Call goes out to retire tainted ‘fake news’ mantra after conservatives turn tables on the mainstream media

The term “fake news” was thrust into the limelight after the November election as an excuse for Hillary Clinton losing out to Donald Trump.

…but as with many such efforts from the left, the endeavor was quickly commandeered by conservatives to draw attention to liberal propaganda.

Enter Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, who decided the term has become “tainted” and called for it to be retired.

The reaction to Sullivan’s article could be filed under “Glass Houses,” as social media users were quick to point out mainstream media shortcomings, beginning with the Washington Post, that could be considered “fake news.”

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:



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