(Obituary ~ 03/03/18)
CHARLESTON, Mo. Mavis Nadine Almon, 85, died March 3, 2018, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Fake news is all around us; Do your homework
(Column ~ 03/03/18)
I wrote recently concerning the phenomenon of fake news that has become a daily part of current society. And to be sure, if you read or listen to virtually anything pertaining to politics these days, beware that some if not all of what you read may have a fake stink about it. We can assume with some accuracy that the much ballyhooed Russian election meddling was real and involved reporting fake news to throw a monkey wrench into our electoral system. But there are countless other examples of fake news that are around us daily. Inaccurate reporting in the past was simply chalked up to sloppy journalists. And the news outlet would print or report a retraction to correct the record. But today's fake news industry is a whole different matter. It is not about inaccurate reporting but intentional misleading and downright phony news portrayed as fact.
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