Friday, December 16, 2016 by Mary Wilder
Currently, “fake news” is the buzz word of the Regressive Left, and it’s something that we cannot seem to avoid hearing about. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, those on the Left have done everything in their power to explain why. Instead of accepting the fact that Clinton was an unlikable candidate that ran an uninspiring campaign, they have blamed everyone from third-party voters to the Russians for the loss.
Recently, though, “fake news” began to receive the brunt of the blame, which is hilarious when you consider that Hillary Clinton utilized actual fake news during her entire campaign.
During a speech at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s portrait unveiling last week, Hillary Clinton stated, “It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. 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.” Because, of course, she did.
It has become common for people on the Left to blame everyone but themselves for their gross shortcomings, and “fake news” is the flavor of the week in that regard. Unfortunately for them, they will eventually have to acknowledge that the ones spreading fake news are those in the mainstream media. History will prove that the alternative media is spreading actual facts, while the likes of CNN and MSNBC are giving fluffy, watered-down versions of the truth – if they even tell the truth at all.
The real danger comes from the people who are considered reputable spreading complete and utter lies in order to protect the reputations of the Leftists who are funding their operations. Since the average American once believed reporters on CNN, there is still a history of them being honest and trustworthy. That’s incredibly unfortunate, but there is a way to prevent this from happening in the future.
We have to embrace alternative media outlets and fight alongside them during their battle for truth. Instead of allowing the Leftists to get away with calling such truth seekers liars and thieves, we have to stand up for them as they reveal the facts about those holding positions of power. The establishment has been in control for far too long. We now have the opportunity to change that – and we cannot let it go to waste.