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Eye On Boise archive for March 12, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018












In this Thursday, March 1, 2018 photo, Idaho Republican state Rep. Priscilla Giddings sits at the Capitol in Boise. The Idaho lawmaker urges her constituents to send in submissions for her "fake news awards" during the legislative session. Officials at all levels of government are now using the term "fake news" as a weapon against unflattering stories and information that can tarnish their images. Experts on the press and democracy say the cries of “fake news” could do long-term damage by sowing confusion and contempt for journalists, and by undermining the media’s role as a watchdog on government and politicians. (AP / Kimberlee Kruesi)

'Fake news' smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her "fake news awards." The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter. An aide to the Texas land commissioner uses the phrase to downplay the significance of his boss receiving donations from employees of a company...

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