The mainstream media did not invent fake news, and here's the proof

We talk about fake news all the time, but it's not the mainstream media that invented it.

It actually started with fake studies done by real academic types. Thomas Lindsay with the Texas Public Policy Foundation tells KTRH a group of them wanted to test that theory.

"What three professors did was to send twenty hoax articles to various journals with ridiculous conclusions," Lindsay said.

Seven of those 20 were accepted by these journals. Lindsay says at the end of the day, the mainstream media didn't invent fake news even if they perfected it.

"Academia did it first. The media are simply the messengers," Lindsay stated.

And that has mushroomed into everything we have seen them report on since President Trump came into office.

Old Fashioned Pinocchio News Boy Holding Fake Newspaper

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