Blowback: CNN Pushes Plan To "Ban The Term 'Fake News'"

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via,

CNN is now pushing an effort to “ban the term fake news” after the slogan became synonymous with CNN itself thanks to President Donald Trump.

In a CNN opinion piece written by Hossein Derakhshan and Claire Wardle, who are affiliated with the globalist Council of Europe, the authors argue that the term “fake news” has “become meaningless” and lost its power because politicians (primarily Donald Trump) have hijacked it as a way to “undermine” the media establishment.

The authors decry the fact that many people now believe the mainstream media peddles “fabricated stories” and that information monopolies are being challenged by the ability for “anyone in the world” to have a platform.

Complaining that “less powerful agents can harm large institutions or established individuals,” Derakhshan and Wardle warn that trust in institutions is declining and that only through intervention at the level of “public education” (ie indoctrination) can this be reversed.

Of course, the real reason media elites want to clamp down on the term “fake news” is because its original intention, to smear and discredit opponents of Hillary Clinton, right of center media outlets, and people who distrust the mainstream media, has completely backfired.

This was illustrated yet again by Donald Trump’s tweet earlier today when he suggested that a “fake news trophy” should be awarded to the network that has been responsible for the most inaccurate reporting.

“Fake news” was one of many excuses trotted out after November last year to push the narrative that President Trump’s election was somehow illegitimate.

In reality, a major Stanford University study found that “even the most widely circulated fake news stories were seen by only a small fraction of Americans,” and that the most widely believed fake news stories were those that benefited Hillary Clinton.

Fake news had virtually no impact on the election, but the establishment media weaponized the term as part of an agenda to silence and censor voices of dissent, including media platforms, that had opposed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

In addition, mainstream media news coverage in the weeks leading up to the election was 91% negative towards Trump, according to a study by the Media Research Center.

The Podesta emails also revealed how mainstream journalists were completely in bed with the Clinton campaign and even ran stories by them before publication.

The “fake news” narrative has completely backfired on the political establishment and the media because it has acted as a boomerang, showing the mainstream media to be the most consistently dishonest entity of all.

Is it any wonder therefore that the political class is now so keen to retire the term altogether?


Beam Me Up Scotty johngaltfla Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:00 Permalink

Its not about fake news at all.  Its about this:  Truth is Treason, in an Empire of Lies.These people want to LIE to justify their political ends.  The ends justify the means.  Fuck....them...all.  Too bad for them George Orwell didn't spell it out in 1984.  They just  thought they could spoon feed the masses their bullshit and it would be taken without question.  They won't fuck that up next time. 

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nmewn Beam Me Up Scotty Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:49 Permalink

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ulterior motives of the "main stream press" but were afraid to ask, writ large for the world to see.I just can't wait for the NYT's and WaPo, LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press and Des Moines goose wrapper to come down on CNN with their righteous free speech and press indignation for ever proposing such a thing!Yeah...and they're screaming for ice water in hell and that ain't happenin either.Fix the target, vocalize it and then neutralize it, with extreme prejudice ;-)

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DarthVaderMentor Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:44 Permalink

CNN is right. The term "Fake News" implies no intention. The term "Fraud News" is actually better. "Fraud News" describes more accurately the true intent of CNN. CNN has decided to propagate false news concerning Trump and those who oppose the Democratic globalist socialist agenda intentionally.

Whatta Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:40 Permalink that opinion piece isn't throwing fuel onto the fire of #Fakenews calling#Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews#FakenewsFuq you CNN, produce unbiased and truthful news and we'll talk. Until then #Fakenews#Fakenews#Fakenews

biker_trash Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:42 Permalink

CNN thinks they can social engineer their way back to prominence by attempting to control language in the Internet age. They appear incapable of learning from previous failures. What a bunch of clueless morons.