Fake News has had the best year ever.
The NFL? Hollywood? Their year sucked. But Fake News (in the most broadest sense) pretty much ran 2017. The president would accuse the media of it anytime they said something mean about him. The media responded with: more fake news. Little did media know they just wrote the punchline to all their own jokes. Plot twist: media is the joke.
Take this Newsweek article for example: “Merry Christmas” is now apparently a code phrase for White Nationalism. Yes, capitalized. Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen discussed it on the “Joe Rogan Experience.”
TRIGGER WARNING: Yes, there’s some anti-MAGA stuff contained in this clip. It’s ok. You won’t melt hearing it. It’s all part of the broader point being made.
Callen made a point that I think describes a lot of us.
I have to say. The mainstream media – and I’ve never been a fan of Trump – but the way they treat him with this kind of stuff. That I constantly hear this petty s*** about the way he drinks water and stuff. It’s made me more sympathetic.
Only an entity as incompetent as the mainstream media could combat a president who hates them in a way that makes more people, who also don’t like Trump, sympathetic to Trump. It’s equal parts funny and pathetic. Like Nancy Pelosi trying to be taken seriously. Or Nancy Pelosi at a track meet. Gearing up to sprint the 200 meter dash. Stretching. Yeah, you’d watch that crap. But you’re not feeling any pride.
Get this. While Rogan et al were recording this podcast, Newsweek did it again.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 26, 2017
Another Newsweek headline doing nothing for the credibility of the news industry as a whole. This headline is grossly misleading… https://t.co/73m7vWaj8Y
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) December 26, 2017
You are the WORST @Newsweek — Reality: @FLOTUS gave final approval for the rotting, dead, and dangerous tree to be removed after several attempts and efforts were made to save it. She did so after being informed that it posed a serious safety risk.
But ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/meJlPs2ReZ
— CRTV (@CRTV) December 27, 2017
So cheers to you, Fake News. You’re the MVP of 2017.
I can’t wait to see what you hit us with in 2018.