"Trust us," they say. "We’ll help you navigate Facebook and filter out the fake news stories,” they promise.But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?
A Town Hall meeting hosted by the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jason Chaffetz, in his home state of Utah last night came under attack from a mob of angry liberals demanding that he "Do His Job."
We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news. Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.
Following President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Iranian government announced it would stop using the U.S. dollar “as its currency of choice in its financial and foreign exchange reports,” the local Financial Tribunereported.
After a barrage of complaints over the airing of CNN at an Indiana YMCA, CEO Robert Wanek was forced to change the channel, saying "In order to eliminate perceived political bias associated with national news outlets, the Valparaiso Family YMCA will only be showing local news channels in the future."
Contrary to some media, Prince was no crazy “gold bug” or “Scrooge McDuck” who was “hoarding” gold for Armageddon. Prince’s hard asset portfolio had an allocation to gold of about 2% of his overall portfolio.
In October we noted that the death of Theranos has been long coming - ever since the WSJ' John Carreyrou did a phenomenal job, starting about one year ago, of exposing the fraud that is Clinton Global Initiative-darling Elizabeth Holmes - but now following the second round of massive job cuts, it appears the final nail in the coffin of this 'fake news' unicorn is being struck. As Bloomberg reports, the startup will eliminate 155 more positions, leaving 220 employees (down over 70% from highs).
"The level of disrespect I see for police now, I've never seen it like this in 28 years. The willingness of the bad guy to engage a police officer, I've never, it's just different...Before, they didn't engage the police like they do now."