MEDIA ANXIOUS TO RETIRE ‘FAKE NEWS’ LABEL NOW THAT CONSERVATIVES HAVE TAINTED ITS MEANING
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, for one, writes that the term is tainted and should be retired.
Others in the mainstream media have said it before: after coining the term “fake news” and floating it as an explanation of how Hillary Clinton possibly could have lost the election (even President Obama addressed the epidemic of fake news during a press conference in Germany), they’d prefer that others — i.e., conservatives — not misuse or distort the term.
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, for one, writes that the term is tainted and should be retired. What once was meant to refer to fictional stories meant to influence the campaign, such as Pope Francis endorsing Donald Trump, is now used by the Right has shorthand for liberal B.S.
Media anxious to retire ‘fake news’ label now that conservatives have tainted its meaning » Alex Jon
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