Fake News and Russia

My latest column is live at AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

1461691866In their shock and awe at the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, Democrats are flailing wildly for any excuse to overthrow the results of November’s election, so that they can end the Trump nightmare and coronate Her Highness Hillary Clinton as Supreme Empress of the Socialist States of America.

Their apoplexy over losing this election seems to know no bounds. In the immediate aftermath, we saw major protests, and even some riots in major US cities (which, ironically, were mostly populated by Clinton supporters). It has reached the point now where they are literally attempting a coup, trying to influence the Electoral College to overturn the results of the election.

Unfortunately, the two allegations that have gained the most traction in the mainstream media don’t seem to be going away anytime soon: Fake News and Russia hacked our election!

As I wrote recently, the fake news phenomenon is real, and it’s something that we should all be on the lookout for. But when Democrats cite fake news as a factor in the election, what they really seem to be saying is “The media shouldn’t have been so focused on Hillary Clinton’s scandals.” You see, last year when Kevin McCarthy pointed out that the Benghazi Committee hearings were having a negative effect on Hillary’s poll numbers, what Democrats heard was “Kevin McCarthy just admitted that the entire Benghazi Committee is politically motivated to stop Hillary!” In the days and weeks following McCarthy’s appearance on Hannity, the left-wing media ramped up that rhetoric, taking his statement severely out of context, and building their own “fake news” narrative around it. This seems to have given them an excuse to dismiss every negative piece of news about Hillary…so as more and more news came out about Hillary’s massive negligence with her personal email server, or her use of the Clinton Foundation to sell access back when the was Secretary of State, the Left just wrote it off as baseless attacks by the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.”

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