ake news.” Funny, isn’t it: After all these years and only after Hillary Clinton loses the presidential election to Donald Trump do we hear about the ominous scourge of the newly dubbed ‘fake news.’
Yet, those complaining are the people who created and propagated the concept itself. From Walter Cronkite, who bemoaned not being able to “shape the news” later in life, to President Obama’s lackey Ben Rhodes. An aspiring novelist before being tapped to assist the president, Mr. Rhodes bragged to The New York Times the Obama White House is essentially Edgar Bergen to the media’s Charlie McCarthy.
The establishment is the creator and purveyor of fake news, and now after WikiLeaks exposed in living color the collusion between the press and their political favorites, they have an urgent need to distract and accuse.
After stumbling head-first into her secondplace finish (losing any hope for Miss Congeniality along the way), Hillary Clinton and her lackeys likely realized they don’t have control over all the media any longer. It is so much easier, after all, to perpetuate a fraud upon the American people when the “real news” media protect you and dine with you to promote the latest fakery.
Mrs. Clinton’s cohorts love to point to what’s termed “Pizzagate” as an example of fake news, which is a story accusing Mrs. Clinton and her former campaign chairman John Podesta of engaging in a child sex ring