Growing up, I never could understand why Vietnam Vets were all insane, while the vets of my father’s generation — WWII and the Korean War — were not. My parents, good people who subscribed to Time, Newsweek, and the San Francisco Chronicle — explained to me that it was undoubtedly because all the Vietnam Vets came back as drug addicts, never mind that the real drug problem was playing out on America’s streets.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned that the whole “crazy” Vietnam Vet thing was a lie, with vets having pretty much the same statistical likelihood of “blowing” as any other American citizen. Some lies, clearly, are too good for a hostile media to resist and . . . there they go, they recycle them, again and again and again and again and….
Andrew Breitbart was right: the media is the enemy. It uses disinformation to control the American people.