Fake news is getting a lot of attention as of late. It’s not something new. What’s new is the fact that the public isn’t smart enough to tell the difference, they don’t look for anything deeper than the headline that flashed across their Facebook feed. In short, people have gotten stupid and lazy.
I miss the Weekly World News, a throwback to the day when the public was smart enough to discern fact from fiction. If Bat Boy had come along today, mass hysteria would ensue and the Democratic party would assume he somehow influenced the election.