During a Thursday speech honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lamented the “epidemic of malicious fake news” the progressive left is working so hard to make real.
Clinton said the scene that unfolded last week when an armed manned entered the Washington DC pizzeria at the center of the bizarre “pizzagate” allegations and fired a shot is proof that so-called fake news is putting lives at risk.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said.
The former secretary of state, who blamed her presidential loss on “fake news,” continued: “This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
Clinton then insisted that fake news is a national problem “that must be addressed and addressed quickly.”
Clinton’s beef, however, isn’t with fake news—it’s with free speech.
After all, Clinton has been a huge promoter of actual fake news over the years. From bimbo eruptions to the Benghazi video, the former first lady has made a career out of media manipulation.
I wrote about that in a column back in September.
The media that political elites like Clinton are able to manipulate via relationships with wealth owners is an asset to political insiders, media that can’t be controlled is a massive liability.
No one knows this better than Clinton. Alternative media nearly got her husband kicked out of the White House when it blew the top off of his sex scandal. Once the cat was out of the bag, there was only so much Clinton big media friends could do to wag the dog.
Now, alternative media cost Clinton her own shot at sitting in the Oval Office by covering scandals the mainstreamers wouldn’t.
Clinton’s argument that fake news puts lives at risk because one idiot carried a gun into a pizza shop requires us to accept that free speech should be limited to avoid confusing the least intelligent among us. It also requires us to accept that all news which isn’t elitist-approved is untrue.
That’s exactly how North Korea’s media works.
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