When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit

….”Then there’s the more devious kind of news stories circulated by one of the biggest propagators of fake news: the U.S. government.”

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We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg

Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy material peddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Then there’s the more devious…

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2 thoughts on “When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit

  1. Just one question, I won’t even bother with the Gulf of Tonken…. How could we have no credible intelligence that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction when we sold them to Iraq in the first place?

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    • EXACTLY! The government had the info, it just covered it up Jim. The cia has been and continues to be the biggest deceptive, propagandist, murderous enterprise in the free world.

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