Samantha Bee Interviews A Fake News ‘Provider’
Every wonder where your crazy aunt Jeannette got the idea that Barack Obama imposed Sharia Law in Michigan -- or, more importantly, why the current President-elect believes that three million non-U.S. citizens voted for Hillary Clinton in California? It's because of people like Jestin Coler, who've made a living off the circulation of completely false stories. Ya know, the kind that prey on the angry, naive masses, thirsty for something concrete to justify their anger. What a great idea!
Coler is a heavily invested troll who makes up crazy shit to scare the shit out of people who were already kinda crazy -- and "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" correspondent Michael Rubens sat down with him to see how and why he does it. As it turns out, the reasoning he puts forward is the opposite of what you would've expected from someone who profits of the
"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," he said. "Publish blatantly false or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction."
Hmmm, stop me if I sound nuts here, but those kinds of tigers aren't easy to get back into their cages, especially when you're busy releasing more tigers.
Point is, this is an interview that everyone -- specifically the aunt Jeanettes of the world -- needs to see. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell whether they'll trust it enough to start looking at news sources more critically, seeing as professional liars like Coler have distorted reality to the point that facts have become subjective.
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