“Here’s a helpful guide; If it’s bizarre or funny and you’ve never heard of the news site it’s been shared from, then it’s probably a fucking gag you thick cunt.”
I’m sick to the back teeth of hearing about fake news, alt-facts and post truths. You know what an alternative fact is? Not a fucking fact.
In the good old days, about three weeks ago, a post truth was called a fucking lie. It’s worrying that this alt-language has grabbed such a hold, and is ironically being perpetuated by a mainstream media who are the biggest fucking perpetrators of fake news. Yet they have the audacity to give you fucking ‘helpful guides’ on how to spot it.
Here’s a helpful guide; If it’s bizarre or funny and you’ve never heard of the news site it’s been shared from, then it’s probably a fucking gag you thick fucking cunt.
If you read it in a news paper or saw it on the TV then it’s state propaganda from fucking Kim Jong May.
The powers that be are scared that you might put down your copy of the Daily Mail for a second and get distracted by something online that might affect how you vote. You know, like a fucking meme about homelessness doubling since the tories came to power.
They’re petrified that your tiny little minds might pull that statistic up when you’re at the booth. Floating to the top of an ocean of fucking strong and stables.
Some of my favourite sites are being branded as fake news and people are being warned to be ‘cautious’ of them. Absolute bollocks!
What is now branded as fake news used to be called satire back when we had brains and didn’t steal all of our terminology from a fucking orange wizen faced perma tanned cunt.
Pages like The Rochdale Herald, NewsThump, The Onion and SNN unashamedly present their articles as real news when shared over a social media platform, but dig a little deeper and go to their home pages, and most will tell you they are in fact satirical, you know, incase you’re slower than fucking Diane Abbot adding 5 and 7.
Satire provides a valuable public service and us Brits are masters of the art. Good satire should question authority, hold a mirror up to society, challenge your opinions and even make you piss your pants laughing. Spitting Image wasn’t branded as fake, neither was The Day To Day, Brass Eye, Rory Bremner or The Thick of It.
So, embrace ‘the fake news’, share it, laugh at it and discuss it. Earth isn’t a nice place at the moment as we all hurtle back to the 1930’s.
Your government wants to spy on you, it wants to divide you by making you despise each other and it wants you to be submissive and not to question it.
Challenge the ignorant. Rip the Daily Mail from their hate filled fists and explain why it’s bollocks. Tell them the X-Factor is fucking shite and there’s a tonne of real music by talented people out there. Tell them it’s not ok to not care about politics or the news and that all the benefits programmes on Channel 5 are not an accurate reflection of fucking society.
Stay awake, wake others and fight the good fight.