Whatever your opinion of Trump, and ours is that he is a mixed bag, good on some things, not so good on others, I think it can be objectively said that the #oldmedia has been on a Trump hunt since the day Trump won the election. (And before.) The people in the #oldmedia hate the man. They hate that he won even though the #oldmedia backed Hillary Clinton. They hate that he derailed the march toward the “first woman president.”
This is hilarious. It was the establishment spinmeisters and the #oldmedia like CNN that originally tried to spread the term “fake news” in an effort to disparage Breitbart and other #newmedia sources. And now Cuomo has a problem with the term. Boo hoo. It got turned around on him and now he’s whining.
Well let’s just review a little clip from Cuomo’s show so that we can all remember why so many Americans feel that CNN wantonly engages in acts of “fake news.”
This isn’t exactly surprising. The Times continues to lose market share to sites like Breitbart. It’d love a boycott of its competition. (What was it NYT? Profits were down what? 95% last quarter?) The New York Times has also colluded with the Democrats in the (recent) past as we’ve reported in this space.
Brexit, Trump, and the Italian referendum this month have shown pretty clearly that the global middle class has had about enough. However, the people who have long run the political show aren’t happy about this bourgeois revolt. Indeed as the “deplorables” have gained their voice the (old) powers that be are crying out for censorship. That, not Russian hacking, is what the “fake news” meme is all about. The crony media system, a partnership between government and the media corporations is breaking down and people like Obama,
The term “fake news” should pretty much always be in quotes. “Fake news,” probably for the most part is code for news that reflects poorly on the powers that be. Fighting “fake news” isn’t about fighting conjured rumors or false stories. It’s about controlling the conversation.
Facebook is a private company and it can do what it wants. Facebook has also been for the most part a good company to work with as far as ACC is concerned. But to rely on Snopes, The Washington Post, and ABC to determine what is real news and what is “fake” news is ridiculous. Snopes is often just flat out wrong and is always biased toward statist, establishment news. It is not some independent arbiter of information, it is an ideological tool.
This is an article that needs to be read.
I’ve been watching the “fake news” nonsense very closely. It seems to be a mix of partisans looking for a reason, any reason, why so many people just rejected Hillary and by extension Obama when in their opinion Clinton was clearly the superior choice, (Remember the whole email private server thing, and the Clinton Foundation money, and the quarter million dollar “speeches” to the bailout banks, and the get out of jail pass from Comey, and the rigged primaries,
It is very interesting that the publications pushing the “fake news” nonsense are in decline. It is also interesting that for the most part the “fake news” nonsense is itself FAKE NEWS.