It’s not only leftists who believe everything they’re told; right-wingers do it too. Apparently it’s a common human trait to automatically believe anything we hear that validates our worldview.
After watching this excellent video from The United Spot, I started reading through the comments and found this one:
I don’t recommend opening the link, as the site seems suspicious. This is why I have removed the hyperlink.
B4U CRASH5 days agoNavy Seals on Joe Biden [COPY AND SHARE] Lest We Forget: When he was the Vice President, he did the most unthinkable thing fora man in his position. He revealed the names and the unit that killed Bin Laden
“On May 3 2011, at a national event in Washington, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did the unthinkable – He publicly revealed the identity of the special-operations unit responsible for bin Laden’s killing, just to show that he “was in the know”.
His reckless action put at risk the lives of every member of Seal Team 6. The Taliban and other jihadists eager to avenge bin Laden now knew which unit to target. Stunned and shocked, Seal Team Six members immediately realized they were going to be hunted by al Qaeda sympathizers.
Soon after Biden’s reckless idiotic speech, an American CH47 Chinook was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade in the Tangi Valley, Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan, all 38 aboard were killed including most of Seal Team Six, this incident became known as Extortion 17.
After Biden had let the identification out, and before the Chinook was shot down, members of Seal Team 6 had called their families and told them to wipe out all connection to them, including social media, and disassociate themselves as far away from them as possible because they too would be in grave danger as the Taliban would attempt to find them in retaliation…. And Biden, well he didn’t even work up a sweat over any of it, and was just too stupid to realize what he had done.
I added a couple links here for those who want proof. It’s easy enough to look up the information yourself. These are just a few of many.
“Someone said….. Well that’s just Joe.!” Really? No, this traitor revealed the names and signed the death warrants of America’s finest warriors and never looked back. Sorry, if you disagree, but he is not worthy of consideration as our President and Commander-in-Chief!!! Wake up. America can’t afford to have this moron as our President! You can copy and share the above letter via a NAVY VET to any and all media platforms (or live under socialism with no food)
Again, don’t open the link in the comment.
My first red flag was the poor English. Coming from a site that appears to be focused on American military operations, I found this odd… but I kept reading, and it became apparent that the article presented no evidence to the stated claim.
Then, at the very end of the not-very-long article, we find an “update” in bold stating that the initial claim turned out to be false, and citing some media sources to that effect.
There were ten responses to that comment, and not one of the authors had bothered to actually read the article in the link, at least not until its conclusion. Not one of them noticed the poor English, or that the site seems suspicious.
Be careful out there folks. Don’t believe claims you hear, or read, just because those claims happen to align with your political beliefs. It’s possible that the authors wrote the source article with the specific goal of entrapping conservatives, to use their gullibility against them.
I want to clarify that I have no idea whether the claim itself is correct. My point is that the so-called “evidence” cited in the comment was bogus, and people fell for it without any skepticism.
Probably not fake news from the right. More likely click bait targeting the right of center by the same folks targeting the left with lefty click bait.
Yes, I did bring up this possibility in the post.