Now the political scapegoat for the actions of a madman is “fake news.” The Democrats have already applied the term to encompass a vast array of stories rooted in reality — albeit damaging for them.
The proposal raises a question: Who gets to decide what is true and what can be posted?
And some who are experts on the First Amendment note that fake news started a long time ago, when outlets such as Rolling Stone reported on a rape that didn’t happen on the campus of the University of Virginia.
Or when people got their news from “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report.” Liberals and Democrats loved those shows during the last decade, because they tended to skewer Republicans and President George W. Bush. – READ MORE