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Excellent Part 2. The oil always rises to the top.
Brian Willams, Stephen Glass, Chris Cuomo, CNN, NBC, and CBS all have history involving FAKE News. Some lost jobs, some lost credibility. The public was cheated in all cases.
I have five examples, with two different motives, for stooping low enough to offer fake news. The first four fall in the category of self promoting one’ own importance, The last exhibits the desire to deceive people from truth for political reasons. The second seems more arrogant as it strongly indicates a lack of respect for his audience by assuming they are stupid or naive.
In 1976 Jayson Thoma Blair resigned from a newspaper in the wake of plagiarism and fabrication charges involving some of his stories. I guess fake news has been around a long time.
Number two on my list is Stephen Glass. He worked for The New Republic. A movie, Shattered Glass, dramatized his demise. Stephen published articles that…
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