About the fake news flap …

 Maybe folks should consider the source.

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Big frenzy these days about fake news.

Though Facebook CEO Zuckerberg says that less than 1% of news postings are fake, the company is setting up a special truth-checking squad.

I find that interesting in a couple of respects.

First, getting one’s news via Facebook.

Really?

I find that scary.

But, not surprising since The WaPo reports a  recent poll that “more than one in 10 young adults (ages 18-29) say they rely on “The Daily Show” or its now-departed spinoff, “The Colbert Report” for news about what’s going on in the world.”

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Pew Research reports similar findings … right around 10%.

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This raises as obvious questions …

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Should folks being getting and internalizing their news from Facebook and news-based satire shows?

I think not.

Of course,  liberals may say “you bet” since, according to Pew Research, the comedy shows lean pretty far left, clustered with the likes of the New York Times and NPR.

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Nothing like a little comedy to reinforce and spread fundamental beliefs, right?

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