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December 15, 2015

Website Sneers Down a North Carolina Town For Rejecting Solar Energy Out of "Fears" The Solar Panels Would Suck All the Energy Out of the Sun

So, the first question one has to ask about any media story: Are they just lying?

Well, it may bear on this question that the site's source for this story is a story by.... drum roll... The Huffington Post.

Andy McCarthy looks into it and discovers it's yet another Big Media Lie. The town refused to re-zone the area to allow solar farm over questions about how it might impact their home values. One single dummy at the open hearing expressed this dumb "suck the energy out of the sun" idea.

That became, through progressive propaganda magic, the concern of the whole area. In a way that that Congressman's fear that Cuba might "tip over" if too many people got aboard it did not become the fears of the whole Democrat party.

McCarthy concludes, as he's concluded a lot lately:

It is not news any more. It is just narrative, written for the entertainment of like-minded narrators. Thatís why increasing numbers of turned off Americans no longer turn it on.

I don't think that word "narrative" is strong enough. It's a codeword that only some people understand.

What this is is a tribal truth, a cult dogma. It's not a real truth -- it's a "truth" that is insisted on being true by the cult believers, because the cult believers need to demonize the non-believers and elevate themselves into the circle of the anointed.

Very little of what we talk about in "news" is actual "news" anymore. The newspapers are just the newsletters of a large and very intellectually insecure cult.

Correction: This wasn't the Washington Post. Sorry, I misread -- McCarthy said it was the Washington Examiner, but it wasn't that; it was the "DC Examiner," which is basically an open forum for imbeciles.

Sorry for the mistake.

That said, my mistake is only one of timing: I bet you any number of dollars that the media will be picking up on this lie soon enough.



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