Look at You, You’re the Fake News Now

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The meme war continues to twist and turn mere days into 2017, and Trump continues to ravage the left at trans-dimensional backgammon. I know, I know; ascribing Trump’s broadsides to 4-D chess is overused and generally a big-if-true kind of deduction, but hear me out.

The mainstream media came up with the “fake news” moniker to describe the horribly bad clickbait outlets that were posting sensationalized lies on real-ish sounding URLs during the 2016 election. For example, if you read that Hillary Clinton had been arrested from a site with a URL like abcnewsnow(.)com, and then proceeded to share it on Facebook and Twitter, you got pranked. A lot of low information conservatives, especially boomers, had a propensity for consuming fake news, and discrediting those blatantly false sources thus also served to discredit the politics of the people who were reading them.

Because perception matters more than reality, the ideology of those baited was ridiculed as something as stupid as its lowest-information followers. The meme became that Trump voters were a bunch of village idiots being fed a steady diet of fake news from Russian shills or something like that. But liberals expanded fake news to include just about anything conservatives believed about Clinton, terrorism, illegal immigration, etc. In doing so they created their own fake news mindset, where truth mattered far less than weaponized perceptions.

But those people lost; Trump won. And now he’s beginning to turn the screws on them. At his first press conference this year, he rejected the questioning of a mewling CNN reporter, labeling the outlet as “fake news.” The linguistic kill-shot has returned. Just as the patriots melted down statues of the king to make ammunition, Trump has taken the left’s memes away from them.

Archetypal numale journalist Christopher Hayes tweeted his reaction succinctly, “Congratulations everyone who ironically used fake news. You won. Lol nothing matters. Epistemic nihilism 4eva.”

Indeed. Fake news is not originally Trump’s phrase, but he is going to own it now. We’re not in “post-truth” politics, we’ve just finally arrived at the logical conclusion of all this post-modernist deconstructionist bullshit. That is to say, anything is true and false.

Fake news is now something the right can use to attack with. When CNN and Buzzfeed promoted (un)intelligence agency leaks that claimed Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on him in Moscow, they went off the deep end. Watersportsgate is not going to stop the inauguration; it’s fake news. Only diehard anti-Trump election deniers really buy into it. More incredibly, this fake news plays into the scatological obsessions of the very same people who shriek at the terms “lying press” and “America First.” Obviously whoever came up with this was a Weimar deviant:

However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the
Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit
personal obsesslons and sexual perversion in order to obtain
suitable ‘kompromat’ [compromising material] on him. According to
Source D, where s/he had been present, (perverted) conduct in
Moscow included hiring the presidential suite ofthe Ritz Carlton Hotel,
where he knew President and OBAMA {whom he hated] had stayed
on one ottherr orhcial trips to Russia, and deriling the bed where they had
slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’
(urination) show in front of him. The hotel was known to be under FSE
control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms [sic, probably scan-to-text error]

How long before Trump gets labeled anti-semitic (again) for using fake news as a synonym for luegenpresse? Because that is how he is meme-ing this. Trump, it seems, did not care in the slightest about the original usage; he took a familiar buzzword and re-purposed it. Fake news now means media outlets that put out anti-Trump hit pieces while claiming to be unbiased. Functionally he is being as vicious to the press as he was before, but now he is using their own slander against them. And it is use that assigns meaning in our deconstructed world and not form, not any innate or inherent essence. Try as they might to argue that Trump is #NotMyPresident, they cannot strip his office of its power over perception. If the president of the United States says something—right or wrong, earnestly or in bad faith, true or false—the world listens.

This is quantum jenga. Trump is taking their meme and leaving them with Pissgate. This is going to seriously discredit them (or it should). Trump should instruct his administration to refuse access to these kinds of outlets. CNN literally confirmed for Buzzfeed tier. Look at how fake you are. I’ll bet you won’t even engage in self-criticism.

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The fake news meme will become the property of the right, bigly. Liberals are not going to use Trumpisms, words and expressions fouled by the stain of fascist nazi white supremacist patriarchy. When they protest that you are Literally Hitler™ for using the term “fake news,” give them a friendly wave and remind them just who started this. We’ll be exchanging that pawn for a queen, thank you very much.

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13 Responses to Look at You, You’re the Fake News Now

  1. Steel T Post says:

    Watching the Trickster God Trump is as fun as watching Bugs Bunny. 🙂

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  2. Michael Adkins says:

    A hoordrager (and friends) stoops to conquer. CNN’s Micheal Smer’con’ish wants to know the other America. Might I ask him to spare us the effort because his stench is rather strong*.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2017/01/10/i-want-to-get-to-know-the-other-half-of-america.html

    I suggest reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg and the writings of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz and then ponder why the sudden interest in Appalachia?

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  3. RonaldB says:

    The “fake news” label was even more sinister than was presented here. It was used, and criticized by Hillary Clinton and Obama in an obvious prelude to setting up some government-run filter for news. Obviously, the only news which could pass unscathed was news suitable to the left. This was a gathering of resources for another shot at the first amendment.

    And Trump has trumped them beautifully. Whatever the tactics of the situation, the strategy is to keep the freedom of expression which has served Trump so well, not to mention the real American people.

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  4. IronPill says:

    The “fake news” narrative goes unquestioned in Germany, where the Cathedral Media makes it sound as if any day now, Facebook should swoop in and save Germans from the evil fake news.

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  5. Michael Adkins says:

    Yet, we have many who would love to ‘filter’ our news just as it’s done in Europe.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2017/01/12/column-cyberspace-is-a-universe-that-lacks-laws-cops.html

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  6. Pseudo-chrysostom says:

    When i first heard to term ‘fake news’, my immediate reaction was that it was a raspberry at mainstream media (like the good old Lugenpresse).

    When it was further elaborated as an attempt by leftshits to discredit non-leftshit priests and sermon outlets, i felt like there was a gut-level incongruence there, that one fit much easier than the other.

    I was certain that that would end up backfiring on them; that it can be *made* to back fire on them. Such a meme could most easily have the effect of broadly devalidating all news *in general*; and broadly devalidating all news in general in the current year will have what you might call a significant ‘disparate impact’, with regards to what, *to who*, it affects more. If all news is fake news, then people will get their information from their friends and indonesian finger painting boards instead.

    ‘Fake news’ portends to be an egregious own goal on the part of the left; by all means, take the ball and run with it.

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  7. The Bagman says:

    Perhaps optimistic. MSM-consumers with triple-digit IQs are those who apologize for their privilege after being beat up at BLM events and who take up donations for refugees at their own raped-and-murdered daughters’ funerals.

    For them, fake just means outside-the-narrative. Cognitive dissonance requires cognition as a prequisite.

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  8. Lavada says:

    Nelson Rockefeller stated this back in the mid 1960’s in an interview with Foreign Affairs magazine, the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, long regarded as America’s “unelected rulers.”
    M=m3 Manipulation = Money x Media x Manpower.

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