The Fake News Awards
So, the The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards are now available and they are, well, underwhelming. Ends up they are a list of errors at a GOP blog. While there are a few that are clearly significant mistakes (such as the Brian Ross mistake about Michael Flynn), a lot of them are simply inconsequential (like the fish feeding bit in Japan).
As a blog post, it is quite lame. First, it comes across as a lame Buzzfeed list. Second, it does not even demonstrate basic blogging skills that one might jave expected in the early days of Blogspot. Note how above I provided links for readers who might want to understand the Ross or fish stories? Well, no such technical wonders used by the Fake News Awards. Further, like the old days, the site initially couldn’t handle the traffic.
I know this deserves a deeper discussion of the threat posed by a president who is directly attacking the free press, but for now I am honestly stunned at how pathetic this is. Considering that the President and his supporters have been carrying on about “fake news” for well over year, you would think they could compile a better list than this. It is as if all the “fake news” talk is nonsense or something.