No, fake news does not have an ugly face – fake news is the ugly face.
Fake news is the ugly face of a segment of our present society that has been duped into a twisted view of the world that is morally bankrupt – a bankruptcy where truth and honesty are lost currencies.
Over the last several decades a period of post WWII activism that began with the anti-war/anti-nuke/anti US Imperialism followed by women’s liberation and then by the anti-life movement parading as women’s rights, led us to exactly where we are today.
What we are witnessing through the rampant proliferation of fake news in mainstream and social media is an external manifestation of a vicious, malicious, dishonest, hypocritical, politically-correct social malady afflicting the people beginning with the arrogant elites in the academic, entertainment and professional world and ending with the tech savvy kids who have been brainwashed by those elites.
Three days ago, January 10, 2017, that ugly face rose to its highest prominence yet when the President-elect Donald J. Trump was attacked with the publication by Buzzfeed of a damaging controversial and admittedly unverified report which act of publication (by Buzzfeed) was in turn reported by CNN as though it were news itself and worthy of public exposure. Although CNN did not publish the actual questionable report because they admit it is unverified, by publishing Buzzfeed’s own ‘report on the report’, CNN in effect lured people to read said report. Hence, fake news!
As it turns out, the 35-page report published by Buzzfeed is one put together two years ago by an ex-British Intelligence agent on commission by political operatives and organizations including the Democratic Party designed to undermine Trump. The original contents of the dozzier were supposedly compiled by the Russian government as a potential tool to manipulate Trump on a future date. Here is how Dailywire.com described the nature of the intelligence agent’s report:
“The smears boil down to the seemingly ludicrous claim that, going back five years, the Russians have been working a Machiavellian plot to make Trump their puppet president. Along the way, in order to control him, the Russians have gathered embarrassing information about the President-elect. Moreover, throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump operatives are said to have met secretly with the Russians to plot, scheme, and twist mustaches.” (http://www.dailywire.com/news/12320/cnnbuzzfeed-smear-collapses-trump-attorney-cohen-john-nolte)
My specific point is not about the Russians who categorically deny the existence of subject dozzier nor about the rogue agent who is now in hiding for what reason one can only speculate. It is about the likes of Buzzfeed and CNN who both knew that the story by its very nature does not qualify as news and should not have been presented or even hinted to as news let alone generally publicized. Unless both are in cahoots one way or another with the opponents of the President-elect, whose main objective is clearly to delegitimize and derail Trump’s Presidency. That is how ugly this face is.