With many in the media and on the left desperately looking for someone else to blame for Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing loss to Donald Trump, the latest favored narrative is that “fake news” is so rampant it cost Clinton the election. This is, of course, absurd.
With survey after survey proving that public trust in the media is abysmal, how could fake news cost the most well known candidate in modern history an election when people don’t trust the news to begin with
The media recently thought it had its “fake news” smoking gun (no pun intended) when a lunatic walked into a pizza parlor with a gun. The incident apparently began as an internet hoax suggesting Clinton and her campaign chair John Podesta allegedly were involved in a child sex-trafficking ring operating out of the D.C. pizza parlor Comet Ping Pong. Yes, it’s as stupid as it sounds.
The aforementioned lunatic, according to police, went to the parlor to “self-investigate” the conspiracy. No one was hurt.