Fake News

“Fake news!  Fake news!”  Just about the whole world has heard those words hurled at media in recent weeks by a head-of-state.  And media has fought back in what would look like a protracted word war.  That war is even threatening to escalate into physical violence!

Who’s to tell what’s fake and what’s real?   Why do some people talk about “true facts” — insinuating that there are “false facts?”  But a “fact” is fact because it is true!  The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “fact” as “something that truly exists or happens.”  Otherwise, the thing is mere “fiction”  — not real or actual.  Fake!  A product merely of one’s imagination!

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