By Randy Economy
I am proud of my past work as a hard-core Investigative Journalist. I have exposed and reported on some of the biggest political corruption crimes here in Southern California, specifically in Southeast Los Angeles County that has now been named the “Corridor of Corruption.”
I have the battle scares (and the awards) to back up my work and my claims.
I never heard of the “Fake News Phenomenon” until around two or three years ago here.
Yellow journalism is now “mainstream.”
Can you believe that some newspapers actually produce articles that consist of deliberate misinformation in the attempt to destroy the lives of politicians they do not like?
Shockingly, some of the these newspapers actually take bribes … in some cases from known convicted criminals … to deliberately inflict harm and mayhem against good folks who are just trying to make their local neighborhoods and communities a better place to live, work and to raise a family.
I know how these “Fake News” businesses operate and how they stay in business. The businesses need to be exposed for who they are, and what tactics they use to “destroy” their enemies.
Remember, as stated above, and I repeat….fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.
One of the reason’s I got involved in President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2015 and 16 was to help call attention to this “Fake News Epidemic.” I saw firsthand how false rumors quickly became “Breaking News” on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and yes, even Russia Today.
Today, I am actively working on a plan to end and expose “Fake News Outlets.”
I know the mission seems to be impossible, but our Democracy is at risk.