The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Fake News—Revisited, Again

Over the past decade I have written extensively about the left-wing bias of the main stream media. Glen Reynolds refers to so-called journalists at ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, Univision, YahooNews, the NYT, LAT, Boston Globe, or WaPo (to name only a few media sources) as "Democratic operatives with by-lines." He's not wrong. As time passed and their reporting became more and more outrageous, the term "fake news" became an accurate description of their work.

Back in February I discussed the meta-characteristics of fake news and suggested that it is not only blatant and pervasive, but that it does an enormous disservice to the country. It is propaganda, and the media types that peddle it are propagandists.

Andrew Klaven describes his own set of three meta-characteristics of fake news in this recent video:

Unless you are in serious and deep denial, it's pretty hard to argue with Klaven's assessment.