Since the disclosure of the “fake” news that has been around the web I have been having fun with the subject.
There is a whole philosophical debate (if you can call it that) around what is and what is not “fake” news…or better yet what is the truth.
Let me say here…I have NO love for most of the MSM…..to me they are nothing more than the agents of propaganda….their articles should be checked carefully for accuracy…..
(God I love that ‘toon!)
When I read this article I found it interesting….perhaps my readers will also….
U.S. mainstream media sees itself as the definer of what’s true and what’s “propaganda,” but has gotten lost in a fog of self-delusion and is now the principal purveyor of “post-truth” news, writes Nicolas J S Davies.
For several months, Western officials and media outlets repeated thousands of times that there were between 250,000 and 300,000 civilians trapped under Syrian and Russian bombardment in East Aleppo. Western reports rarely mentioned the Syrian government’s estimate that there were only one-third that number of civilians in the rebel-controlled enclave – nor that its estimates were solidly based on what it had found in Homs and other rebel-held areas after it restored state control.
We now live in a “post-truth” world…get use to it!