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Fake News, Preaching to the Choir, and the Enemy of the American People

with David McCumber

Editor, Montana Standard

What does the phenomenon of everyone from the President on down calling anything they don't like or agree with in the media "fake news" mean? Why has "preaching to the choir" proven to be not only a profitable approach but also a huge contributor to the deep partisan divide in the country? The answers to those questions give us clues to why the President and folks like Steve Bannon have gone so far as to say members of the news media are "the enemy of the American people." A look at what these trends mean to the country and to journalism.