Media seeks fear, not trust

Writing in Best of the Web, James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal posed the question: “Have Consumers Decided Most News Is Fake News?”

I agree with Ian Betteridge, a British technology journalist, who said, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

However, I suggest that getting us to think all news is Fake News is now the goal of CNN and most other news organizations.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Moreover people are tuning it out and turning it off. I pulled on cable months ago and now when I watch over the air, the commercials are a blessed relief. Ditto AM and FM radio. A case could be made to pull all funding from NPR because it has devolved into a feed of CNN. Gone are the stupid vaguely racist upper middle class white people retelling stories of heroic black people. Gone are the stories of third would lesbians and their funny hats. Gone are the siren screams that Global Warming is going to kill us all next week. Gone is the ghetto porn about the gritty inner city. At 7 am today, I flicked on the tube and every channel every show every network every streaming feed except QVC was all RussiaTrump nonstop.