As many of you know, I am increasingly for selling lies to people for three simple reasons:
1. Telling people the truth only gets you punished and hated.
2. Lies are much much easier to sell
3. There's a larger market for lies.
However, whereas I was thinking there "lied" more profits in "lies," I'm not so sure.
For example, take the writers of Salon, Huffington Post, Jezebel, and whatever rank digital versions of the grocery-store-tabloids women solely purchase in the check out lanes. Yes, I know their articles are all over the place. Yes, I know they're forced in your face anytime you log out of your e-mail. But have you ever looked up the authors of these articles to see what kind of digital clout they're carrying?
Usually (and sadly) they're no more followed or popular than you're ole Captain here. Less than 3,000 twitter followers, barely a youtube channel, and a lexicon of work that is laughable, short, and pathetic.
This results in a paradox where these online media tabloids make it seem every woman is insane, every man is a war-mongering rapist, and everybody who doesn't share your skin color or plumbing is out to get you. It's not so much "fake news" as it is brown journalism-editorialism, and this article is the perfect example of what I'm trying to describe.
Though it has all the fixings of what I will inevitably try to replicate when I start selling lies to people, if you look at the author of the book she is a nobody and her book is a nothing. It only has 5 ratings, is ranked 1.7 MILLIONTH place, and ergo I can only conclude that even with online tabloid backing, the author and the online tabloid are failures.
This is a bit of good news if you think it through. Not all women are rushing to buy books to explain why they are all "fabulous and wonderful and amazing" if they're over 40. Saner heads are ruling and rank lies like the article and book simply don't sell. Thus, just because it's front and center on Yahoo's page (a tabloid if there ever was one) does not mean it's happening in the real world. Matter of fact you can almost assume the OPPOSITE is true.
Of course, this does not bode well for my future Lying Corporation idea, and perhaps this lie was just told too many times or wasn't big enough. But it is nice to know that lies that are painfully obviously so are easily identified and not rewarded by your average human.
Guess, I'll just have to come up with more irresistible ones to sell to the masses when I start "Evil Incorporated."
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