Brian Stelter Complains that Trump’s Redefined ‘Fake News’ as a ‘Slur’
STELTER: "Partisans are trying to redefine fake news as an insult, as a slur. Rather than trying to reclaim the term, experts are suggesting we all choose our words more carefully, choose our terms more carefully. This weekend at a conference all about misinformation, Claire Wardle said there’s a spectrum of fake stuff out there. Check this out. Over on the left, you see satire, like “The Daily Show” and The Onion, not intending to hurt anybody. And then, on the right side, these are the worst of all, fabricated content, 100 percent false stories designed to deceive and do harm. Now, she defines fabricated content and that kind of stuff, that’s what we’ve talked about when we say fake news months ago. But as these terms are redefined and exploited for partisan purposes, it is complicated out there."