I just downloaded a free facts app the other day, and read rhat "Plato made up the story about Atlantis." This is an example of the kind of lie I was getting at earlier, and in this case the lying source was myth busters.
The truth, which in nonnegotiable, is that we don't know if Plato was sincere or not.
So, mythbusters starts off with a lie and goes from there. This kind of bullshit is so pervasive, and it does skew public perception. It's a very small step from applying the same deceit to character assassination or the negative targetting of groups, and from there to war.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27-May-18 17:21 by Poster Boy.