Frankly because many people simply have learned so much utter nonsense from years of watching stuff like Fox News or reading Breitbart that they're completely clueless about what's real and what isn't.
Look at the people that elected Donald Trump, there are many of them that watched his press...
Best answer: Frankly because many people simply have learned so much utter nonsense from years of watching stuff like Fox News or reading Breitbart that they're completely clueless about what's real and what isn't.
Look at the people that elected Donald Trump, there are many of them that watched his press conference yesterday and thought he did a great job, despite the fact that he told many obvious, blatant lies--and was even called out on it before the conference was over.
Take, for example, his electoral college win, which he talks incessantly about because he thinks it gives his presidency some legitimacy. Trump said
"We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan."
Of course, this is complete nonsense--you only have to go back to Obama to find someone that won more electoral college votes. Later he tried to claim he was talking only about Republicans, but that STILL wasn't true.
That was an obvious lie, but I have no doubt that many Trump supporters will insist that what he said was true, and it's only the "Mainstream Media" (that is, the media that relies on facts) that says otherwise. You had the same crazy nonsense with the inauguration crowds. The explanation of why Flynn got fired makes no sense, if he were being honest, he would have just said "I fired him because he got caught, if he hadn't been caught he'd still be the N.S.A.
The point is that when people can't even listen to what are very obvious lies and understand that they are lies, how do you expect these people to figure out that climate change is NOT a hoax when they're insane authority figures (such as Trump) tell them it? These people have lost whatever abilities they had to understand and assess the validity of things that are being said.
It's very sad that there's so many people like this, but they exist all over. The same sorts of people became the Nazis in Germany, or ISIS in the middle east.