[Ads-l] "Fake news"

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 3 00:10:44 EST 2019


It's just possible that any time "news" outlets publish "news" demonstrably false it might conventionally be called "fake."

"Fake news," by that name, was a thing in the 1890s.
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The claim has just been made on Lights out with David Spade that Norm
McDonald originated the phrase, "fake news," when he was the anchor for the
Weekend Update "news" on Saturday Night Live.
 For real?
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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