth doesn’t matter. What’s important is that this policy is hurtful.

Get it? The point isn’t to persuade readers with truth, but to shock them so deeply that their emotion overcomes critical thinking.

The Left has discovered that asserting fiction to be truth is very effective because most people react emotionally if a story is horrible enough. The Left has no shame so long as the lie serves their political agenda. In this case, the truth behind the TIME cover photo is now irrelevent. The meme has been seen and become part of the public psyche. As Winston Churchill famously noted that “a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”


UPDATE: TIME issued a correction, sort of.


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