Donald Trump has been talking about fake news for quite some time now. It has been his near-trademark saying as he calls attention to so many of the liberal news outlets that share news that simply isn’t real. Too many liberal reporters put a fake spin on things to show people what they want people to see as opposed to showing them what the reality is. It’s all to support a hidden liberal agenda.
Emily Bloch, a Teen Vogue writer, is a liberal who is tired of having to deal with claims of fake news. She penned a column recently about how her local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is working to trademark the “fake news” phrase to prevent Donald Trump from using it.
Let’s get this straight: Teenagers are trying to take down the President of the United States within their journalism club.
Bloch has chosen to explain why she and her fellow students are doing this. They have a “tip for the commander in chief” that he doesn’t get to call something fake if he doesn’t like the information or it makes him look bad. They don’t like the fact that he uses the term “fake news” so freely, and she and her colleagues find it troubling.
However, Trump can say it because it’s freedom of speech and all that. Plus, he has proven time and again that it really is fake news – like when ABC News aired a video taken at a Kentucky gun range and passed it off as a Syria bombing. Things like that have been happening for years – and Trump is one of the few who is bold enough to call attention to the problem.
Bloch simply doesn’t like it because it takes away from her liberal agenda. She and her friends find it “troubling” because they have nothing else to focus on. She says that there’s a site that tracks public comments of Trump and he has referenced the term over 1200 times since taking office, which is more than once a day. Considering that it’s possible to say the term several times in a speech, that number actually seems low.
Bloch doesn’t seem to be the savviest journalist considering she’s trying to block someone’s freedom of speech, something that most journalists fight tooth and nail to maintain. She’s in a rage because Trump is actually calling out the media because they’re not doing their job. They’re showing something that’s one-sided. They’re not reporting in an unbiased manner. If the news were to do the same to Bloch, she’d want to use the phrase “fake news” about once a day, too.
The video that they made is laughable at best. It starts out by a young male introducing the society and saying that they are deeply concerned about “how a certain President of the United States” is throwing around the phrase of “fake news.” They don’t seem bold enough to use Trump’s name, which shows that they are true amateurs.
The video makes it sound like they already have the trademark in place, which they don’t. It’s pending, which only means that they sent an application to the trademark office. Then, their plan is to send a cease and desist” order to the commander in chief as well as any “politician, celebrity, or outraged tweeter” will be getting one of these orders.
The video ends by saying that they don’t want the phrase to shake the very root of a “free and independent press” in the country. Yeah, again, trying to stop the president from using that phrase, again, is not going to help them reach their goal. The president as well as any politician, celebrity, or outraged tweeter can use the term as often as they want. If they’re so concerned about what’s happening, maybe they should work with journalists from around the country to print the truth and use hard facts instead of using smear campaigns and made up tidbits to spread a hidden agenda.
Someone may also want to tell this society of journalists that certain phrases cannot be trademarked. “Fake news” is a common term that has already been used, which means the likelihood of it being trademarked is low. Further, the reason for acquiring a trademark is not to prevent people from using it but to protect intellectual property. The society of teenage journalists were not the ones responsible for creating the term nor are they able to benefit or promote themselves by having it, which means that it’s only a matter of time before they get the denial letter, crushing their hopes and dreams.