Jim Goad writes:
I lived through the LA Riots of 1992 in which 55 people died, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned Rodney King had two accomplices with him on the fateful night he was beaten. They obeyed police orders to remain on the ground and didn’t get pummeled. If the mainstream media had even dared to mention this fact, the riots might never have occurred.
At this late date, anyone who fails to realize that the US government and its media accomplices generate fake news as a matter of course is a dim bulb indeed. The heroic Church Committee of the mid-1970s revealed that the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird had purposely infiltrated and manipulated hundreds of American media outlets. When Hillary Clinton spoke about “fake news” last week, she encouraged as a remedy the passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allocates millions in order to “track foreign propaganda and disinformation efforts.”