Post-election airwaves and publications today are filled with bad news, good news, and fake news.
The bad news is ‘fake news’ is very real. The good news is fake news is nothing new. The even better news for gold and silver stackers is they have learned to live with decades of fake news about sound money.
You already know all about fake news. It used to go by other names – lies, propaganda, false advertising, and brainwashing, to name a few. Now we can add polling results and agenda-driven predictions to that list.
Fake News Is a Cover Story
The term ‘fake news’ is a recent invention by mainstream liberal media to cover their asterisks after choking on pitifully biased presidential election coverage.
It’s an old political tactic – accuse everyone else of whatever you’re guilty of. Easier to disguise lousy journalism if everyone's doing it.
The story spawning the term ‘fake news’ was a Washington Post analysis charging that Russia interfered with the presidential election, including using leaked emails to pound Hillary Clinton.
The Post accused a couple hundred news publishers of being treasonous liars. The pushback quickly piled up, some of it surprisingly harsh from mainstream media.