The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump, the ultimate political outsider, has given rise to what the president has coined “Fake News.”
Day in and day out President Trump is bombarded with negative press that has no basis in fact. Because of this, the president has stated that the Fake News legions are his biggest enemy. Indeed, the Fake News media is the enemy of the truth and this past weekend the American people saw two more ugly examples of how they operate.
First, there was the false story from BuzzFeed that President Trump instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. The publication of this dishonest story set into motion a dangerous and irresponsible Fake News echo chamber. Unbelievably, one report found that MSNBC and CNN mentioned impeachment a whopping 179 times before BuzzFeed was called out for their false report.
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The BuzzFeed fallacy was so horrible that Robert Mueller’s office felt compelled for the first time to make a public statement saying that a report was untrue. The Special Counsel’s office was essentially telling the Fake News legions that they needed a time out, like a 3-year old toddler. Unfortunately, the punishment won’t work because the Fake News — like so many unhinged liberals in Congress — hate President Trump more than they love their country.
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