The backlash at the elite media’s vitriol against gun owners is increasing. Social media savvy activists recently nailed the Miami Herald using a new tactic. It isn’t just the elite media who peddles fake news any more.
The Sacramento Bee reports the incidents came in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
In one incident, a perpetrator used a software tool to create two fake tweets that looked like they came from the account of Alex Harris, a Herald reporter preparing tributes to the slain students. One fake tweet asked for photos of dead bodies at the school and another asked if the shooter was white.
The reporter almost immediately began getting angry messages.
“It seems to be consistent with a pattern of people trying to disparage or discredit the news media,” said Edward Wasserman, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Wasserman is a former executive business editor at The Herald and columnist on the media for McClatchy.
Ya think? Brilliant analysis Ed…brilliant. Quite a commentary on your profession.