How the Fake News Crisis of 1896 Explains Trump

How the Fake News Crisis of 1896 Explains Trump
By Adrienne LaFrance

January 19, 2017 at 04:07PM
via The Atlantic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theatlantic/TZRn/~3/DqVFRmzhBqs/

“Fake news is everywhere. The power of the press is said to be waning. And because the nation’s most famous populist—the man with his sights on the presidency—can’t trust the lying media, he says, he has no option but to be a publisher himself.

Oh yeah, and the year is 1896.”