- Italy’s Grillo Slams Mainstream Media “Manifest Manipulation Of Reality”
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
“Fake news” has officially crossed the pond and once again it the mainstream media that is producing more of it (while blaming the alternative media). Beppe Grillo, founder of Italy’s Five Star anti-euro movement lashed out at the country’s journalists for “manufacturing false news,” accusing them of fabricating stories to keep the Five Stars down.
Newspapers and television news programmes are the biggest manufacturers of false news in the country, with the aim of ensuring those who have power keep it,” he said on his blog on Tuesday.
As Local.It reports, he called for “a popular jury to determine the veracity of the news published,” and said in cases of fake news “the editor must, head bowed, make a public apology and publish the correct version at the start of the program or on the paper’s front page”.