Last week, The Washington Post’s media columnist, Margaret Sullivan pontificated on the matter. According to the Post’s homepage teaser, “Trump has ushered in a world without facts. That’s scarier than you think. The president-elect’s inner circle is now utterly dismissing the existence of facts.”
Let’s forget the specifics of Madame Sullivan’s piece, and the rest of the fake news about fake news, and focus on the veracity of the aforesaid claim: that Trump “ushered in a world without facts.”
Not really. Here are few fake news items from the past:
The leftist media “ushered in a world without facts” and was retailing fake news long before Donald Trump ran for president.