Fake News: The New Conspiracy Theory?
As the elite media continues to try and come to grips as to why their candidate lost the presidential election and how on earth they themselves could have possibly failed in getting her elected they have settled upon a new conspiracy theory. It is the fault of “fake news”.
According to the latest elite media and democrat party talking points, Hillary Clinton lost because of the spread of “fake news” on social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter and reddit. In fact, the Clinton campaign’s chief digital strategist recently blamed Facebook for enabling the spread of misinformation about Hillary, and said Democrats have been looking at how to solve the “big problem” of fake news on the social networks.
Elite Media Knows All About “Fake News”
For that they need to look no further than at themselves in the nearest mirror. The elite media has been guilty of presenting “fake news” long before this year’s election, and inevitably has lost the trust of the consuming public which is now looking for alternative news sources.
Cases In Point:
Brian Williams– Remember this guy? The former NBC news anchor was found fabricating a whole range of stories including: An Iraq War helicopter incident which he falsely claimed to have participated in, multiple false stories regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and falsely reporting to have been present during the fall of the Berlin Wall. And there were more false stories. Including reporting to have been embedded with Navy SEAL Six, which he wasn’t because the SEALs do not embed journalists.
By the way Brian Williams was paid an annual salary of $10 million! And he has now been “re-assigned” to reporting on MSNBC.
The irony of the Brian Williams story is that he was “outed” by a former U.S military member who read one of Williams false account on Facebook.
Dan Rather– Remember this long time former CBS News anchor? Rather was fired after falsely presenting forged documents about George W. Bush as fact during the 2004 presidential campaign. But there he was recently on CNN, appearing as an expert guest on the show ‘Reliable Sources’, of all things, lecturing journalists about the need ‘to grow a spine’. I’d say it took a spine for the producers of ‘Reliable Sources’ to book Dan Rather as a guest.
Rolling Stone Reports False Rape Story, New York Times Runs With It– In early November a federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter, guilty of defaming a University of Virginia administrator for publishing a false story about a gang rape at a fraternity house. Not long after Rolling Stone published the story – which it later redacted- the New York Times began running accounts written by alleged campus rape survivors without interviewing the accused. Several other media outlets began reporting on alleged campus rape stories all based on the original reporting of Rolling Stone.
Unfortunately the list of erroneous, false reporting by the elite media based upon its ideology is much longer than the three cases outlined above. So as the media tries to figure out the sources of “false news” and why it has become so prominent as Americans search for alternative sources, it need look no further than itself.
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