By: Shawn Doyle
Trump is trying to appropriate one of the most stinging charges against his rise – that he owes his Presidency to fake news – and is turning it into a weapon for himself and supporters. He spent the last week branding critics with the label of ‘fake news’ on Twitter. By doing so, Trump is undermining the rhetorical power of one of the most prominent arguments against him. If it works, fake news’ meaning in discourse will change: tarring unfavorable media coverage with illegitimacy.
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