The nonsense ecosystem

The nonsense ecosystem

by digby

That phrase was coined by Daniel Dale who does fact checking for CNN.  If you wonder how Trump's followers can possibly be so deluded, here's an example of how they are manipulated:
This tweet is not at all true. Clyburn didn’t call for Trump to be hanged; he called for a fair trial, and said McConnell’s pre-trial comments are like someone saying pre-trial that they’ll “give him a fair trial and hang him,” except from the reverse perspective.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

.@johnberman: “Are you suggesting it's possible you will never transmit the articles of impeachment [to the Senate]?”

Rep. Clyburn: “If it were me, yes, that's what I'm saying.”
— New Day (@NewDay) December 19, 2019

More from the nonsense ecosystem:
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

This is right up there with their rendering of garments over uttering Barron's sacred name in a congressional hearing.

I reprised an old article about this phenomenon just the other day called "The Art of the Hussy Fit."
They've been doing that a long, long time. Someday Democrats will figure out that they're being played.

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Again, thank you so much for reading and supporting my work all these years. It means the world to me. --- digby