[Ads-l] "Fake news"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 3 22:10:50 EST 2019


> "Fake news," by that name, was a thing in the 1890s.

So, unreal. Tks.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:10 AM Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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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.
-Mark Twain

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