The war against American conservatives has seen battlefields in the print media, the 24 hour cable news networks, and the somehow not-yet-extinct print media.
Now, it looks as though the fighting is spilling over into the world of academia as well, with Harvard University publishing a list of “fake news” sources.
The only problem with Harvard’s list is that the only protocol for ending up with their version of the scarlet letter is to be an outlet for conservative news and viewpoints. Yet again, we have the liberal intellectual elite demanding that the nation pays attention to them and their version of reality, while a vast majority of Americans absolutely disdain their haughty-taughty ideals.
“A list of ‘fake news’ websites recommended to students by Harvard University labels almost every leading center-right website as an illegitimate source of news.
“The Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, Breitbart News, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Free Beacon, Independent Journal Review (IJR), The Blaze and The Weekly Standard are all on the list, deemed illegitimate for reasons such as ‘clickbait,’ ‘bias,’ or ‘unreliable.’ Liberal news sources like BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Vox.com and Salon aren’t on the list.
“The list, compiled by Merrimack College associate professor Melissa Zimdars, is recommended to students as part of a Harvard library guide on ‘Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda.’ The list is linked under a banner titled, ‘Identifying Fake News Sites.’ A comment next to the link calls the document a ‘Huge list of fake news sites.’”
This is not Zimdars’ first foray into the world of defamation against conservative outlets, however, her original list’s authority was so incredibly debunked and lambasted that many have written her off completely.
It is important as Americans that we retain our right to question everything, including exploitation artists such as Zimdars who exploit liberal catchphrases such as “fake news” to bolster their own careers with no regard for reality.