In the wake of Donald Trump’s historic win to the White House, we’ve had to put up with all sorts of attacks from the left.
Refusing to acknowledge the true reasons for Trump’s win, they’ve lied, protested, rioted, and even bullies the electorate.
They came up will all manner of excuses to explain away Hillary’s loss, from Russian hackers to racist Americans.
Perhaps the most notorious was the “fake news,” the claim that independent, conservative sources of news—i.e. not mainstream media—were fake and used to sway voters.
Yet time and again it has been proven that the real sources of the fake news has always been the liberal media.
The New York Times’ Jeremy W. Peters is rather salty that conservatives immediately saw the “fake news” panic’s endgame and turned the tables on establishment media.
Rush Limbaugh has diagnosed a more fundamental problem. “The fake news is the everyday news” in the mainstream media, he said on his radio show recently. “They just make it up…”
Until now, that term had been widely understood to refer to fabricated news accounts that are meant to spread virally online. But conservative cable and radio personalities, top Republicans and even Mr. Trump himself, incredulous about suggestions that that fake stories may have helped swing the election, have appropriated the term and turned it against any news they see as hostile to their agenda.
Notice how deceptive the New York Times writer phrases his story. He claimed the fake news was “widely understood” to refer to fake websites and accounts. Yet from the very start his company and other outlets targeted real news sites as “fake,” simply to discourage people from reading conservative blogs and websites.
He also used the term “agenda” to describe conservative sites, implying that the fake news fiasco was a threat, but not necessarily a bad thing. You see, if you’re liberal, you’ll think conservatives have a vile agenda to undermine progressive goals in the United States.
But the left’s scheme of spreading the fake news narrative was not a threat to an agenda, but a threat to the First Amendment. Their attempts at branding legitimate news as “fake” was aimed at destroying freedom of speech and press online, in a desperate attempt at saving their dying empires.
This election has proven that the traditional media is done. They tried their hardest to destroy Trump, but failed. All their bogus polls and distorted coverage could not prevent his electoral landslide.
Now that we are living in this new reality, instead of learning from their mistakes and doing better, the established liberal media is doubling down on their false narratives.
It will only help in destroying them once and for all.