There is an old saying that the hit dog always hollers and the term “Fake News” has definitely hit CNN where it lives. For a long time now, CNN has been repeatedly called out by the president of The United States for their slanted and biased covered of the President.
It is remarkable that the news media has been forced into demanding that a term no longer is used. If you think about it, the biggest proponent of free speech is proposing this little bit of free speech no longer be used. In their opinion, it is no longer fair to refer to theiFake News.
Just remember that President Trump has resorted to Twitter and become known as the Commander in Tweet because that was the only way he could get his undistorted message out and around media like CNN.
As Written By Justin Caruso for the Daily Caller:
An op-ed published by CNN.com Monday calls for banning the term “fake news,” saying that is has been “weaponized by politicians.”
In the post, media analysts Hossein Derakhshan and Claire Wardle argue that the term is now being used against professional news outlets and has lost its meaning.
“Increasingly the term has become weaponized by politicians who use it to undermine independent journalism in an effort to reach the public directly through their own channels,” the op-ed stated.
The post adds, “Recent revelations about foreign meddling in the US elections have exposed the fact that we’re targets in an active information war. Previously these types of campaigns were fought via sophisticated and expensive communication technologies, such as short-wave radio or transnational satellite television.”
“Now significantly less powerful agents can harm large institutions or established individuals with few resources. It is asymmetrical warfare,” it….
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