The leftist pigs at the Washington Post who make their livings off fake news, then tried to blame conservative blogs for “fake news” after the election want to do away with the term. Funny how that works out isn’t it? I guess that’s what happens after the Washington Post got destroyed for their fake news about a Russian hack of the Vermont power grid that never actually happened.
|Leftist Washington Post wants to do away with term fake-news|
Fake news. It was the term enthusiastically embraced by the mainstream media in the wake of the general election as an excuse to explain why Hillary Clinton lost. Unfortunately, that same term quickly boomeranged on them since skeptics pointed out that the MSM has used massive doses of fake news over the years to promote liberal causes including Hillary’s career. And now that the “fake news” term has turned toxic for the left, they want to drop it entirely.
Case in point is Sunday’s complaint by Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. She is so upset that the term is being used to point out the fake news promulgated by the MSM that she now wants to scrap the term as she explains in her column title: It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’.
Fake news has a real meaning — deliberately constructed lies, in the form of news articles, meant to mislead the public. For example: The one falsely claiming that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump, or the one alleging without basis that Hillary Clinton would be indicted just before the election.
But though the term hasn’t been around long, its meaning already is lost. Faster than you could say “Pizzagate,” the label has been co-opted to mean any number of completely different things: Liberal claptrap. Or opinion from left-of-center. Or simply anything in the realm of news that the observer doesn’t like to hear.
“The speed with which the term became polarized and in fact a rhetorical weapon illustrates how efficient the conservative media machine has become,” said George Washington University professor Nikki Usher.
As Jeremy Peters wrote in the New York Times: “Conservative cable and radio personalities, top Republicans and even Mr. Trump himself . . . have appropriated the term and turned it against any news they see as hostile to their agenda.”
So, here’s a modest proposal for the truth-based community.
Let’s get out the hook and pull that baby off stage. Yes: Simply stop using it.
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