Did You Know?
One of the first high-profile examples of “fake news” occurred 11 years ago, carried out by, at the time, one of the most respected men in news, Dan Rather. He published a report two months before the election on George W. Bush shirking his Air National Guard duties. The report was based on 30-year-old memo from one of Bush’s superior officers. It soon came out that the memo was produced in Times New Roman font in Microsoft Word, which didn’t exist at the time of the memo. Also the cited author had retired before the date the memo was written. A journalism 101 student probably would have caught the fraud, but today’s mainstream media have never been about quality reporting, only destroying those with whom they disagree. To this day, Dan Rather will not admit his mistake.
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The optimist says we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. — James Cabell