Here’s a pattern you can expect to see more of in the future:
- Donald Trump says something.
- Media/Democrats decry his comment as a) untrue b) indiscreet c) unpresidential d) all of the above
- Facts reveal The Donald is correct
Current example, this tweet:
Maybe the PEOTUS reads foreign newspapers like the Daily Mail, who ran this yesterday:
- The Pentagon program that will replace the pair of aging 'Air Force One' planes is already slated to cost $4.265 billion through the year 2021, according to federal budget and procurement documents obtained by DailyMail.com
Apparently these documents are available to the foreign press butt not the domestic MSM who immediately responded to the Tweet with “We found that Trump’s description of the contract lacks some context.” They seem far more concerned with “fake” news – yours and mine butt not theirs – than in the real story of a presidential jet program bearing a $4 billion price tag.
Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill. – The Hill
Savage Chickens by Doug Savage
So there you have it, something both sides of the aisle can agree on: malicious fake news is a bad thing. Although I don’t think that “malicious fake news” means what you think it means.
In related news we find out that sometimes fake news is actually better than the real thing:
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday his family's pet chicken named Hillary died right before the election.
McAuliffe, a Democrat and a top Clinton ally, was asked about his four chickens in an interview with the Atlantic.
"I hate to say this, one chicken died," he said. "About a month before the election, Hillary died."
In this case the “fake news” is simply metaphorical.
As one astute commenter noted: The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network