A brief history of Lügenpresse, the Nazi-era predecessor to Trumps fake news – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

This article was originally published on February 21, 2017 and re-posted after U.S. President Donald Trump told Mike Huckabee in a Saturday, October 7th interview that “fake news” is “one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with.”President Donald Trump’s go-to argument that unwelcome reports are “fake news” spread over the weekend to key figures in the Republican establishment, and as the vitriol ramped up, major media outlets hit back. On Friday, CNN anchor Don Lemon cut off pro-Trump guest Paris Dennard live on air, and not long after Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Come Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus got into a heated debate with Chris Wallace on Fox News, of all venues.

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