Remember when a difference of opinion was just that? Part of what made America great and free?
Then, post-Trump, the media and Democrats invented a term, “disinformation” to describe speech it disagreed with and then treated as a threat to “democracy”.
Here’s another one from the Orwellian dictionary.
In practice it’s one of those things you hear at TED talks and in business guides that are useless in actual business. But these days it’s used to suggest that some sort of illegal behavior happened when it’s actually once again describing… speech.
The committee’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) tells Axios: “In recent months, the perception hack is coming from the White House by helping to spread disinformation about the integrity of the election. It’s a narrative foreign adversaries can leverage.”
What the hell does this word salad of buzzwords even mean?
Never mind that Democrats have been loudly casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election for four years and they’ve only gotten started on this one, saying things is covered by the First Amendment. It’s not a “perception hack”. It’s an argument. It may be a bad one, a destructive one, or even a treasonous one, but the constant invention and application of terms that criminalize speech and imply that it’s something other than speech and a fundamental threat must stop.
The people doing are blatantly going to war against the First Amendment. And their agenda should be called out for what it is.