As has been noted in this space previously, the reporting of the news has become the news in the wake of the 2016 election.
Suddenly, the phrase fake news is on the lips of every liberal, from Barack Obama on down, as they try to make sense of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump.
There are plenty of legitimate reasons why Clinton lost. For one thing, she protrayed herself during the campaign as the keeper of the Obama flame, which many in the country have grown weary of. For another, her tenure as secretary of state was tarnished by scandals, not the least of them her maintaining a private email account that likely jeopardized national security.
Democrats prefer to pretend that the hapless electorate was misled by devious forces on the Right, which suddenly developed the power to shape public opinion in what Democrats have been arguing for years is a left-of-center country. Go figure.
As we have pointed out, there are fake news outlets, but the majority of them are sympathetic to the Left and its social democratic agenda. “News organizations” like CNN have been duping viewers for decades by distorting the facts or avoiding them altogether…