WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- The need for each and everyone of us to re-examine stories that were released that were not true, and caused great harm. This writer loved the television show "Dragnet" that starred Jack Webb. His great line in each episode was "Just the facts. . ." In the old days, this was called "The New Reality". -KHS
By Shari Weiss
Whoopi Goldberg revealed on Monday’s “The View” that she’s suing over a fake news story she says endangered her and her family.
The last year has turned the United States into a country of information addicts who compulsively check the television, the smartphone and the good old-fashioned newspaper with a burning question: What fresh twist could our national election drama and its executive producer, Donald J. Trump, possibly have in store for us now?
No doubt about it: Campaign 2016 has been a smash hit.
And to the news media have gone the spoils. With Mr. Trump providing must-see TV theatrics, cable news has drawn record audiences. Newspapers have reached online readership highs that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.
On Wednesday comes the reckoning.
The election news bubble that’s about to pop has blocked from plain view the expanding financial sinkhole at the center of the paper-and-ink branch of the news industry, which has recently seen a print advertising plunge that was “much more precipitous, to be honest with you, than anybody expected a year or so ago,” as The Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker told me on Friday.