Unanswered: Did “Fake News” Actually Change Anything?

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1985

Since the election, liberals have made a million excuses for why Hillary Clinton failed to defeat Donald Trump. So embarrassed after the loss, they have looked underneath every couch cushion in America for someone or something to blame. The scapegoats (thus far) include: James Comey, Vladimir Putin, the Electoral College system, and many others.

But while Democrats have no particular favorite among their many excuses, the Media Wing of the party – i.e. the mainstream press – has narrowed the problem down to one major offender: Fake News.

The story goes like this. Because a Buzzfeed story showed that fake news items outdid the top “real” news stories on social media, Americans were tricked into voting for Donald Trump. No one exactly comes right out and says it like that, but that’s obviously what they want us to believe.

It’s not what THEY believe, of course. They’re just trying to distract the country from their own reckless approach to journalism this year – an approach that could reasonably be described as “fake,” if one were so inclined. They know they went way over the line in their assault on Trump, and they know they have trashed their collective reputations – possibly beyond repair.

No one’s arguing that fake news stories get passed around. Some of them go viral. But what does that mean? Does it mean that everyone who reads these headlines takes them as the gospel truth? Of course not. And it certainly doesn’t mean that these stories influenced the way anyone voted. Liberals aren’t passing around conservative fake news and conservatives aren’t passing around liberal fake news. These stories are just circulating around an echo chamber harmlessly.

They know that. They don’t care about some blog that tells you that Hillary Clinton is secretly a member of the Gambino crime family. They want to lump conservative news sites like Breitbart, Drudge, and this one in with the “fake news” label and start finding ways to censor any form of right-leaning online media.

The only way they can regain legitimacy is to reclaim their position as the only game in town.

Well, they could also just start telling the truth, but…

…yeah, we didn’t think so.


  • bagster53

    this is funny , after 8 years of fake news and lies from oboma and the media , now they want to crack down on it , i am sure if hillary would have won , we would have 8 more years of fake news and lies

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  • Clifford Spencer

    Fake news?
    There ACTUALLY is a movie titled THE INNOCENCE OF THE MUSLIMS!
    An Egyptian court tried, convicted and sentenced to death Pastor [?] Terry Jones because of his involvement in it!
    Vladimer Putin harbored Assange!
    Ever hear of Wikileaks?
    Was Nixon a crook?
    Truthful answers?

  • don

    No, the fake news and premeditated lying from CBS MSNBC, ABC, AP, Washington Post and New York times didn’t change a thing. Nobody believes those lying propagandists anyway.

  • ken

    Obama, Hillary and the rest of the Dim party, what a bunch of pansy assed losers!

  • The Maeven

    OF course the MSM and their false news, misrepresentations, lies and sins of omission did not foil the will of We, the People. If anyone still believed a word from Obozo’s mouthpieces, they became rapidly disillusioned by the left and the traitorous policies of the corrupt regime, led by the muslim in chief!

  • The Maeven

    If the mouthpiece of the most corrupt regime in our history didn’t elect the Hildebeast for another term for Obozo, it clearly didn’t. Their lies, obfuscations, sins of omission, bias and BS weren’t laughable, it was proved by the election of an American, who is a constitution loving, civil rights loving businessman with strong convictions. The dems are routed, and their snowflakes crying their asses off just proves that they are incapable of being grownups, and their hideous agenda routed!

  • After the biased mainstream press fed us FAKE NEWS for the last 8 years, they suddenly say we, the people, are believing other’s “fake” news. NO, WE DON’T BELIEVE MAINSTREAM MEDIA FAKE NEWS NOR FAKE NEWS PUT UP BY IMBECILES. But it appears now that they are going to try to use FAKE NEWS as a way to take away our FREEDOM OF SPEECH. NO WAY, JOSE! For every lie the mainstream press comes up with, including the one about al other news but theirs being FAKE, the truth will come out and leave them, as usual, EXPOSED LIARS AND EXAGGERATORS. Perhaps the mainstream press’s days are numbered. No one believes them anymore. I and my friends who are also Ph.D.s don’t believe them. It is smart not to believe anything unless it appears in multiple trusted sources.

  • George

    I have said so many times that if the currant media were active during the 2nd world war we would be speaking German or Japanese now. The media is made up of lying cowardly bastards. I would not do a thing to help any of them if they deeded help. That included the local media in Denver.

  • Monty44

    HA HA HA HA HA!!! TELL THE TRUTH!!!!!! NEVER IN MY LIFETIME WILL THAT HAPPEN!! THE VERY OLD SAYING GOES ” ONCE A THIEF, ALWAYS A THIEF” !! THE SAME HOLDS TRUE WITH LAIR’S!! THE ONLY WAY A LIER OR UNTRUTH TELLER CAN CHANGE, IS ONLY BY HEAVENLY HELP!! AND THEN HE MUST GIVE HIS ALL AND BELIEVE IN THE REVELATION GIVEN!! BUT NOT MANY DEMOCRATS WILL WANT TO DO THAT!! THEY ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN SINNING!! MANY ARE CHOSEN, FEW WILL BE TAKEN!! FOR YOU NON BELIEVERS, THAT IS GOING TO HEAVEN!! TRUST ME, THAT DECISION IS GOING TO HAPPEN SOONER THAN YOU ALL THINK!!

  • Richardb

    Please tell me that what I hear on Fox News and read in Breitbart are truly fair and unbiased, that there is not one shred of untruth about what they report.

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