a reply to: TheMadTitan
You could similarly argue that the Daily Mail, and many pro-corporatist news outlets, in the print media, as well as most of the output of Fox News,
is also unreliable, as they have been repeatedly shown to be allergic to taking the truth into consideration, when composing articles, as well as
allowing columnists and anchorpersons to assert opinion over fact repeatedly, in many aspects of their reportage.
The war on Fake News is no such thing. Its a war on news which is inconvenient to those who currently wield power, and that is ALL it is. You do not
see people calling "FAKE NEWS!" when papers write columns and reports praising the business record of Donald Trump, while skimming over the sordid
details of how he came to be in at least a billion dollars of personal debt. You do not see the FN zombies coming out of the woodwork to decry those
who echo the Presidents statements, even when those statements are objectively false, propaganda at best, or proof that the leader of the United
States is a know nothing hack at worst (I honestly have no idea, at this point, which is the more terrifying prospect).
The reality here is that fake news is only fake news when it looks bad for the President or his agenda, or those who support his agenda. When HE
makes a false statement, when his supporters parrot his falsehoods and take them as truth, when people from Brietbart and Fox make statements which
are not only objectively untrue, but also deliberate attempts to propagandise toward their viewers, no one bats a God damned eyelash, not even a
quiver, not even a drawing of breath from the Fake News patrol.
Its a lie, its a sham. Its not an assault on fake news, or more properly (lets call it what it really is) propaganda. If it were, then for all that
CNN have been flat out wrong about things, as has ANY journalistic outlet, even ones with the best of intentions, it is ABSOLUTELY the case that in a
competition between all the available news sources in the entire western world, the ones which are found to be not only incorrect in their statements
on the most occasions, but engaging in deliberate attempts to damage the ability of their readers and viewers to form opinions based on facts, are
those who are most strongly allied with the right wing.
As a percentage of their output, Fox and Brietbart talk more absolutely unsupportable, factually inaccurate, divisive and propagandist BS than the
other networks all combined together. This is a fact. One does not argue about the facts, ones ability to debate a point successfully does not change
a fact. A rock is a rock, no matter how compelling the argument may be, for calling it a marshmallow, or a lego brick, or a soccer ball.
And despite this, the networks whose direction shows that they understand this the best, are those being lambasted the most by the fake news zombies.
I put it to the membership, that it is impossible to have a genuine dislike of fake news, while peddling propaganda based on opinion rather than
fact. I put it to the membership that for Trumps administration, which has been the issue of some of the most unimaginable lies, inaccuracies, and
deliberate propagandism seen this side of the Second World War, to call ANY other group of people, engaged in ANY area of life, for their lack of
truthfulness, is in and of itself, a fraudulent position, one designed to deflect attention away from the goings on of state. I put it to the
membership also, that if this apparent war on fake news had a genuine spark behind it, rather than a desire on the part of a despotic little manchild
of a tyrant to avoid just criticism, then the first heads on the block would be those who are doing the talking on behalf of the White House, Fox
News, and Brietbart, who are, in this period in time, the market leaders in lying, omitting the truth, and hiding the truth, and the absolute top of
the leader boards when it comes to peddling propaganda.
Any objective analysis of the statements made by these three entities will show the exact same thing.