The “We love Hilary. Trump sucks” equates the term “alternative news” (used by Trump’s right hand woman when talking about the size of the inauguration crowd) with “fake news”. They have a point on the issue of the size of the crowds going by the photos.
But isn’t this a good example of the proper use of the term “alternative news”?
Mr Spicer said it was “unquestionable” that Mr Trump’s inauguration “was the most watched” ever.
Although Ronald Reagan’s was top in terms of television figures, attracting 41.8 million viewers, Mr Spicer pointed out that the 30.6 million who tuned in to see Mr Trump take the oath of office did not include the millions who watched the ceremony online.
(Extract from a BBC report)
The usual suspects are dissing this argument but really I can’t follow what they are trying to say. All I know is that they are not calling this “fake news” and this I suspect makes them madder.
The Trumpeters are telling a lot of lies but the “We love Hilary” MSM (because they are so emotional that Trump Triumphant cocked a snook at them and won) are letting the Trumpeters get away with murder.
From NYT Dealbook on another reason ehy MSM is so upset:
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION
By BRENDAN NYHAN
As one would-be controversy rapidly succeeds another, it’s clear that there’s only so much the news media and the public can focus on at once.