16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won


Locutus
#1
Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.

We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news. There is no better word to describe it than “epidemic,” insofar as it fits the epidemiological model from the Centers for Disease Control: this phenomenon occurs when “an agent and susceptible hosts are present in adequate numbers, and the agent can be effectively conveyed from a source to the susceptible hosts.”

The “agent” in this case is hysteria over Trump’s presidency, and the “susceptible hosts” are a slipshod, reckless, and breathtakingly gullible media class that spread the hysteria around like—well, like a virus.

It is difficult to adequately sum up the breadth of this epidemic, chiefly because it keeps growing: day after day, even hour after hour, the media continue to broadcast, spread, promulgate, publicize, and promote fake news on an industrial scale. It has become a regular part of our news cycle, not distinct from or extraneous to it but a part of it, embedded within the news apparatus as a spoke is embedded in a bicycle wheel.

Whenever you turn on a news station, visit a news website, or check in on a journalist or media personality on Twitter or Facebook, there is an excellent chance you will be exposed to fake news. It is rapidly becoming an accepted part of the way the American media are run.
How we will get out of this is anyone’s guess. We might not get out of it, not so long as Trump is president of these United States. We may be up for four—maybe eight!—long years of authentic fake news media hysteria. It is worth cataloging at least a small sampling of the hysteria so far. Only when we fully assess the extent of the media’s collapse into ignominious ineptitude can we truly begin to reckon with it.

Since Trump’s election, here’s just a small sampling of fake news that our media and our journalist class have propagated.

check 'em:

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won | Zero Hedge
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#2
I'm sure that all information that did not originate with Trump and his surrounding creepy swampmates is fake news.
Last edited by Curious Cdn; Feb 9th, 2017 at 07:02 AM..
 
Locutus
#3
heh... like 'muslim ban'.
 
Walter
#4
NBC News Misfires On Article Slamming Trump For Not Visiting Troops
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/26/n...ps-iraq-wrong/

Trump is always light-years ahead of the MSM. MAGA
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
-1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

NBC News Misfires On Article Slamming Trump For Not Visiting Troops
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/26/n...ps-iraq-wrong/
Trump is always light-years ahead of the MSM. MAGA

Two years later, after constant shaming, the new Defence Secretary finally persuaded Trump to visit some troops so that HE can be photoed with them. It's not about the troops. It's about Trump.

He isn't "light years" ahead of anybody. He finally listened to some advice, more like. That honeymoon will end when Shanahan doesn't give him his missile parade, either.
 
Walter
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Two years later, after constant shaming, the new Defence Secretary finally persuaded Trump to visit some troops so that HE can be photoed with them. It's not about the troops. It's about Trump.
He isn't "light years" ahead of anybody. He finally listened to some advice, more like. That honeymoon will end when Shanahan doesn't give him his missile parade, either.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Avn2nT16FA
 
Walter
#7
Trump furious after Schiff hires former NSC aides to help oversee his administration
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/polit...ers/index.html

Swing and a miss, a perfect example of fake news.
 
Hoid
#8
Trump releases 16 fake news stories in a good weekend.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Trump furious after Schiff hires former NSC aides to help oversee his administration
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/polit...ers/index.html

Swing and a miss, a perfect example of fake news.

That article was a whole lot of bafflegab that said absolutely nothing. Creative writing at its finest.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Trump releases 16 fake news stories in a good weekend.

And you lap them all up like a good little puppet.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

And you lap them all up like a good little puppet.

No, but pigs do.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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