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Lois Collins: Spreading rumors, sharing fake news could have deadly consequences

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  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    April 19, 2017 4:50 p.m.

    When you elect a president with a penchant for dishonesty, and a little less than half the population, not only believe him, but defend him, even when presented with him saying it, than why bother with the truth.

    Using facts does nothing to convince those who feed at fox and briebart.

    patriot -claims: "I have said this before but the vile and evil nature of our American society today compared to when grew up in the 1970's is stark. "

    Really that close to the 60's and all the revolution, the Vietnam war and treating returning soldiers like garbage, ally way abortion's, racial division.

    Nope, couldn't disagree more, the bigger problem is politicians and corporations combining to divide Americans, and many are willing to accept the "other" narrative far to easily.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    April 19, 2017 4:19 p.m.

    Trump is doing great things, but no law or politician is going to fix America at this point.

    Our sick society is a result of failing morality. People are abandoning God and, therefore right and wrong. Lies and misinformation are pretty much everywhere, there is almost nobody you can trust anymore. They tell us the most important issues are who gets to use the bathroom. It's all propaganda.

    Our government is full of corruption, built on top of corruption. Yesterday a CNN host just called for ISIS to blow up a Trump building where innocent people work. Berkley looks like a warzone when someone gives a speech while the police stand around and watch.

    It feels like it's all falling apart in slow motion. I pray for a major disaster to strike the country to humble the people to turn back to good principles.

  • banliberals SLC, UT
    April 19, 2017 1:28 p.m.

    Now you know how conservatives felt? When Obama, Hilary, Susan Rice ran around calling Benghazi caused by a video from a poor filmmaker in Hollywood, when it was not!

    The AP is less than credulous as well as they reported yesterday a Muslim shouting "God is great" , when in fact he was yelling ALLUHA AKBAR as he gunned down three white people!
    It was inconvenient for the left AP to report the truth even though ALLUAH AKBAR means God is Great...but that is not what he yelled!
    The left supports immigration of any future Democrat even if they rape or murder, just so long as they vote Democrat!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 19, 2017 12:49 p.m.

    It's time to let the truth prevail at all costs!
    Agreed.
    The fraudulent voters, the wiretapping, the electoral college victory, the crowd size, the replacement of the ACA, who's going to pay for the wall, golf, Sweden, the murder rate, Muslim ban, don't care about his tax returns, Hillary will let in 620,000 immigrants,...
    sorry, I've got to get to something else. I can continue later.
    It's time to let let the truth prevail at all costs, indeed.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    April 19, 2017 11:51 a.m.

    I have said this before but the vile and evil nature of our American society today compared to when grew up in the 1970's is stark. Today there is no respect for basic human life as we see with abortion and then all the murders. The rate of both abortion murder and gang murder etc are sky rocketing today. Also the values of America overall are in the sewer. Gone are the simple human values of modesty and respect. Any video type media will show how value-less America has become. It is sickening and quite scary for our grandkids and their future. I will say however that all of this rot and decline in American society was predictable. Father-less-homes, attack against traditional families, attack against Chirstianity and the list goes on. You can't change downward like this without consequences. We are living the terrible consequences every day. This Facebook killing is simply without basic humanity. Something has got to give at some point. Either states are going to take matters into their own hands and create morality laws or the US will disintigrate.

  • Rubydo Provo, UT
    April 19, 2017 11:10 a.m.

    The fact is that white people were killed and are often targeted because of the narrative pushed by academia and the press of white privilege and here we get lectured by the author about false information and fake news. Not only do Islamic terrorists use their religion to justify the murder of others but for honor killings as well at the same time being barraged by the press about the virtues and glories of islam and the all too frequent Muslim immigration sob stories.
    The members of the media have been bending over backwards putting out false rumors of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, fake dossiers, and all sorts of misinformation in order to control what the public thinks, but not everyone is falling for it.
    It's time to let the truth prevail at all costs!