What the Trump team fails to explain, it’s not fake news necessarily because it is a lie, it’s fake because it is incomplete.
If you tell a story, that is dramatic, effective and that the listener can emphasize with. Then leave it at that.
Example: a cop killing an unarmed teenager, but leave out that teenager had a replica gun drawn and had a rap sheet; you are telling fake news.
Not a lie, but as told; incomplete.
“its not fake news necessarily because it is a lie, its fake because it is incomplete.”
You hit the nail absolutely on the head with this one. This morning CNN is trumpeting that the FBI will not press charges against Flynn—like, what grounds would they possibly have to do that in the first place?
Also heard a commentator this morning state that Trump should be prepared to be watched closely when Trump was complaining about classified leaks—which obviously is not the same as complaining about being watched by the biased press. This is all insidious, and infuriating.