News ID: 240504
Published: 0720 GMT March 22, 2019

Analyst: It's not fake news; it's simply yellow journalism

Analyst: It's not fake news; it's simply yellow journalism

US President Donald Trump is correct in the overall denunciation of the news media as fake, but a much better and more accurate term for it is yellow journalism, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday after Trump described the mainstream media as "fake news" and the "absolute enemy" of the people and the country, Press TV reported.

Trump renewed his attacks on mainstream media on Tuesday. He labeled the "Fake News Media" as "dishonest" and "corrupt," lamenting that "there has never been a time like this in American History."

“Donald Trump has been calling the news media ‘fake news’ for as long as Joseph Goebbels has been dead but for the wrong reasons. To him, any negative news about him is fake. We’re not sure if he actually believes such reports are lies or it’s his way of maintaining a Trump brand in some fashion. But he is correct in the overall denunciation of the news media as fake. However, there’s a much better and more accurate term: yellow journalism,” Hoenig sqaid.

“Anti-Maduro fascists blew up a humanitarian truck in Columbia and a CNN reporter claimed to have been a witness, only he attributed it to Maduro forces, something even the war-mongering New York Times acknowledged. NPR refers to Maduro as a dictator, even though there are tens of thousands of protesters in the streets against him and the opposition pretty much controls the media. So much for a dictatorship,” he stated. 

“Rockets land in Tel Aviv but nothing on the daily slaughter of Palestinians in the American media, which we can learn about from such journalists as Amira Hass and Gideon Levy of Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper,” he said.

“President Obama’s roundtables for health care purposely excluded single payer advocates, something the main stream media seemed never to have heard of. And of course Trump’s biggest beef with the media, collusion with Russia. To all in the media, it is a fact that Russia hacked the DNC, something not only not proven, but even those in the intelligence agencies acknowledge they have no hard evidence of it and others, such as William Binney, NSA whistleblower, have shown how it could not have been hacked. That the information leaked to WikiLeaks shows corruption of the electoral process by the Clinton team and the DNC are as unspoken as Joe Biden’s groping of young girls,” the analyst said.

“One expects if years after he leaves the White House when he’s handcuffed and doing the perp walk for states’ attorneys he’ll be gloating about ‘no collusion’, thinking he’s been vindicated,” he concluded.

 

   
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