Hillary supporter suggests feds should regulate Infowars
November 18, 2016
An analyst featured on Fox News slammed Infowars.com Thursday during a segment discussing Obama’s call to rein in “fake news.”
“Should the government and media giants begin clamping down on infromation they think might hurt the Democratic cause?” anchor Tucker Carlson asked panelists Kristin Tate and Democrat strategist Jessica Tarlov.
Tarlov stated it was a problem that several Trump staffers retweeted fake news stories throughout the campaign published by an admitted fake news editor, while arguing “we need to make a concerted effort to make sure that we are getting good, real news.”
In contrast, self-proclaimed Libertarian Kristin Tate argued the free market would eventually eliminate fake news sites.
“We need to let the market decide what is worthwhile and what is not. The actual fake news sites, they will lose credibility and eventually their audience,” Tate stated.
Tarlov interjected: “When? When will Alex Jones lose credibility? And when is this going to happen?”
“Well there’s an audience for Alex Jones,” Tate responds, with Carlson adding, “When will the Huffington Post?”
Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory, President Obama has gone on a crusade against what he labels “fake news.”
“If we are not serious about facts and what’s true and what’s not … if we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems,” Obama recently said during a news conference in Germany.
This article was posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm