There’s been lots of talk about “fake news” this last year, but Vox’s Matt Yglesias is laying down a marker about when fake news isn’t a bad thing:
An uncomfortable lesson: Fake news wrongly blaming Ryan for the Speaker’s Lobby dress code was effective at producing much-needed change.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 13, 2017
In other words:
Literally, "it's okay when we do it".
— catduck (@kingxerocole) July 13, 2017
Area leftist says fake news is OK if it accomplishes outcome preferred by leftists. https://t.co/bcqaWPgkBz
— Steve Robinson (@BigSteve207) July 13, 2017
Liberal standard-bearer at Vox making the brave and principled case that "fake news is good when we liberals do it." https://t.co/zM6kh4S15g
— Robert Venosa (@robert_venosa) July 13, 2017
The inevitable conclusion was always going to be fake news is okay if it's a means to an end on our side. pic.twitter.com/IBmlTGvKDa
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 13, 2017
He's always been open about his disdain for the truth.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 13, 2017
What change did it produce, if I may ask?
— OJFL (@ojfl) July 13, 2017
I guess credibility and integrity is a small price to pay for that.
— Ray G. (@rlg100619) July 13, 2017
This assumes that accurate reporting wouldn't have had the same effect https://t.co/H1FQCGFVMv
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 13, 2017
"It's okay that I lied about being sexually abused by my boss because he needed to get fired" https://t.co/kzCUrGhvY3
— Hello, Friend (@ItsActuallyHim) July 13, 2017
1. "It's ok if we do it."
2. "Only achievable through lying & slandering the side we don't like"
So gross… https://t.co/BzR2SrRNZ4
— ⒶⓊⒸⒽⒾⓏⒶⒹ (@AUChizad) July 13, 2017
1. This is spot on until the "at producing much-needed change" conclusion.
2. This is how Trump won. https://t.co/Rk6YnOP2im
— Lionel Mandrake (@LMandrakeJr) July 13, 2017
"Our lying & wrongly smearing ppl as evil is totally fine, because we stand on morals or something!!! 150/hr minimum wage YAAAAA!" https://t.co/e4k2NbOxIt
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) July 13, 2017