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The Emmett Till Effect – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 9, 2018

http://takimag.com/article/the_emmett_till_effect_steve_sailer/print#axzz5NbrVpcV8

by Steve Sailer

I’ve figured out a way to quantify how Establishment news organizations manipulate the contents of our minds: just track the use of tendentious phrases over the years.

Since 2016, there has been much talk of “fake news.” For example, The New York Times used the phrase “fake news” 901 times in 2017. Both sides of the political spectrum believe the other is outright making up events that never happened to promote their worldview.

That does happen…to some extent. For example, many of the most publicized hate crimes blamed on white men in recent decades have been either outright hoaxes or badly misreported.

A subtle but likely more important issue, however, is the question of which true news gets emphasized. Read the rest of this entry »

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