The manipulative media is a major source of fake news

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Robert Pratt

In November, I penned and voiced a commentary titled “The “fake news” scare is backwards” in which I wrote: “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.”

In the intervening weeks we’ve heard a ramp-up of the Left’s cry over what they term “fake news” while also seeing reports of the false news that these very news organizations have themselves published.

The UK’s Leftwing rag, The Guardian, which is widely read in here by Leftists, has published a big story about our border with Mexico that Bob Price terms “fake news” because the story makes claims which directly contradict official numbers.

In the Breitbart Texas piece, Price points out that while The Guardian claims “border crossings by illegal aliens are “near historic lows.” Actual numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection  indicate the opposite.”

Price says the article is riddled with outright factual errors about the status of the border; the numbers people crossing the border; deportation numbers, and; comments made by Trump. He then goes forward to provide the accurate information with documented sources showing how the manipulative, credentialed media gets even easy to gather facts completely wrong.

I assert once again what many Americans instinctively know: 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.

The manipulative media from top to bottom is rotten.

 

More: The Guardian Fires Back After Breitbart Critiques Its Fake News on Border

Comments

  1. victoria lilley says:

    Why do listeners and ad sponsors put up with media bias and fake news? Is it really THAT effective? I believe the vast majority of consumers DO NOT want lies and half truths, no matter what political view they have or how interesting the lies are.

    • Pratt on Texas says:

      I rarely do. We simply don’t consume as viewers these TV news outlets, etc. As to advertisers they are generally interested in reaching an audience without much regard to what attracting that audience to the medium.

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