How Your Local TV News Went Through A Wrinkle In Time.
There is a mind blowing scene in “A Wrinkle In Time” where everyone comes out of their house at once and does the exact same thing at the same time. The kids play ball, but the balls bounce up and down, for block after block of houses, at the exact same time. They do this because everyone on that world (known as “Camazotz”) is under complete dominion of “IT,” an evil disembodied super brain that controls people.
Turns out we have our own version of “IT” on this planet called Sinclair Broadcasting. This IT has their newscasters bouncing the balls of conservative Trump fake news rhetoric in frightening unison. This happens all in the reassuring guise of your friendly neighborhood local (and supposedly independent) newscast. Just watch the mesmerized broadcasters bounce their “balls” in perfectly orchestrated precision, almost as if controlled by an Earthly version of IT.
It’s funny because the conservatives doing this are the same ones claiming there is a unified, but never quite identified, “Deep State” (or whatever) pulling everyones’ strings.
There is one part of their creepy Camazotzish coordinated, meticulously controlled and orchestrated speech that is correct.
“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”
Say that together with a friend. Get more friends together and say it more.