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Pushing Total Bullshit Misinformation Is Not ‘Healthy Skepticism’ of the Powerful

There’s a bizarre fallacy being pushed by the right-of-center commentariat and MAGA politicians, which is that the mainstream media, government, and other gatekeepers are innately untrustworthy—therefore even the worst purveyors of fact-bereft garbage are “valuable” to the public discourse, because they serve as a necessary check on “the powerful.” The theory has even been used […]