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Mon May 8, 2017, 10:07 AM

Who First Coined The Term "Fake News"?......

Is this strictly a Trump creation or was this a thing before Trump (BT)?

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global1 May 2017 OP
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OriginalGeek May 2017 #3
2naSalit May 2017 #4
Orsino May 2017 #5
Chiyo-chichi May 2017 #6

Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 10:29 AM

1. I think We did, Fox New Faux News....

I think that is the origin.

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Mon May 8, 2017, 10:43 AM

3. We (the left, not DU specifically) were saying it long before trump

To describe all the ridiculous memes that Bush supporters tried to spread online. Someone would write some crazy conspiracy theory and right-wing nut-bags would repeat it endlessly (especially on Facebook) as if it were truth and proof that liberals were trying to ruin the country. I believe there was a goodly amount of projection involved there.

I mean, that's where I first heard it but it could have been used by someone before or besides that.

But trump is the first candidate for president I heard use it and that's because they ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS accuse their enemies of doing whatever it is they do that they know is wrong. And because that POS is a liar.

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Mon May 8, 2017, 11:02 AM

4. I have heard the term used

on The Daily Show by Jon Stewart back... years ago.

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Mon May 8, 2017, 11:16 AM

5. "Lugenpresse" has a long history.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lying_press

The term gained traction in the March 1848 Revolution when Catholic circles employed it to attack the rising, hostile liberal press. In the Franco-German War (187071) and particularly World War I (191418) German intellectuals and journalists used the term to denounce what they believed was enemy war propaganda.[citation needed] The Evangelischer Pressedienst (de) made its mission the fight against the "lying press" which it considered to be the "strongest weapon of the enemy".[3] After the war, German-speaking Jewish Marxists such as Karl Radek and Alexander Parvus vilified "the bourgeois lying press" as part of their class struggle rhetoric.[4][5] The Nazis adopted the term for their propaganda against the Jewish, communist, and later the foreign press. During the protests of 1968, left-wing students disparaged the liberal-conservative Axel Springer publishing house, notably its flagship daily Bild, as a "lying press".[6]

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Mon May 8, 2017, 11:18 AM

6. Here's another....

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/378178/who-started-the-expression-fake-news

It traces "fake news" as a phrase back to the 1890s.

"False news" is even older.

This TV Guide cover from 1992 undoubtedly helped popularize the phrase in the modern era.

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