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8:06 AM Sun, Jan. 20th

Letter: End of fake news


The mainstream media has spent a year savaging President Trump. Since inauguration, they’ve hit him with a firehose of malicious criticism and hysterical predictions of the damage they believe he is doing to the country. These prophets of doom have predicted a stock market crash, nuclear war and other calamities that never transpired.

The dominant narrative of these mistaken sages has been that Trump hasn’t accomplished anything. He’s in over his head, doesn’t understand government and is combative, lacks decorum and may be mentally unfit for office - a claim recently debunked by a cognitive evaluation.

However, an about-turn may be in progress. Pendulums are starting to traverse right in news centers across the country. A few columnists apparently have become bored with pushing the same storyline and have abandoned the anti-Trump narrative with a surge of contrarian insight.

According to the polls, the president remains unpopular. However, with the passage of the tax cut package and booming economy, a few commentators have realized that his emerging plans are having a constructive impact on the country. Consequently, a few positive commentaries have begun to emerge.

If this trend continues, the “fake news” fiasco will eventually fizzle out, and our trusted news providers will recommence credible, unbiased reporting.

C.R. Shoemaker