How unfortunate that the state's Republican party perpetuates the "fake news" tagline. The GOP has every right to point out factual errors in reporting. They have every right to express opposition to opinion pieces. But by putting all of this under the rubric of "fake news", they are actively participating in the delegitimization of the press. We need to foster constructive conversation; it's irresponsible (and, I would argue, unAmerican) to foster mistrust and divisiveness. It would be great if the official organizations that participate in our democratic processes made a positive contribution to public discourse.
And further, how unfortunate that you elected to delete the comments that were left in this regard yesterday. if you're going to do something like this, at least have the courage to allow comment on it...supportive or not.
If you folks stuck to facts instead of treating opinions as though they were true, you wouldn't have such a hard time. Sad to see the Party of Reagan descend into insular, self-re enforcing story lines and sheer stubborn denial of the world. Conservatives take the world as it is, they don't scream "FakeNews" every time they see something they don't like.
I can't believe you deleted the comments. For the most part they were constuctive requests that you not label news that you do not agree with as Fake. I know that we all want to have our beliefs prevail, but I like to think that we don't want to do it at the expense of integrity. Sad.
How extremely unfortunate that you've chosen to label opinions that contradict your own as "fake news." As has been stated in other comments, you're well within your rights to point out factual errors, but most of what you've singled out here are legitimate expressions of opinion. Your promotion of the "fake news" premise contributes to the polarized atmosphere of distrust that has slowed government processes to a near-standstill.
The number of residents who voted for Trump says nothing about the number of residents who are displeased with the way the new administration has acted to date. Political parties are not sports teams that we support no matter what. Some Trump voters are unhappy with the actions of the new administration. Dismissing legitimate disagreement as "fake," not to mention deleting comments that do not support your own position, is profoundly undemocratic.
This is the most sickening form of politics displayed here with this attack on the media. When a party cannot cope with the backlash from the public and the unprecedented amount of protest, is the sane response to call into question the media that reports it? What is to be gained from this other than manipulation of the most gullible of the party? When is this tedious, paranoid culture wars and media trickery of the GOP going to STOP? It's not only the Dems, but the republican constituents themselves who are being thrown under the bus and denied answers to real concerns -- about ACA, medicare, social security. We. Need. Honesty. If the public isn't a sucker for your faulty product, don't cry wolf about bias -- even a hack journalist like Bill O'Reilly isn't buying it.
America needs the Republican party . I am a Democrat but I believe that an opposition to my party's policies is a healthy thing in general political discourse . We're in this together - we all love our country.But what the Republicans have done in the last election is a elect a man unfit to hold public office. The election of Donald Trump is a betrayal of the concept of the public good and it is a betrayal of most of the Republican party's own ideals. You will not like what you see in the news because the protests are real and they are not going away.
This is an example of fake news. AGAIN, from your side....
This web page does a disservice to the democratic tenet of the free press. Please learn the difference between news and editorial opinion.