Minden LA: ‘Real’ news is often left to newspapers

By David Specht

A colleague of mine lamented the fact that the term “fake news” didn’t exist prior to this past presidential election. Now it is the battle cry of certain politicians and members of the media alike. How did we get here?

The idea of fake news isn’t old. In fact it’s been around as long as communication itself. Often disguised as rumor or gossip, fake news has toppled more than its share of relationships, administrations, and companies.

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