„In the wacky new world of fake news, conspiracy theories, es — and social media’s unthinking participation in spreading all of that — facts and truth get lost in the noise. A responsible media needs to be especially careful not to unwittingly spread lies by amplifying them. Some early coverage of Trump’s recent unwarranted, evidence-free blasts about the illegality of some of the popular vote fell into that trap. It’s depressing but a fact of life that a lot of people don’t know the difference between fake news and conspiracy bilge and verified fact. Nor do they seem to care.“
— Margaret Sullivan (journalist) American journalist
„I want to offer a little ode to the importance of studying history. We’ve seen the assertion of “alternative facts” – meaning, essentially, a denial of actual facts. We’ve see the proliferation of “fake news,” along with the suggestion that it’s impossible to differentiate between “real” and “fake” news. Studying history responsibly does some handy things. It compels you to confront and consider ugly realities as part of a bigger picture. Studying history compels you to investigate, evaluate, compare, and analyze evidence to help you piece together ACTUAL facts. And in teaching people to evaluate evidence in search of facts, it trains them to logically analyze and interpret news for themselves. [F]or those insisting that the humanities has no value, we are getting daily examples of how the study of history offers practical tools for understanding not only the past, but the present.“
— Joanne B. Freeman 1962
Twitter (6 Mar 2017) https://twitter.com/jbf1755/status/838897292132421632
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
Speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois (2 July 1932)
„Apparently there’s yet a new standard now to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. I think that’s something the American people simply will not tolerate.“
— Mitch McConnell US Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader 1942
„It should be news to no one that American refugee policies favor the Bantu peoples of Africa over its Boers.“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
"Obama Ignores Possible Genocide In South Africa," https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2018/08/10/obama-ignores-possible-genocide-in-south-africa-n2508687 Townhall.com, August 10, 2018.
„Can't take sides? — — —! These were American journalists, and they can't take sides? That attitude illustrates the haughty arrogance of people in the news business.“
— Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951
„New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.“
— Djuna Barnes American Modernist writer, poet and artist 1892 - 1982
Greenwich Village as It Is, in Pearson’s Magazine (October 1916)
„People who don't know anything tend to make up fake rules, the real rules being considerably more difficult to learn.“
— Aaron Sorkin American screenwriter, producer, playwright 1961
The West Wing Script Book: Volume 1, Introduction.
„What did the people mean when they voted for Tammany? What is representative government, anyhow? Is it all a fake that this is a government of the people, by the people and for the people? If it isn't a fake, then why isn't the people's voice obeyed and Tammany men put in all the offices?“
— George Washington Plunkitt New York State Senator 1842 - 1924
„I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny that. Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue — but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services. If something is spreading and is rated false by, it would lose the vast majority of its distribution in News Feed. And of course if a post crossed line into advocating for violence or hate against a particular group, it would be removed. These issues are very challenging but I believe that often the best way to fight offensive bad speech is with good speech.“
— Mark Zuckerberg American internet entrepreneur 1984
As quoted in Mark Zuckerberg clarifies: ‘I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.’ https://www.recode.net/2018/7/18/17588116/mark-zuckerberg-clarifies-holocaust-denial-offensive (July 18, 2018) by .
„The media is — really, the word, I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is "fake". I guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I’ve never noticed it.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Donald Trump defends paper towels in Puerto Rico, says Stephen Paddock was ‘probably smart’ in bizarre TV interview: Analysis https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/10/08/donald-trump-defends-paper-towels-in-puerto-rico-says-stephen-paddock-was-probably-smart-in-bizarre-tv-interview-analysis.html, at TheStar.com; published October 8, 2017
„Slowly at first, and now in growing numbers, from kitchen tables to nonprofit organizations to corporate boards, Americans are turning away from the politics of bickering and division and working on a new politics – a politics of creative problem solving. It would have us take the best from the political left and right, and come up with something new that serves us all. It would have us come up with solutions to public issues that are thoughtful enough, clever enough, and inclusive enough, to bring people and factions together.“
— Mark Satin American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher 1946
Chapter 1, "A Creative and Practical Politics," p. 3.