Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wisconsin's Own Fake News

By Jeff Simpson

David Haynes, the editorial page editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has had a problem with fake news on the internet lately.  

Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.

While I agree with Mr. Haynes, that fake news(beyond the onion) really does not help anyone and is partly to blame for the horrendous politicians we keep electing.   

However, the editorial page editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has never once addressed this, which happened under his watch:

Although to say Mr. Haynes has never addressed this, is not exactly right.    He promoted Schneider from blogger to "columnist" shortly after he posted this.   I would supply the link, but JSONLINE scrubbed it from their website without a word.

You can however read more about the Schneider fake news incident here and here.

Some fake news is better than other fake news apparently!

In case you are so inclined you can reach Mr. Haynes here:

Email: Twitter: @DavidDHaynes

Christian Schneider can be reached at:

 Email Twitter: @Schneider_CM

1 comment:

  1. Or it could be 1 certain blogger that can't even get (fact check) the right Mike Gallagher. Or maybe that lefty ( and KosKids ran with it)that claimed Scott Walker had a love child while at Marquette.