“The hoaxer’s job is to make the hoax look real,” says John W. McPherson, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine.
“The real news is that it is a lie.”
“There are some hoaxers out there, and you’ve got to look for them.”
It’s not just the mainstream media that is out to get Donald Trump.
The mainstream media have done a great job of exposing the Trump campaign’s false stories, according to McPhenson, and he believes the same thing happened to the fake news on the Clinton campaign.
“I would have said that the media were going to be the ones to expose it, but the Clintons have gotten away with it because they’ve been protected by a special class of people who have no qualms about using their position to advance a particular agenda,” McPheson says.
“They’ve got a lot of friends in power.”
It is a strategy that worked for the Clintons, according of former President Bill Clinton, when he made a deal with the Russian government to provide them with damaging information about the Clinton Foundation and Clinton political opponent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“Bill Clinton had a long history of doing things that were just wrong and unethical, and so he got away with that for a while,” McPatty says.
But the Clintons were eventually caught red-handed.
“You look at the pattern of this, you look at how they have lied about the Trump administration and the Trump candidacy and about the Clintons,” McPaul says.
The fact that the Clinton media are still using the same tactics, however, shows how deep this corruption goes, McPhea says.
As the mainstream press continue to promote the false stories and fabrications that have come out of the Trump White House, it is important to look at what really happened in 2016, McPaul adds.
The Clintons used their influence to keep a certain amount of Trump’s name off the ballot, and they did that by using a certain kind of spin.
McPaul argues that the mainstream news media and their partisan readership have become so deeply embedded in the political system that they have lost touch with reality.
“This is how the system works, and we are all just a pawn in it,” McPeel says.
And as we learn more about how the Clinton family operated, McPeal believes it will continue to be a problem.
“There is a certain element of cynicism, a certain aspect of anger, and anger is something that can be harnessed in the media,” McRae says.
McPeelman, who teaches political science at UC Irvine, says that the press is going to continue to push stories that will make people believe what they want to believe, even if it is false.
“It’s not as if we’ve got some sort of journalistic mission here, because we’re just looking for an opportunity to make money,” McPayl says.
In fact, McPayle argues that it’s possible to get away with false stories about a presidential candidate for the next four years because the media will continue its war on truth and truth-telling.
“A lot of people have a pretty cynical view of the media, and I think a lot people have that view,” Mc Payl says, adding that “that’s what I find most interesting about these people, that they don’t have any qualms whatsoever about doing this kind of thing.”
“They don’t even care that it hurts the Clintons.
They just want to make a buck.”