Fox News reported; “Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday afternoon took aim at a mainstream news article, dismissing it as ‘gossip.’
Donald Trump, Jr. had a perfect comeback for the young rep-elect.
“Welcome to our world… You think that’s bad? Imagine what it’s like when they actually hate you,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, retweeting Ocasio-Cortez.
As much as I may disagree with Ocasio-Cortez on political issues, she is spot on in her criticism of the media which is currently running a mock in the Western world.
In a time of falling profits in the news industry, the pressure of filling a 24-hour news cycle, as well as millennial-aged reporters heck-bent on being on the cutting edge of the next civil rights issue (a lifestyle our public school system taught them to idolize), journalists have begun making stories up and then piecing together a story to confirm their fantasy no matter who they have to hurt or destroy to do so.
What’s the solution? When reading the news always check their sources (if any are given) and check their sources’, sources! If no sources, or false sources, are given stopping reading that news site!
Boycott fake news and bias social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Boycott the companies advertising with them and politely let both the fake news source and the companies know exactly why you are boycotting them.
Ultimately, the power still rests with us, the consumers. Starve the beast and put all your energy toward the good.