Some people might remember Green Day’s hit song “American Idiot,” which basically exposes in an unflattering manner the fact that too many people believe what is reported in the news. The song is supposedly intended to encourage the public not to accept as undisputed truth everything the news is passing on to them; but instead to think and analyze everything they hear, utilizing the filter of common sense at least, if not having actual first-hand knowledge and education.

Unfortunately, the misinformation or the blatant lies are sometimes not that easily recognizable, and consequently can achieve undisputed acceptance. Yet they can often be rather obvious, and anybody, even if lacking knowledge in the specific field, could easily spot it if only he or she took the time to analyze the facts. More often than not, though, people choose not to take the time to think and doubt what is being asserted…

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By rsimmons133

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