Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bogus news

The problem of bogus news is not new. Twenty years ago the comedian Norm MacDonald used the expression "fake news" on SNL. Over the years the approach has proliferated in the late night TV comedy presentations (think John Stewart) much appreciated by young liberals. As a rule I do not watch these shows. because the mix does not appeal to me. But one should remember that this witch's brew has many sources.

Just now Hillary Clinton has been complaining about these fabrications, some of which are indeed egregious.  But perhaps she should look at her own history, which had her voting to support the invasion of Iraq, based on bogus claims of weapons of vast destruction - which did not exist.


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