Thursday, February 15, 2018

Owning Fake News

Via Scott Adams, a look at how Donald Trump turned the phrase "Fake News" against those aligned against him.
Attkisson declared that "the whole thing smacked of the roll-out of a propaganda campaign." Attkisson added, "But something happened that nobody expected. The anti-fake news campaign backfired. Each time advocates cried fake news, Donald Trump called 'fake news' until he'd co-opted the term so completely that even those who [were] originally promoting it started running from it -- including the Washington Post, which she noted later backed away from using the term.
A great hostile takeover by Trump.

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