The paradigm of the whole “interview and destroy” has been something that the fake news media’s used to torch people for years. I’ve talked about it before in article form, where a writer pulls a couple of words out of something to make it look like someone said a quote, but only a word or two is in uttered. Bleeding Cool news used this tactic with me, using my snarky call for Marvel Comics to hire me to write as if that was the content of my piece, when it was actually about how Marvel has bad business practices and is ruining their own brand.
A great example was posted earlier today, where Cernovich and Co. took Crazy Megyn Kelly’s fake news interview about Alex Jones, which like most of those style interviews, took 3-4 hours of footage and deceptively edited a few minutes of it to make him look bad. Turnabout is fair play, and Cernovich re-edited the footage to make it appear as if Kelly was actually praising Jones and his organization. This is exactly what editing does. Every news source you link these days does this whether it’s in article form or video. Watch out for it!
As this type of tactic gets exposed to the average person, something I and others have noted for years about the fake news, we’ll see the power of these organizations diminish. It’s easy to stop watching the nonsense when you learn it’s fake. There are many alternative outlets out there now that post commentary and interviews live, without editing, and therefore presenting a more accurate picture of what’s really going on. This is why I write about topics that compel me in a journalistic sense, and this is what Cernovich does on a daily basis. It’s already starting to reshape the culture as we show how badly the gatekeepers have deceived us for decades with these very same tactics.