Trump has called many networks “fake news,” but it all started when he declined to answer a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta and called his network “fake news.”
The term is hurtful towards reporters and is quit frankly untrue. During a news segment with CNN host Don Lemon, Paris Dennard, a political analyst and commentator, continued to call a story they were discussing “fake news” while defending President Trump.
“The president is not breaking any laws, and he’s not doing anything,” Dennard said.
Lemon decided to educate him and some of the viewers on what “fake news” actually is.
“Fake news is when you put out a story to intentionally deceive someone and you know that it is wrong,” he said.
“This story that we’re doing right now is not to intentionally deceive anyone. We are simply talking about the cost to keep a president safe,” he continued.
“Please stop it with that stupid talking point, that it is a fake news story. If you don’t want to participate in the news stories on this network, then don’t come on and participate. But don’t call them fake because you don’t agree with them. Go on.”
Dennard insisted that “this is a fake news story,” after which Lemon ended the segment altogether.
“OK, Paris, thank you very much everyone,” Lemon said. “Thanks everyone, thanks for watching. Have a great weekend. Goodnight, all.”