Girl Gone Smart: "Fake News" needs to leave our house with Donald Trump

I think that many people forget, me included sometimes, the Press Corps was created specifically to hold government accountable. It's why a free press is included in our Constitution. It's protected by our very first amendment as part of the Bill of Rights.


The White House press corps is a group of journalists, correspondents, and members of the media usually assigned to the White House in Washington, D.C., to cover the president of the United States, White House events, and news briefings. The White House is their job.



I've made several lists before, but there are straight up news sources and agencies that just report facts and data. It's when that information is disseminated to talking heads that we're bombarded with skewed perspectives and straight up opinion.


The information is there for people who want it.


Trump is well-versed in using and manipulating the press and has been since the 80s.


The MOST dangerous thing he has done is discredit the press - especially those WH reporters who's job it is to literally call out and question a president and their Press Secretary.


However, for the last four and a half years the President and his Press Secretaries have lied so much and so outrageously, it makes it incredibly hard for these people to do their job.


I'm afraid to tell you that now over 81 million people are just tired of it. And watching this man making a fool of himself trying to discredit the backbone of our democracy is pure insanity.


Step it up people. You do have the ability to research on your own. In fact, I would go so far as to tell you it's your responsibility.


This is why the pen will always and forever be mightier than the sword.


*Image in this post was available in Google images, but may possibly be attributed to CNN.