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December 26, 2016

New York Times Accuses Conservatives of Shouting "Fake News" at Every Story That Undermines Their Agenda

And to help provide support for their #FakeNews hypothesis, they turn to an unbiased and unimpeachable source: Media Matters.

The balls on these guys.

By the way, this #FakeNews story cherry-picks its evidence, or, more accurately, cherry-picks the evidence it will not mention. The story fails to reference at all the media's trumpeting of Hoax Hate Crimes that they themselves blasted all around the ether.

The C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the White House may all agree that Russia was behind the hacking that interfered with the election. But that was of no import to the website Breitbart News, which dismissed reports on the intelligence assessment as "left-wing fake news."

Rush Limbaugh has diagnosed a more fundamental problem. "The fake news is the everyday news" in the mainstream media, he said on his radio show recently. "They just make it up."

Some supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump have also taken up the call. As reporters were walking out of a Trump rally this month in Orlando, Fla., a man heckled them with shouts of "Fake news!"

Until now, that term had been widely understood to refer to fabricated news accounts that are meant to spread virally online. But conservative cable and radio personalities, top Republicans and even Mr. Trump himself, incredulous about suggestions that fake stories may have helped swing the election, have appropriated the term and turned it against any news they see as hostile to their agenda.


To buttress their claims, they go to Snopes, which they claim is "non-partisan."

They also turn to... Media Matters.

As with Fox's ubiquitous promotion of its slogan, conservatives' appropriation of the "fake news" label is an effort to further erode the mainstream media's claim to be a reliable and accurate source.

"What I think is so unsettling about the fake news cries now is that their audience has already sort of bought into this idea that journalism has no credibility or legitimacy," said Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters, a liberal group that polices the news media for bias. "Therefore, by applying that term to credible outlets, it becomes much more believable."

And speaking of #FakeNews: Many left-wing "journalists" either claimed or retweeted the claim that the RNC's Christmas day mention of news of "new King" must refer to Donald Trump because obviously -- who else could they possibly mean?

It's a mystery. Who could be the "new King" spoken of on Christmas day?






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