Liberals who thought it fun to laugh at fake news shows now see them as a problem?
“Fake news” hysteria just the latest form of elite paternalismThis is an excellent piece on the liberals' latest excuse for losing. Liberals pioneered fake news with comedians making fun of conservatives. When the tables were turned by young conservatives making fun of them all of a sudden it was "fake news" that must be stopped.
Zuckerberg has said he’ll look into ways to identify misinformation, but scoffed at the “fake news” theory of the election. “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience,” he said after the election. “I think there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could have voted the way they did is because they saw some fake news.”
Zuckerberg hit the nail on the head. Rather than deal with the lack of connection that Clinton and Democrats made with voters — including in House, Senate, and state legislative races — Democrats and the media would prefer to reject those voters as hicks and rubes who can’t tell the difference between facts and opinions, and between false stories and facts. It goes beyond a lack of empathy; it’s outright contempt.