This is a slightly late post on what I consider to be a particularly legendary year-end tweet. While Trump's talk of "fake news" seems to just include anything he doesn't agree with or like, there is a serious problem of fake news. And while there are really big examples of fake news from to the Covington Catholic kids hoax, most of the media's dishonesty comes down to what they focus on.
Libertarian comic Dave Smith sums up 2019 as well as it could be,
These four stories--the Mueller Report/Russia Hoax, The Afghanistan Papers, the OPCW whistleblower (showing Trump bombed Syria for nothing and our media is made up of incompetent or totally corrupt hacks) and the IG Report (where a lawyer changed the contents of an email to make Carter Paige look guilty)—are absolutely huge stories and the media underreported them or was on the wrong side of them.
I would add a fifth big story to Dave Smith's list; which the media was right about this year, but wrong about the last 10;, and that was Jeffrey Epstein.
Regardless, it is quite obvious that our government and media are extremely corrupt and it goes well beyond Trump. And had Clinton won, it would have gone well beyond her. Unfortunately, it's systemic.
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