Fake news! The phrase was such a handy hammer for liberals to pound the heads of conservatives—until conservatives grabbed the hammer and started pounding liberals, pointing out some of the fakery that liberals had fallen for. How dare they? So now the liberal mantra is: We must retire that dreadful phrase fake news.
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan has issued new marching orders to the press: 'Fake news' has had its 15 minutes of fame. Let's put this tainted term out of its misery.
Remember that the tainted term is strictly of liberal origin. The phrase fake news in its current sense only took off in mid-November, when the liberal media scrambled to find some reason why their favored candidate, Hillary Clinton, had lost the presidential election besides She was a lousy candidate who ran a lousy campaign and We misread the American electorate. So was born the notion that Trump voters had mostly been gullible simpletons who believed everything they read on the Internet, including stories with headlines like Breaking News Surfaces that Obama Was Born in Kenya and Pope Francis Forbids Catholics From Voting for Hillary. (Both these headlines had originated from sites in a village in Macedonia whose clever teenagers had figured how to make sneaker money by generating Facebook clicks that produced ad revenue for them.)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Media Turn Against Their Own Fake News Crusade
The phoniness of the Mainstream Media never seems to stop