To celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we have chosen three of our favorite fake news stories from the mainstream media. There were countless numbers to choose from.
Our Job to Control the Facts
MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel was an eyeopener as the hosts bemoaned the fact that Donald Trump is trying to control what people think when it’s their job.
Host Mika Brzezinski is concerned that President Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” and have “his own set of facts”. Mostly, she’s afraid he wants to “actually control exactly what people think” when that’s “our job”. Joe Scarborough responded at one point saying that it puts Trump on par with Mussolini and Lenin.
It’s their job to act like Mussolini.
The Media’s Job Is to Oppose Donald Trump
The media’s job is to serve as the opposition to Donald Trump, according to the brother of the New York governor Andrew Cuomo. For those who thought media were supposed to be fair and balanced, think again guys! They are there to oppose Republicans.
Only the Media Can Read Wikileaks
During the election, CNN’s Cuomo also said that only the media is allowed to read and interpret the leaked Wikileaks emails.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 9, 2016