Listen: Donald Trump, India, Ilhan Omar discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"It's an age of your seat. Thrill ride that will change overseas forever. The movies Sundays Nine P._M.. On C._N._N.. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses visits any today at Xeni Dot dot com slash C._N._N.. Hey I'm Brian stelter. This is a special edition of reliable sources all about information warfare. I'm going to show you what I mean. An example Radio Tucker Carlson attacking Ilhan Omar and Omar hitting backed calling him a racist. What is Rupert Murdoch think about all of this plus? We're going to show you a triumph of journalism the Miami Herald Reporting About Jeffrey Epstein and that plea deal negotiated by Alex Acosta. It's the latest example of investigative journalism linked to hasty exit from trump world. We'll get into that and later a story about working together to cover the climate crisis one of the biggest stories in the world the lock coming up for I I. We've got her recommend. Something really troubling that's going on in the media world and here it is the information wars are raging and real reliable. Information is getting lost in a blizzard of B._S.. Bs that's designed deceive. You and most of the information is not coming from Russian trolls meddlers or other foreign governments. Yeah that's a problem but most of this stuff is coming from right in our own backyards in America it is fellow Americans peddling smears and racism in China. It's the Chinese government spewing propaganda and in India well. Here's a quote from facebook's former security chief saying and India disinformation is being driven by India's political parties all around the world. This is a growing problem hundreds of years ago newspaper owners pamphleteer. We're able to spread lies. The difference now is the speed and the reach and the allure of the Internet information is being weaponized. Attention is being hijacked and all of us are really just starting starting to adapt. It was a lot easier in these days than it is today. The world is very murky but there isn't dividing line and I want us to keep in mind in this entire program. Today I think it's between the people who are trying to be constructive and careful carrying about truth accountable to an editor on a boss or someone versus people who are unaccountable destructive carrying only about winning the information war constructive versus destructive. That is the dividing line that brings me of course the president isn't trump trump creates such a flurry of misinformation that the truth melts away like an ice cube on a summer day. I could show you one hundred examples but here's just one from this week out of nowhere. Trump re tweeted a really loyal trump superfan who posted this the day after the Charlottesville riot she wrote here. These protests are not spontaneous. Their pre manufactured by Oh F._A.. She means Obama and then she linked to a Lou Dobbs segment from Fox business. This this is lunacy.."