The bugle has sounded and liberalism is retreating from “fake news”:
“When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer’s suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws, the former senator and tea partyer used a handy putdown: “You can put all that under the category of fake news.”
When conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wanted to deny a CNN report that Ivanka Trump would take over the East Wing offices traditionally occupied by the first lady, he used the same label.
And when a writer for an arch-conservative website needed a putdown for ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, he reached for the obvious: “fake-news propagandist.” …”
“Fake news” has had its 15 minutes of fame. Let’s put this tainted term out of its misery. …”
We didn’t mean US!
As I said this morning on Twitter, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Trump has no path to 270” were the biggest fake news stories of the last few years. The Black Lives Matter movement was created by a fake news narrative of racist police shootings. The Lügenpresse Narrative that Russia stole the election from Hillary is another fake news story.
How many “fake news” stories have we dealt with over the years? There was “Iraq has WMD” and “George W. Bush hates black people” during Hurricane Katrina and “you can keep your doctor” during the Obamacare debate. Every few years there is a new war because fake news brands some foreign leader as LITERALLY HITLER.
The Tea Party is the Klan was a fake news narrative. So was the Tea Party is violent. How about the “Donald Trump is a fascist” fake news narrative?