The 7 Worst Examples of Fake News From the Mainstream Media
My latest Townhall column is called, The 7 Worst Examples of Fake News From the Mainstream Media. Here’s an excerpt from the column.
Have you heard that Hillary Clinton thinks we need to immediately do something about “fake news?”
“It is now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences. This is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days and do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly….It is imperative that leaders in both the private and public sector step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives.”
Who would have ever realized that the woman who lied about landing under sniper fire in Bosnia, receiving classified emails on her private server and about a million other things cared so much about honesty?
Of course, in reality, what’s happening is that liberals believe social media contributed to Hillary’s loss in 2016; so there’s a big push to shut down conservative voices on Twitter and Facebook. The excuse they’re using to do that is “fake news.”
It would be easy to wave that all off as pure partisanship, but there is some “there there.” There are straight up fake news websites that specialize in turning out untrue stories for fun and profit. For example, here are some fake news websites run by a liberal who wants to embarrass conservatives. Few people other than their ad agencies would care very much if websites like this were bounced off Facebook and Twitter.
Once again, you can read it all here.