Thursday, July 20, 2017

The ‘Fakestream' Media

By Town Hall, July 19, 2017

The most popular phrase of 2017 will likely be ‘fake news.’

It's been used so much that it runs the risk of becoming a ‘badge of honor’ for Trump-haters. But, what is ‘fake news?’

If a news report is fake, that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of facts. Media outlets like CNN believe an accusation of ‘fake news’ means they are being accused of telling a completely false story.

I’ve often said that the worst form of a lie is a ‘half-truth.’ Real news, combined with unproven assumptions is the most hideous version of ‘fake news.’ By contrast, a story devoid of facts is much easier to debunk.

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