From the daily archives: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Herr Trump is causing another stir in his wobbly end run to the White House by dismissing  intelligence briefings  as useless busywork for a creature of his towering presence.  That isn’t surprising for one who has boasted that he knows more about ISIS than all of the generals and once praised Scotland for joining Brexit, which it didn’t.  Putin?   Don’t get me started. Details, right?

He also is so above the madding crowd that he’s now suggesting that he might bar the “failing” New York Times and other unworthy  nuisances of unfair coverage of his campaign.  The idea quickly caught […]

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Remember when The Onion, which calls itself “America’s finest news site,” was the premier fake news publication full of preposterous stories that aimed to be funny because they couldn’t really be real?

So when a new Stanford University study of middle school students revealed that 82 percent weren’t able to figure out the difference between sponsored content and a real news article, should that really be a shocking revelation?

The Wall Street Journal article, “Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake,” says “Teens absorb social media news without considering the source,” then suggests “parents can teach research […]

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