If you take only one lesson from the events of last year, let it be this: not only is the media not to be trusted but it will blatantly lie if it advances its and its allies’ interests.
Since the election turned out very differently from how their polls and analysts predicted it would, a crisis of confidence has befallen the press as it tries to cope with how it got this one spectacularly wrong. Instead of engaging in introspection and realizing that indulging their prejudices may have had the effect of insulating from the pulse of America, they searched far and wide for someone – or something – to blame and sure enough, they found it.
Right now, the meme being passed around as responsible for Donald Trump’s victory is “fake news”, a label the stigmatizes alternative sources of information and ignores the mainstream media’s own pushing of false narratives.
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