In which Erik gets sucked into Game of Thrones theory clickbait, and then realizes that this has an excellent analogy to political media. Plus some great announcements.
Lots of notes below the fold.
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GOT Hype Media
You can just google this and you’ll get all sorts of media-hype media outlets asking the question, probably largely stealing stuff straight out of Reddit and Tumblr
Who Is the Night King? The White Walkers' Leader Could Be One of These 4 People, listing including Jon Snow
Now that he’s dead, the same hype media is cranky.
Birther Hype Media
Remember when people were wondering where Obama’s birth certificate was even though you could google “Obama Birth Certificate” and get a PDF copy trivially?
Trump himself hyped this up many times:
And then claimed credit for having put it to rest, and blamed the Clinton campaign for the controversy:
7 Forbidden Words Hype Media
CNN, for example, hyped up the word ban:
And then rode in as the knight in shining armor to put the word ban controversy to rest: