Fake News and the Winds of Hate Roil the U.S.
Huffington Post - 2 months
There is an ill wind blowing across the nation. Sometimes it is a foul gale, other times just a smelly zephyr. But it is as evil as it is nauseating, as noisome as it is cruel. It blights good fellowship, throttles reasonable discourse, and brings threatening clouds for the future.
Lies, insinuations, fabrications and distortions are not new to politics, but now they have an awesome delivery system: fake news on the Internet.
Fake news likely inspired a man to storm into the public library in Barrington, RI, on Nov. 10, and verbally attack a young patron. Wearing a Trump hat and T-shirt emblazoned with "Racist Cracker 88," he approached her, chanting, "Obama is out! We control this place now!" The librarians called the police, and the man was escorted out." To this buffoon, literacy was akin to elitism, liberalism and moral decay.
A fringe of the already fringy alt-right believes that the election victory of Donald Trump established a new order of self-righteous bigotry, as t
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