The hue and cry over “fake news” is not complicated, but it is disturbing. I hate crap as much as the next guy, but the #FakeNews nonsense is classic censorship with a progressive twist. The two-fold goals are to get the government in the business of shutting down publication of conservative thought, and to attach a stigma to Trump’s victory that even the offended wings of the GOP will accede to.
Bullshit is still bullshit, and you still need to regularly tune your bullshit filters to get through life — same way you need an ID card to exist in the real world. But in the Progressive police state, an ID card is too hard to get, and the existence of incorrect thoughts cannot be borne by a fragile, mentally diminished herd of compliant worker/consumer/voters.
Citizens, on the other hand, can cut through the crap on our own just fine. If anything needed government intervention to de-clutter, it is the fake news pouring from all of the major media. Print, broadcast, cable, online; most of it is dreck unfit for consideration by intelligent people except as raw material to be balled up and flung back at its originators. For this we have the commentariat, who are not going to oppose this “fake news” propagandization, because they will say what it takes in order to curry the government’s favor. Yes, we opposed Trump. Yes, we said the Russians were behind it all along. Yes, we will tell you from inside the Republican camp what the conservatives say. No, their views will not be published. Thank you sir, may I have another?
“Fake News” is another shibboleth issued by the progressive democrats, licensed for use by the “center-right”.