The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Tammy Bruce

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

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