Gnarly Trombone: The ‘Fake News’ is everywhere – Greeley Tribune
No Fake News here!
Maybe it’s ALL Fake News here …
Anyway, we all know what Fake News is. It’s the information you get that isn’t true, but it sounds so absurd, you think it’s true.
Some of you do.
The problem is, Fake News is everywhere.
For example, go stand in the line at the supermarket. No, the Fake News is not coming from the customers or the store workers. It’s coming from the scandalous newspapers you can read because they’re on a stand next to the checkout line.
For example, the National Enquirer is well known to be the King (or Queen or President) of Fake News. So, for the first time in my old life, I bought one. Secretly. I paid cash, so they can’t trace the National Enquirer to me.
Anyway, I read today that you can SWEAR YOURSELF INTO SHAPE!
That’s what it said in this week’s Enquirer. That if you swear out loud while playing basketball, you can perform better, run faster, score more points. (Maybe that’s because the person who’s guarding you is surprised to hear you cussing so much.)
Anyway, the National Enquirer is not the only Fake News source.
There are some TV networks that seem to specialize in Fake News.
And, there’s always Facebook.
Some people don’t take a newspaper, so they just believe everything they read on Facebook. It’s their only source of news, so it has to be true. (I didn’t say these are smart people.)
We can’t blame Facebook, exactly. It’s the writers who send in Fake