We can all understand the dilemma mainstream media outlets face. Does the very act of just reporting on Trump’s latest bizarre tweet or action normalize it to some degree? Should Trump simply be ignored at times? The answer is yes to both questions. But the real answer to righteously covering the immoral Trump is to discard the old “both sides” rhetorical format used by journalists and state the truth unequivocally.
The only solution to the existential dilemma threatening us all whether we use social media or not is for governments to require platforms, and that includes search engines, to be legally responsible for the veracity and intention of the information they publish just like newspapers. The 2018 election looms yet here we are still drowning in a sea of lies on social media while Zuckerberg has been given yet another pass by lawmakers who could regulate his company.
Let’s be clear after Senate Republicans unveiled their tax-cut proposal Thursday that this is an attempt to shift massive amounts money to the richest people in country benefiting people like Donald Trump and his family the most.
Donald’s Trump’s delusional tweetstorms keep coming in an endless avalanche of discombobulation and one result among many has been a decentering of basic rationality in our culture.