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Fake News?

It’s documented that fake news helped Trump win the presidency.  Now Trump and his supporters are calling anything reported that is not flattering “fake news.”  It’s become a regular part of their lexicon.  It’s not surprising.  Chapter 1. of “Dictatorship for Dummies” is about disparaging the press.  By repeating this over and over one convinces the masses that they can’t trust the legitimate news.  In fact if you want to be a great despot, the thing to do is take over the press and use it for your propaganda purposes.

So expect this to continue.  And expect reporters to race out to regions that elected Trump and interview people about trusting the media.  We can only hope that journalists will continue to point out the obvious disinformation.

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