Facebook is a nice place to visit. I, myself, joined the human race and added Facebook to my daily routine. I have kept in contact with relatives and old friends, some of whom I had not seen in 40 or 50 years. So, as a social platform I like it.
Facebook is like sitting around a bar shooting the breeze. Sharing half-baked opinions and full baked photos. Take another drink and get even more emotional. Yell. Scream.
Facebook is like Thanksgiving dinner without the fights and turkey. Sharing photos of vacations. Happy birthday greetings. Reminiscing.
However, like so many things, Facebook has fallen victim to political shenanigans and financial shenanigans. So beware.
Mr . Zuckerberg, who evidently needs the money, will take ads from anyone. He has publicly rejected the idea that Facebook has any responsibility for vetting political ads. Just pay the dough. Claim what you want.
Facebook has become, in effect, the new tabloid of the internet. From this day forward, only a fool would believe anything Facebook posts. Facebook is now in the same category as some of the great tabloids, The National Enquirer and Weekly World News. Two of America’s great supermarket rags. In that spirit, here are some of the previous headlines from these tabloids…
“Abraham Lincoln was a Woman…shocking pix found in White House basement” (The first Polaroids.)
“Christmas Miracle: Severed leg hops to Hospital…accident victims runaway limb reattached in 7 hour operation” (But what happened to the shoe?)
“Gordon Ramsay sex dwarf eaten by badger” (Big badger or small dwarf?)
“Alien Bible found…they worship Oprah” (Not only aliens worship Oprah, but Oprah worships Oprah.)
“Shocking CIA leak reveal: Dick Cheney a robot” (OK. Well that one makes sense.)
“LA quake opens gates of hell…. Demons escape from crack in California highway” (Devon Nunes?)
“Chimp’s head put on human body….half man , half ape doing fine after operation” (Trey Gowdy explained.)
“Jesus Action Figure Heals the sick…move over GI Joe” (Rubby Ducky also walks on water.)
“Titanic Survivors found on board…shocking story of how they survived under water.” (Just hold your breath.)
Those were REAL HEADLINES. Really. They were. Soon, we will see the same kinds of headlines on Facebook…perhaps….
“Zuckerberg sex tapes with chipmunks exposed”
“Trump secret military mission…he singlehandedly caught Saddam”
“Joe Biden found dead 3 years ago… all his appearances are holograms”
“Detroit Lions win Super Bowl… secret game held outside of public view”
…and so on…Facebook is just another receptacle for Fake News. So, have a beer, talk to your friends and ignore the ads. Unless you can’t find a copy of the National Enquirer.