WELCOME TO SIDE 4. Follow in your book and repeat after me as we learn three new terms in Turkish: ‘buzzword,’ ‘voter fraud,’ and ‘viral news story.’ Excellent! Now, before we go any further in the book, I have here a bit of background on two topics: voter-fraud and popular American political buzz-words.
Then we will stroll through a day in the life of a viral ‘news story’ (the quote marks should tell you that they’re not really stories with factual news) as it wends its way through the rightwingnut blogosphere and finds its way into the welcoming embrace of FoxNews and maybe even to the bosom of corporate/mainstream media. READ MORE