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Media Bites Back: Newspaper Threatens Defamation Suit for GOP Senator Calling Them "Fake News"

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“Fake News” is a very real thing. It is the publication of hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation purporting to be real news with the deliberate intent to mislead.  What it is NOT is an editorial from a respected, established newspaper. Jay Seaton, the Sentinel’s publisher, isn’t having any of it.  He wants to set a legal definition of what is considered fake news and what is not. He thinks a line in the sand has to be drawn.' Seaton is correct.  He is also correct that this smear, which is only used by republicans, constitutes defamation.  'We are seeing a trend, not just here in Colorado, but that politicians for a variety of reasons have taken to calling very legitimate media entities — whether it be The New York Times, The Washington Post or CNN — fake news...t's intended to delegitimize those sources for news.'

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