A new pirate radio station that claims to fight against fascism and Nazi propaganda has sparked a lot of outrage from conservatives and President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The backlash took off after a pre-recorded promo for “Resistance Radio,” quickly started doing rounds on the internet. In the video, a bunch of people can be heard talking about how bad life is under a Nazi regime.
A lot of people, mostly Trump supporters, thought it was yet another attempt by “failing” “liberal” “fake news” media to attack Trump.
Little did they know that the radio station they thought was real was, in fact, fake.
#ResistanceRadio I love all this resistance. Keep it coming. Trump is gonna cruise to a second term.— Ryan (@RyP1984) March 10, 2017
Libs, what are you resisting against??? Stock market explosion, jobs created, companies investing in America?? #ResistanceRadio is pathetic— Randy Savage (@RandySavage1985) March 10, 2017
Getting tired of "the resistance". What are they resisting? They would rather USA fail then admit Trump does anything good. #ResistanceRadio— ???? Mary Anne ?? (@maryannemercog) March 10, 2017
As it turns out, Amazon launched the so-called Resistance Radio to promote the upcoming season of its dystopian series, “The Man in the High Castle,” loosely based on a Philip K. Dick novel. It basically re-imagines a world in the 1960s if the Axis powers had won World War II.
So, essentially the radio station talked about an alternate reality and Trump’s supporters believed it. It isn’t surprising since many of them are used to listening to Trump adviser Kellyannne Conway’s “alternative facts,” which really are just a bunch of lies.
Apart from the ridiculousness of it, it’s sad to see how so many people have lost sense of reality when it comes to news — even in this day and age when any piece of information can be verified at the click of a button.
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