Faking out the Media
If you don’t want to participate in the news stories of this network, then don’t come on and participate.
And, moments later, he cut the show short to shut the guest up.
Not text book “journalism.” But I can understand why Lemon decided he’d had enough.
The guest was Paris Dennard (above, left), a former staffer in the George W. Bush administration, and he was doing one of those numbers Trump supporters do on the media. He was trying to make out that Lemon’s interview with him – yes the one they were doing at that very moment – was “fake news.”
How annoying is that?
If you have been following the Trump campaign, you must know who is spreading “fake news.” It’s Trump and his acolytes, of course.
From “alternative facts” to supporters supposedly representing the African American community (but actually promoting a defunct criminal cult) the Trump propaganda machine sprays lies with abandon.
I’m sure the Trump propagandists don’t expect you and me to believe their obvious lies. They’re counting on the low-information Americans, who are easily confused.
And if they can spread enough confusion, they can discredit the entire news industry – real and fake.
It’s an old trick but it works.
The best thing to do is what Lemon did. Stop listening.