Tom Hanks plays pretend. A job for which he’s well suited. He’s brought a wide variety of characters to life. Everything from a plastic cowboy to a lost guy who chats with blood-stained volleyballs. You’ve never seen “Wilson” the same way. But, methinks some of his characters’ traits may have rubbed off on him. Namely, the dumbassery of one Forrest Gump.
“It’s relatively obvious, I think, as what is trying to go forward. When you tear down these institutions to a level and say you can’t believe anything that is in any of them, that raises the stock of those agenda-filled other institutions and what not so that if you can’t believe them, well that means you get to believe some of the other stuff that is in these and so what is happening is that dilution, the dilution of the great … they’re throwing dirt and oil into a bucket of water. So it all becomes undrinkable after a while,”
Fake news is no conspiracy. It’s an epidemic. Media talking heads push more whoppers than Burger King. Just in time for a slut pride walk. The major media outlets can’t go a week without retracting a misleading anti-conservative hit piece or showing Pinocchio-nosed employees the door. Trump can’t even feed fish without it being deceptively spun.
Let’s also not forget who was the first person to speak out about fake news. I’ll give you a hint. His Dumbo ears pick up HBO. He prefers weights better suited for pilates. Pilates for vertically challenged, malnourished midgets. Yes, Barry-O preached the gospel of fake news long before conservatives culturally appropriated it.
The only way fake news is a conspiracy is if you’re gullible enough to believe the lies the media is pushing. So, if stupid really is as stupid does, then the Oscar goes to Mr. Hanks.