Filed under the category of “The Best Laid Plans”…
TheHill.com reports that
Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill.
Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to Donald Trump Donald TrumpTrump showcases Cabinet picks on ‘thank you tour’Trump: Time changed award to ‘Person of the Year’ to be ‘politically correct’ Feinstein after dinner with Clinton: She has ‘accepted’ her lossMORE.
The issue has received renewed attention this week after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a false viral conspiracy theory that alleged it was home to a pedophilia ring operated by Clinton and her inner circle.
“This isn’t about politics or partisanship,” Clinton continued during her speech Thursday at a ceremony honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Harry ReidFeinstein after dinner with Clinton: She has ‘accepted’ her lossClintons remember John Glenn as a ‘uniquely American hero’Clinton reappears on Capitol Hill for Reid send-offMORE (D-Nev.).
“Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
“It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” she said.
By “Fake News”, Mrs. Clinton means that her failed Presidential Campaign was sunk by the documentation and dissemination of frail health and other “challenges” through the use of Social Media by “Citizen Reporters”.
Americans, like President-elect Trump himself, have found a way to get around the minions of the Democratic Party, who used to be known as The Fourth Estate…and as professionals journalists.
For years, the Main Stream Media has been in bed with corrupt politicians and those who walk roam the Halls of Power with impunity (Mr. Soros to the Courtesy Desk, please.)
While touting objectivity, they have often fallen way short of that goal.
The Media really came into its own during the 80’s, with the advent of Cable Television, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and the ascension and election of President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Their advocacy of all things Liberal became very apparent, as they attacked the greatest president of this generation, mercilessly, giving no quarter.
I believe that Reagan’s election was a wake up call to the MSM. They realized that, if left to their own devices, the American Public would elect a Conservative as President, every time. And, they just couldn’t have that. They were already in too deep to their Democratic, Progressive Masters.
So, America’s Media forsook their objectivity, choosing to help to shape current events, instead of just reporting on them, in an effort to produce outcomes which would be most beneficial to the Progressive Cause.
After propping up Barack Hussein Obama and getting him re-elected, their own hubris gave them an exaggerated sense of self-importance, as to their role in our society.
Their Achilles’ Heel , the before-mentioned hubris, blinded them to the potential of the New Media…and, that has been their undoing.
As has been affirmed to me since before the election of Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm), during my surfing of the web, including Facebook Political Pages and websites, Modern American Liberals, including those in the Main Stream Media, constantly live in a state of denial.
They respond as if you have told them that you shot Ol’ Yeller, when you inform them that Liberalism is still the minority political belief in America, even (and especially) after the 7 1/2 year reign of King Barack The First.
This salient fact explains why CNN and MSNBC constantly trail Fox News in the television ratings polls.
It also explains their massive propping up through the use of blatant propaganda of the failed Presidential Campaign of Hillary Clinton and now, her and Obama’s cries and lamentations over the “scourge” of “Fake News”.
Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.And, like the little Dutch Boy, the Democratic Leadership, including Obama and Hillary, do not know which hole to plug, in the leaking dam, first.
In their frenzied desperate attempt to stop this flood of information from reaching average Americans, they have decided to try to discredit the believability of any news coverage that has not been sanctioned by the Democratic Party and as reported by their minions in the MSM.
Just like the Internet Trolls, who invade Facebook Political Pages and Political Websites, in order to disrupt conversation and call attention to themselves, the MSM, while covering the 2016 Presidential Campaign and under orders from the Democratic Party, created their own facts, permanently damaging their own credibility, quite probably beyond all repair.
So now, Obama and Hillary are trying to put the genie back in the bottle by creating the fake scourge of “Fake News”.
Because…who are you going to believe…your own lying eyes or a pair of damaged Professional Politicians?
Until He Comes,