FIGHT FAUX NEWS

Daily Post Prompt: The New York Times is going to feature your latest post on its home page— it’ll be the first thing tens of thousands of new readers see. Write it.

Emotional Fitness Poster, thinking about the media and faux news

Thank you Daily Prompt for letting me rant a bit on my favorite topic – faulty thinking. Particularly faulty thinking in the media, but also in our personal efforts to persuade.

A few more quotes:

“We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.”                                Dave Barry

“Journalism is not a precise science, it’s a crude art.”                     Dan Rather

“Advertising is legalized lying.”                                                                           H. G. Wells
“However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure.”                                                                                    Anonymous    
“The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.”                                                                                 Marshall Mcluhan
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Become skeptical about all you see, read, and hear; but contrary to what Jefferson said, read, listen, and look; but not just to those espousing your point of view. The first trick is to shift the grit and find the gold in all points of view: the second trick is to seek The Mission. Don’t know The Mission? Be kind to all your meet; make your corner of the world a better place for all to dwell. 

stay strong

Go here to practice one of my Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises. Once learned these are as easy as breathing and each keeps you focused on the mission.  

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