If you could pick the two least reliable spokespeople to discuss fake news, they’d be Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton, each of whom were nearly killed in separate, yet fictional events overseas.
Both are featured in articles on Breitbart’s Big Journalism.
Fake journalist Brian Williams, who was suspended from the NBC Nightly Newsanchor slot for reporting fake news and lost the job altogether — and is now relegated to an MSNBC position — slammed fake news on MSNBC on Thursday.
“Fake news played a role in this election and continues to find a wide audience,” Williams said, before attacking retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn—President-elect Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser—and Breitbart News Network.
Hillary Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill to warn the world about “fake news,” explaining that Americans learned of the “real world consequences” of it in 2016.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences,” Clinton said. “This isn’t about politics or bipartisanship. Lives are at risk.”
If the lie can be sold that the major TV networks and newspapers have real news and the conservative news outlets have fake news, then either folks will be convinced to turn towards the MSM, or the effort to regulate news will begin. The problems with the plan? The people already know they can’t trust the newspapers and TV news. As for believing anything Mrs. Clinton says? The jury delivered that verdict last month.