Inventor of Fake News, Dan Rather, Starts Online Campaign to Combat Fake News
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Dan Rather, the former CBS News anchor turned media critic, says that he’ll lead the charge against “fake news”
Rather, who has amassed a huge social media following becoming a harsh critic of Donald Trump’s campaign and, now, administration, says he will try to translate that grassroots upswell into a real life fight against “alternative facts.” The project is called “News & Guts” and Rather says it will provide an important check on media, and “demand better” from news outlets.
“In an era of fake news, false equivalence, and too much fluff, let’s take a stand together to demand better, and bring attention to all those doing great work,” Rather noted in his post announcing the project.
Rather says News and Guts will also feature original reporting, from a trustworthy, respectable group of reporters, led by the news man himself.
Of course, Rather has plenty of experience with fake news. Perhaps he’s counting on his own unique familiarity with the phenomenon to help him better identify when the media commits fatal errors.