Sunday, 13 November 2016

Baudrillard Today

This is very funny, but if they really did this it would turn nasty very quick.

The French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) said that it would be impossible to fake a bank robbery, because the event would appear on television and be treated by the media as real.

Likewise, if Obama did leave a fake birth certificate behind as a joke, the media would treat it as real. No matter how unconvincing it looked, some 'expert' would appear on Fox News and argue for its authenticity. It would be repeatedly tweeted and re-tweeted on Twitter. Politicians on the right would never accept it as a joke.

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