by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News
“People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.”
Malcolm Muggeridge, British Journalist & Author
Stories about how fake news pervades the internet and how it even helped Donald Trump win the presidency have been wide spread in the news media over the past couple weeks.
First, we don’t think the Republican candidate won because of fake news. He won because a majority of those who voted in states that count in the electoral college did so because of his conservative social stands, because he was a Republican, because many undecided voters detested Democrat Hillary Clinton, because many Democrats wished they had another choice, and because people wanted change in Washington.