The media’s attempts to attack and delegitimize the democratically elected President-elect Donald Trump continues. They’ve been using this bogus claim of “fake news.”
And as per usual, they seem unwillingly to look in the mirror when it comes to publishing false information.
On any given day, you can find “mainstream” outlets publishing fake news. There are tons of examples. Take a look at this:
That’s a real headline, and a real article. It’s so absurd, you can’t even make fun of it properly. And yet, you don’t see anyone screaming about “fake news” being published at Salon, because they are liberals.
It’s true that Salon isn’t considered part of the main, mainstream corporate media, so maybe that’s not the best example. Let’s use CNN.
The headline for this article screams – Intel analysis shows Putin approved election hacking.
Seems pretty convincing, right? At the very least, what they’re trying to convey is definitive – Putin was involved in election hacking, and intel proves it.
But hold on just a second.
Three paragraphs into the column, CNN prints this information:
… neither of the sources said they knew of specific intelligence that directly ties Putin to the attack.
That is an exemplary bit of fake news right there. The main point of the article is directly refuted in the very same article. Is anyone screaming about CNN printing “fake news” and working as Russian puppets to destroy our democracy? And why not?
Here is a slightly more condensed image of the two opposing facts:
NBC made a similar attempt at fake news last month when they tried to report that Reince Priebus had not ruled out a Muslim registry under Trump’s administration, even though he had specifically said otherwise.
Take a quick look at this video – there are 10 examples of the mainstream media’s fake news stories:
It’s really quite amazing, isn’t it?
The American mass media would have you believe that only they can determine what is real and what is fake. The problem is, the people don’t agree. The above examples are reasons why trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in history.
Nobody is buying it. Nobody believes the liberal media. And thank goodness.
Next time you hear a liberal whining about “fake news,” show them this article!
Cross-posted at the Political Insider