How would you sum up a year like 2017? Wonder no more – this clip seems to do it best.
Yes, we live in the age of ‘fake news’.
While the term ‘fake news’ would seemingly refer to any report that is incorrect, its widespread use since it was made famous by America’s overlord Donald Trump, often sees it instead employed when a person simply doesn’t like what they’re hearing.
And you’ll struggle to find a better example of this phenomenon than in this interview with US Ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra.
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NOS Journalist Wouter Zwart confronted Hoekstra about comments he made in 2015, in which he claimed there were “no-go zones in the Netherlands” and that cars and politicians were being burned as a result of the “Islamic movement”.
Hoekstra immediately dismissed the suggestions, saying it was all fake news.
However, vision shows Hoekstra making the comments in 2015.
To add to the matter, later in the interview, Hoekstra then denied he ever called the suggestions “fake news”, leaving Zwart perplexed.
Yes people, this is reality now.