CNN’s Kaitlan Collins thought for some reason the aftermath of the Capital Gazette shooting was the right time to demand people stop using the term, ‘fake news’. Even though it appears the motive had nothing to do with that phrase or Trump (no matter how hard some in the media tried to spin it), she thought this made sense.
I don’t want to hear the phrase “fake news” ever again.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 29, 2018
Guess how well it went over, especially coming from someone at CNN.
I don't want to get blamed for shootings I had nothing to do with ever again. We all want things. https://t.co/fj7im0tgfh
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) June 29, 2018
We don’t want to hear stories about Ron Perlman urinating on his hand ever again.
Is that too much to ask?
If you as journalists continue to do a bad job, you will continue to get criticism. No one should permit you to hide behind a tragedy. And yes, Trump also deserves heavy criticism for declaring journalists as “the enemy of the people.” Everyone needs to do better. https://t.co/Xf43ooU3dT
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) June 29, 2018
Both sides need to be better but demanding people stop using a phrase they like to use when they’re already looking for a reason to drag you was probably not the best course of action.
No doubt that had something to do with what happened . . .
— Artsy Person Chicago (@kattlekate3727) June 29, 2018
Definitely. No way it had anything to do with the history the murderer had with the paper going back 6 years. Definitely ignore all his insanity down through the years. Gotta be Trump #MuhNarrative
— Doc Washburn (@DocWashburn) June 29, 2018
What he said.
So start reporting on REAL news for a change.
— H. Lipton (@H_Lipton17) June 29, 2018
Seems simple enough.
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 29, 2018
She totally set herself up for this one.
Work hard to improve your reputation. Work with management to cull out the worst perpetrators of fake news among you. Acosta may be king, but he's not the only one.
— Mike a.k.a. Proof (@ProofBlog) June 29, 2018
Do we have a problem in this country when it comes to a relationship between the media and the people? Yes. Is it to blame for what a monster did in Annapolis, MD? No.
It’s fair for the media to be frustrated with being called ‘fake news’ and at the same time it’s fair that people call them ‘fake news’. We have a lot of work to do to fix this divide that seems even more prevalent than the political one, which says SO MUCH.