I Doubt It

Dubious

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

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When someone tells me something that seems so ridiculous that I can’t believe it, then their report is of a dubious nature.

We need to be careful, though, because sometimes the most outrageously ridiculous things can turn out to be absolutely true.  Like Russian collusion.  Turns out there was some, all right, but it wasn’t with The Donald.

I saw a post on Facebook this morning that claimed eight survivors of the Las Vegas shooting who had reported it didn’t happen the way it’s being told in the news are all—all eight of them—now dead.  I don’t know if it’s true.  I didn’t read the whole thing, partly because I’m just heartsick over all the death and  evil going on all around us.

Then there was the post about a bigger kid pouring a smaller boy’s drink all over his food in a Burger King, and again I chose not to read it.  Makes me furious.  There is nothing any more evil than bullying of any sort.  Of course, the picture may not have conveyed the whole truth, and one thing I’ve learned over my years on FB is that you really can’t take anything at face value. (I learned after further research that the picture below is part of an ad Burger King is running against bullying)

 

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Every now and then I see a copy of Hillary’s latest book, What Happened, sitting in the book department of my local grocery store. I find that title rather dubious, since Hillary has a long history of molding “facts” to fit her own narrative. Have I read it?  Nope. Don’t have any interest in doing so.

The other day I watched an interview with the NRA guy who stopped the maniac murderer in Texas last week.  The Press is hounding him so hard that he can’t leave his own house.  He said he probably wouldn’t be able to attend the memorial for the victims,  any of whom were his friends, because the Press would be there.  He’s a prisoner in his own home because of the dubious character of the media who would say, I’m sure, that they’re just doing their jobs. That “the people” have a right to know.

Do we?  I’m finding that statement more and more dubious these days.  If my so-called right to know  impinges on the freedom of a good guy who put his own life on the line, then maybe I don’t have that right. Maybe what the media is really doing is just trying to out-scoop each other for the dubious notoriety of being the first to publish the story.

Okay, I’m done. Probably said too much already.  One simple little word sure can set me off sometimes 🙂

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