The term, “fake news” isn’t going anywhere soon according to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump. In a statement on Monday, Gorka explained that they will continue using the term “fake news” until the news agencies understand that attacking the President is wrong.
There is a monumental desire on behalf of the majority of the media, not just pollsters, the majority of the media to attack a newly elected President in the second week of his term,” Gorka told radio host Michael Medved. This has been an issue that seems to be invisible to most people.
Gorka continued saying, “That’s how unhealthy the situation is and until the media understands how wrong that attitude is, and how it hurts their credibility, we are going to continue to say, ‘fake news.’ I’m sorry, Michael. That’s the reality.
It’s no surprise that the Trump administration has used the term on several occasions to describe the news agencies that don’t back up their statements with credible evidence. CNN addressed an interesting part of the interview saying:
“Earlier in the interview, Gorka was asked by Medved whether he would acknowledge that the administration’s controversial statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day was ‘at least questionable in being the first such statement in many years that didn’t recognize that Jewish extermination was the chief goal of the Holocaust.”‘
“Gorka replied by calling criticism of the statement “asinine,” arguing that it was motivated by the media’s desire to attack Trump.”
“It’s a Holocaust remembrance statement,” Gorka said. “No, I’m not going to admit it. Because it’s asinine. It’s absurd. You’re making a statement about the Holocaust. Of course it’s about the Holocaust because that’s what the statement’s about. It’s only reasonable to twist it if your objective is to attack the President.”
Gorka ended the interview with a bashing of a caller who said, “every time you call everything fake news, it just turns everyone except your hardcore fans off…not everything’s fake news.”
“You know, I would beg to differ,” Gorka said in retaliation. “Every single organization that generates these kinds of stories comes from the same clique of media that predicted that Hillary (Clinton) would win and that Brexit wouldn’t occur. I know what fake news is. And it’s coming from those organizations. It’s time that you yourself understood that as well.”
Can you say mic drop? While there is a vast majority of false news, we can’t assume everything is. Do your homework, check sources, and don’t give up being a truth seeker! What do you think about the decision to keep using the term “fake news?” Let us know below!