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Why I Produced a Film About Fake News

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The future belongs to the storytellers,” is a sentence ethical writers search for, as it strikes me as an obvious concept and I don’t and want to accidentally plagiarize. It shouldn’t surprise long-time readers that a trial lawyer gave a speech entitled, “‘The Future Belongs to Those Who Tell the Best Stories.”

The future belongs to the storytellers, and so does the present.

Much has been written about the decline of traditional industrial jobs. Usually these are styled as complaints about how, “America doesn’t build anything anymore,” and while it make be true that a project like the Interstate Freeway System would be impossible today, it’s better to find solutions than focus on problems.

Until AI enslaves all of us, a problem we probably won’t face for another 20 years, you’re going to earn your living performing a service of some sort, and that means you’ll learn how to tell stories or you’ll die.

A friend of mine is a mechanic. How does he get customers? Through story telling. He has a YouTube channel and Yelp page where he tells the story of his business and himself.

Of course that’s not the entire story behind Hoaxed.

Twenty years ago I set out to write a “timeless” book.

Every d-bag in Los Angeles is “writing a book” or “working on a movie.”

I’ve now written a signature book, Gorilla Mindset, and shipped my second film, though the first was a bit forgettable.

What will I do next?

In my own mind I’ve set out to write a great novel.

But what does this navel-gazing have to do with you? More than you think.

Good story tellers know you put the reader first. Great story tellers know there’s a minor exception. As someone who is a sort of living character of a performative nature at times, people want to understand my motivations. (This is why people fail when they try copying my swag. Until people care about you, never use “I.” It’s all about “YOU.”)

Yet there is a lesson in this madness.

Some of you have been around here for 5 or more years.

What have you done?

What have I done?

Been pretty busy, by all objective metrics.

I said two or three years ago that I didn’t want to be someone whose primary business was mindset.

I wanted to prove that the principles of Gorilla Mindset can be applied to any endeavor.

And I’ve proven that.

Which is maybe why I’m less patient with others than I used to be.

Nothing is stopping anyone from living their dreams today.

Not feminism.

Not Islam.

Not Christians.

Not the patriarchy.

There’s never been a better time to be alive.

Make the most of it.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Apologizes for Mistake (Good Man)

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UPDATE:

CNN’s Brian Stelter falsely accused a woman of spreading disinformation tonight, in a Tweet Stelte deleted without apology after it was revealed that Stelter lying.

The lie concerned a fire started by rioters in Washington D.C. Katrina B. Haydon reported that St. John’s church near the White House was on fire.

 

 

 

Stelter attacked the woman, baselessly accusing her of lying.

 

Brian Stelter has yet to apologize to spreading disinformation.

Did Brian Stelter lie to protect violent protesters?

Why did Stelter lie?

Is he trying to provide propaganda for violent protesters and domestic terrorists?

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“Burn It Down,” ESPN Writer Encourages Arson of Low Income Housing

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ESPN sportswriter Chris Palmer Martin Tweeted, “Burn that shit down. Burn it all down.” The burning building was a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. (Minneapolis vandalism targets include 189-unit affordable housing development.)

When rioters neared Martin’s home, he called them “animals.”

 

The media has a history of supporting ANTIFA.

 

 

Hoaxed Movie Uncovers the Media’s Relationship with ANTIFA

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Trump Channels CNN in Joe Scarborough “Cold Case”

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“It’s possible, but I don’t know.” With those words former FBI Director James Comey set a new standard for media coverage of public figures. Even when there is no evidence to substantiate your claim, even when you’re relying on a document that had been discredited within the FBI, even when you’re quoting work product that was the result of Russian disinformation, you give no quarter to your enemies.

I am referencing the infamous pee-pee interview James Comey gave to ABC. Comey’s words were amplified by every media outlet. No context was added (such as the FBI’s knowing the Steele dossier was funded by Democrats and contained hoaxes from Russian pranksters).

And now Trump is applying these same principles to Joe Scarborough.

Media figures cry foul. What moral authority do they have?

Scarborough’s own colleague Rachel Maddow accuses people of being Russian assets. When called to answer those allegations in court, she claims that her assertions, believed to be statements of fact by her millions of viewers, are “quintessential statements of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”

As much as I’m glad to see Joe Scarborough be treated with the same “journalistic ethics” as he treats others, I feel for the Lori Klausutis family, who no doubt do not want these painful memories resurfaced. Scarborough deserves this, but the Klausutis family does not.

But as always the media is treating itself as the real victim here.

The same media figures who recklessly smeared innocent teenagers from Covington High School as racists have much to say about a need for others to measure their words.

The same media figures who obsess over every mean Tweet a conservative posts ignores Scarborough’s on-air recording joking about the tragic death of a staffer.

Feel some empathy for the Klausutis. They are caught in a battle they didn’t start.

Scarborough, however, is getting exactly what he and everyone else on cable news deserves.

 

 

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