The “fake news” scare is backwards

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Robert Pratt

Much is being made of fake-news stories and sites posted through advertising on social media sites.

The Left, in their natural state of belief that everyone else is as gullible as they, are trying to convince themselves that this new form of the old supermarket checkout line tabloid front page is what led people to vote against their candidate.

You have the Facebook chief talking about cracking down on fake news stories at the same time he is handing the communist Chinese government censorship tools for the site.

I don’t take him seriously nor the folks who think the country is in ruin because of fake news of this type. There’s nothing new with this, it’s just moved from print to online.

The biggest reason to not take all of the newly concerned seriously is that they discount their own liberal-bent manipulative-media as being part of the problem when it is the problem.

The audience for the sensational tabloid stories is minimal but the audience for the mainstream manipulative-media is giant and much of that audience has been conditioned to believe they are being served something approximating truth.

If there is a problem with fake news, it is from credentialed media not disclosing their work as intentionally manipulative and hiding behind journalism to produce what is essentially opinion commentary.

I was glad to see this headline at Breitbart Texas: Fake News: Associated Press Pushes ‘Safe Border’ Narrative to Critique Trump Wall.

The story by award winning journalist Ildefonso Ortiz, demonstrates how the manipulative-media slants the news far from truth by leaving out of reporting items which contradict the intended message. He does a good job showing what a joke AP reporting is which tries to portray the border region as safe by talking mostly with local politicians.

If there is a problem with fake news, it is from credentialed media not disclosing their work as intentionally manipulative and hiding behind journalism to produce what is essentially opinion commentary.

 

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