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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: #FakeNews (Episode 85)

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#FakeNews

We're all too familiar with the phrase "fake news" these days. And all but his most ardent supporters realize that when the new occupant of the Oval Office calls something "fake", it's not because it's inaccurate or satire. He uses that label when he doesn't like something or disagrees, or when it fails to flatter his fragile, paranoid ego. Realize that if he disagrees with something - no matter how accurate or factual - he will label it "fake".

Negative opinion polls and public criticism of tRump? Automatically labeled #FakeNews.

He refered to his administraion as a "well-oiled machine". Ha! Now that you can believe is fake news!

More #FakeNews: Sweden apparently suffered a brutal act of terrorism the other night, according to America's Dictator. #FakeNews. Also, Drumpf denies that anyone on his staff has any ties to Russia. Apparently, the US intelligence community is making up #FakeNews.

In real news, an LA sheriff is being prevented by the courts from making available a list of over 300 problematic sheriff deputies whose testimonies would pose a credibiliy problem in criminal courts. These deputies' crimes include domestic abuse, substance abuse, brutality towards suspects, documented racism, and gross misconduct. But the courts chose to protect the officers.

In real news, a new executive order on a travel ban is expected this week. It is said to contain protections for green card holders.

In real news, Flint, Michigan's water is still toxic and unsafe for human consumption. With their incredible neglect, apathy, and inaction, the US Congress and the Michigan state government indicate that they consider Flint's population less than human.

In real news, things are bleak at Standing Rock, North Dakota. #NoDAPL

This and other real news, Tues, Feb 21, 6pm PST

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