There has been a lot of talk recently about what constitutes “fake news” in this day and age, and whether or not Americans are able to spot offenders early enough to avoid the pitfalls of such nonsense.
For some, the idea of hyper partisan news qualifies as “fake”, but only when that slant is leaning in the conservative direction. Outlets such as CNN and MSNBC have no qualms with their overtly liberal stance on most subjects, and they’ve never been banned from Twitter for it.
Other “fake” news involves utterly false stories, although a great many of these websites have gone the way of the dodo thanks to the ease in which you can debunk such nonsense.
But what about when a media agency hires two actors to portray political rivals in public in order to film a mock confrontation in front of unsuspecting bystanders?
The hidden camera series What Would You Do? is airing a special episode on Friday night that focuses on politically-themed clothing.
In a clip obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, one man learns what it is like to walk into a diner wearing a shirt that calls for President Trump’s impeachment.
He sits down and is greeted by another actor portraying the restaurant manager, who informs him that he will not serve him in an ‘Impeach 45’ shirt, prompting one man nearby to urge the manager to call authorities.
‘As long as you’re wearing that shirt, we won’t serve you. He won the election, let him do his job,’ states the manager at the start of the clip.
Even worse, other outlets were pushing the clip as though it were real:
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking moment customer in 'Impeach Trump' shirt is denied service at restaurant while a fellow diner tells the manager to call police https://t.co/zdFIVns22o
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 10, 2018
I’m not sure that it gets any more “fake” than this…