Here is the best counter to the "fake news" phenomenon I have yet seen:
Throughout history, government officials have tried to stop “fake news” through various means before it was published.
The crime of the peddlers of fake news: failing to acknowledge that those in power were perfect saints.
For example, Socrates was killed in 399 BC for spreading “fake news”.
His crime: “Failing to acknowledge the gods that the [mainstream media of the day] acknowledges”.
William Tyndale was killed in 1536 for spreading “fake news”.
His crime: Translating the Bible into English so that everyone could read it for themselves, and no longer had to rely on the clergy to tell them what it said.
In 1616 and 1633, Galileo was tried for spreading “fake news”.
His crime: Saying that the Earth rotates around the Sun.
Scores of people have been killed over the centuries for spreading “fake news”.
Their crime: Saying anything that the church authorities of the day disliked.
In 1773, Ben Franklin was fired as colonial Postmaster General for spreading “fake news”.
His crime: Informing the American Colonists about what the British were really doing.
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Don't let people like Obama ad-Dajjal, Cass Sunstein, Hillary Clinton, and Jeff Bezos complete the destruction of US journalism. Speak freely, write freely, publish freely, and let these petty dictators be damned.