Obama’s Musings on False Narratives and Fake Stories

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by Glen Ford, The Black Agenda Report
People no longer believe the fake “news” and bogus narratives issued by the ruling class and its corporate and military misinformation specialists.

President Obama traveled to Berlin last [month] to browbeat Europeans on why they should continue to play junior partners in Washington’s quest for full spectrum global domination, but kept returning to his post-election obsession: the existential threat posed by “fake news” on social media. It was as if the realization had just dawned on the lame duck president, that his own powers to create “facts” and manufacture “news” out of thin air would soon be gone.  Without the Clintons in the White House to continue the neoliberal project, history might conclude that the First Black President’s only enduring legacy was…that he was the first Black president.

It’s a question of who gets to decide what’s “fake” or not. Obama fears that…

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