THIS is Why Trust in the ‘Fake News’ Media is Almost Zero

Let’s be very clear about this from the start: most of the things reported on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and every other major broadcaster are basically true. What makes the term “fake news” an accurate criticism — particularly for outlets like CNN — is how news events are framed during the broadcast.

Border control agents did indeed fire tear gas into a crowd of migrants. The so-called caravan did in fact include some women and children. But if CNN is your only news source, you’ve been led to believe that they make up a plurality or perhaps even a majority of the crowd. However, even known liberal reporters were forced to admit that the migrant caravan which arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border from Honduras was primarily filled with young men — economic migrants, not refugees. This is where the term “fake news” comes from.

It isn’t always what the talking heads say that makes it “fake news” — more often, it’s what they don’t say. They didn’t tell you that border control agents have been using tear gas to fend off violent invaders for years. They didn’t tell you that they agents responded in kind only after being pelted with rocks thrown by the more violent members of the caravan.

Honesty in news media is essential for a free society to function. Right now, most outlets are not holding up their end of the bargain.

~ Facts Not Memes

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