The way to deal with the media is to flood the zone with shit - Steve Bannon
George Santos (R-NY) has adopted Bannon's advice and lies blatantly to get elected. How do you deal with lies claiming to be Christian/Jew, Gay/Straight ...?
The Republican strategy is based on making it hard for people to get the facts by burying it in a pile of BS. People are busy and struggle with searching for information across different sites. What's needed is a way to collect, organize and share information from different sources - online, YouTube, Twitter... and make it easy to search and share.
Kumu is a free app which is ideal for this purpose. This map, for instance covers fifteen Santos' lies that span his religion, race, sexual orientation, education and work history. The lies are also split into five categories: campaign financing, ethics, values and family and personal.
Software shovels political bullshit
Make it easy for others to understand how they are being deceive by searching for information by clicking on an icon, using the SEARCH button of by searching by CATEGORY.
Share the facts
Kumu maps can be shared with a link like this, or embedded in a website with this code.
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Make it easy to read on a phone
Many people consumer information by phone, so make sure your content is easy to read on a phone. Use QR Codes to make it easy to share the content. We use the free QR Code Generator app to convert the Map URL https://embed.kumu.io/ed87185763bf1c320cf2609a72e750ad into a QR Code.
How Kumu content appears on a phone
“Flood the zone with shit”
“The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit,” Bannon told author Michael Lewis. When you continually find yourself in a room that is on fire, at some point you should figure out who is the arsonist.
That’s because while some right-wing media are institutions in their own right (Fox Corp., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Salem Radio Network, etc.), Bannon’s approach is to essentially burn institutions to the ground, wherever they may be. As author Douglas Rushkoff put it in a recent essay about why he would not go on Bannon’s show, “Inflammation is the name of Bannon’s accelerationist game, after all: Get people on all sides angry, bring about the civil war or mega-conflict, let them burn it all down, and start fresh with something more local, human, and natural.” - Media Matters
TakeAway: Use technology such as the free Kumu app to counter BS and expose the truth. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Especially for bullshit.
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