You may not have noticed, but odd corners of the American press have been coming down hard on Canadaland. In the span of just over a week, three op-eds in three U.S. outlets have decried fake news as a pernicious force spreading around the globe, and pointed the finger at Canadaland (and me specifically) as among its purveyors.
On April 17, The Washington Times, a conservative D.C. broadsheet founded by a self-declared messiah, published a piece entitled “When ‘fake news’ goes global” on the front of its opinion section. The author, an Idaho-based professor of public policy named Greg Hill, cited examples of journalistic gaffes in the U.K. and Australia before naming this outlet as the prime example of Canadian misinformation.
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