“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
In just two days, the United States of America will have a new president; an individual who is bombastic, racist, misogynistic, and is incapable of speaking the truth.
He has taken on the press, and is repeating a statement over and over, that any news outlet which does not agree with his outrageous comments, is a fake news organization. Repeat it enough times and those whose blind faith got Donald Trump elected, will believe it.
To state that CNN is a fake news organization is a grandiose lie. CNN, unlike Fox News and Breitbart, does not blindly accept anything which Mr. Trump spews.
Jeremy Peters of the New York Times stated:
“The C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the White House may all agree that Russia was behind the hacking that interfered with the election. But that was of no import to the website Breitbart News, which dismissed reports on the intelligence assessment as “left-wing fake news.”
Rush Limbaugh has diagnosed a more fundamental problem. “The fake news is the everyday news” in the mainstream media, he said on his radio show recently. “They just make it up.”
Some supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump have also taken up the call. As reporters were walking out of a Trump rally this month in Orlando, Fla., a man heckled them with shouts of “Fake news!”.
If Americans continue down this path of allowing their new President to repeat the same falsehoods over and over, I dare say the days of Hitler taking over control of the media are not far behind.