It’s especially amusing when President Donald Trump refers to his critics as “fake news,” because it was those very liberal outlets who tried to make a fictitious wave of “fake news” an issue in the 2016 campaign (particularly to try to explain the man’s rise, given that it certainly wasn’t their reporting contributing to it).
While they may not literally be making up stories like a tabloid rag, when only seven percent of journalists are Republicans (and an entire zero percent of the White House press corps), their reporting is going to be made to fit within a particular narrative. Even when there’s no facts to support it (as we know is the case in CNN’s endless Russia coverage), pushing the narrative is acceptable to the mainstream media.
Would it be fair to call that kind of narrative manipulation “fake news”? Listen to Andrew Klavan explain below and decide for yourself: