The press has been in a lather about "fake news" since the November elections. They contend it's a (right wing) threat to truth, democracy, the American Dream and, very likely, the next sun rise. We are finding more and more examples, however, that the "fake news" problem is one that has deep roots in the credentialed press -- with its layers and layers of editors, fact checkers, and lawyers.
The end of the year brings with it a number of "best and worst" articles. Some of them are entertaining, many of them exist just to fill space in an otherwise slow news cycle. But one list, published in The Atlantic, caught our eye for the blistering stupidity of a couple of the reponses.
As of noon on January 20, 2017, Barack Obama will join the ranks for former presidents (and the fifth still alive). For some ex-Oval Office occupants, the transition is smooth, and they generally leave political life behind for good.