“Fake news” has gone by different names since the Industrial Revolution made it possible to print large numbers of papers using rotary presses. At the turn of the 20th century it was called “Yellow Journalism,” (after a partisan yellow cartoon character), and stemmed from a circulation battle between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, both newspaper publishers. The conflict helped, in part, to muster public opinion in favor of the Spanish American War as the two press titans fought for readers with sensationalized coverage.
The following is my quick response to a Facebook Post promoting a recently released video pushed by Donald Trump to justify his presidency that the media is the enemy of the people.
Will the Obamacare replacement plans survive? Should they?
Will Republicans and Democrats ever stop the hostilities? Should they?
Is Donald Trump helping or hurting the Republican Party? How have things changed in Congress and in the Louisiana legislature over the years?
To Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ invitation to share in blame for his tax-and-spend agenda, Louisiana’s legislative Republicans should demur.
Edwards recently announced that he might forgo a special session of the Legislature under certain conditions. An additional meeting outside of the 2018 regular session prior to the end of the fiscal year is widely anticipated to address the disappearance of temporary taxes by then, at current spending levels leaving a gap of about $1.2 billion.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
For generations, Americans have peacefully disagreed amongst themselves about the direction of the country. At times, fights have escalated over some of those disagreements. Thankfully though, our commonalities with our fellow countrymen have usually overruled many of our differences, bringing us back together, in the end, to rally around the greater good of our country.