And how the media rushed to support Trump’s narrative.
For example: “far left” CNN claimed: “a CNN team saw incendiary devices from police on the Venezuelan side of the border ignite the trucks.”
...but it was a Molotov cocktail from anti-regime protesters. The government of Columbia (#2 in receiving US aid) doctored the footage and US officials passed it on as proof - even calling it a war crime or crime against humanity by Venezuela.
- What is your point here? That CNN was pushing fake news to support propaganda for regime change in Venezuela? Literally nothing new here, they did the same thing for Iraq and Syria
- No I didn’t say it was new - just an actual example compared to the things that are generally called “fake news”
I don’t think CNN or NY Times is fake news, just corporate news which often passes information on that assumes certain political/social myths... this leads to distortion and confirmation bias and individual stories being false or “fake”.
There’s a structural part too which is that News orgs have cut investigative journalism and so often their information is just partisan op-Ed (most cable news is just talking heads “analysis” from people that worked in one or the other 2 parties) or re-worked copy from a police/industry/lobbying/DNC/RNC statements.
When world events happen, unless it’s the foreign press, the TV news investigation is simply a reporter waiting for the White House to release a statement.
Most of what gets called fake news is just a click-bait or sensational headline - not really “fake news”.Mar 130