A Series on Journalism and How Fake News Infected Us: Part 2

Posted: April 19, 2017 in Fake News, Guest Commentary
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This is Part 2 of Ahuelon’s excellent series on Journalism and FAKE NEWS.

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Brian Willams, Stephen Glass, Chris Cuomo, CNN, NBC, and CBS all have history involving FAKE News.  Some lost jobs, some lost credibility.  The public was cheated in all cases.

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I have  five examples, with  two different motives, for stooping low enough to offer fake news. The first four  fall in the category  of self promoting one’ own importance,  The last exhibits  the desire to deceive people from truth for political reasons.  The second seems more arrogant as it strongly indicates a lack of respect for his audience  by assuming they are stupid or naive.

In 1976 Jayson Thoma Blair resigned from a newspaper in the wake of plagiarism and fabrication charges involving some of his stories.  I guess fake news has been around a long time.

Number two on my list is Stephen Glass. He worked for The New Republic.  A movie,  Shattered Glass, dramatized his demise.  Stephen published articles that…

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  1. ahuelon says:

    Thanks for your support.

  2. Richard Forscutt says:

    They have crawled into bed with the Democratic Party. The major networks are now editorial news rather than reporting the news. Academia and the mainstream media are now the pillars of the Democratic Party, not the working class Americans that use to identify with Democrats.

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