“That news story doesn’t agree with my views.”
DOES NOT EQUAL
This term, “fake news,” has been overused ever since the election…and incorrectly too.
“In its purest form, fake news is completely made up, manipulated to resemble credible journalism and attract maximum attention and, with it, advertising revenue.” – The Guardian, What is fake news? How to spot it and what you can do to stop it
When someone in power tries to delegitimize credible news sources, it becomes a dangerous situation for our country. He doesn’t like what they write about him? FAKE! They, along with other news sources, report his low polling numbers…RIGGED! FAKE NEWS!
He’s whiny. That’s all. But when his followers believe him over MSNBC, CNN, FOX NEWS, BBC, TIME, THE HILL, WASHINGTON POST, et. al., our country is going to have a bigger problem on our hands. He’s pushing his followers to believe him over anyone else – he wants us to listen to him and him alone, rely on him, and trust him, because HE claims that the news is fake.
He’s lying. There are fake news stories and websites out there, yes. But we’ve had credible and established news sources for many, many, MANY years. So please stay informed and do your research.
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
– Benjamin Franklin –