Governor LePage Admits He’s Created ‘Fake News’ Just So the Press Will Report It
Maine Gov. Paul LePage has never been one to shy away from controversy. But in perhaps his most stinging attack, and one that feels very similar to the narrative out of today's White House, LePage took aim at the media. And according to the Boston Globe, he wasn't holding back any punches.
"The sooner the print press goes away, the better society will be," LePage told radio station WGAN-AM this morning. But he didn't stop there. He believes the media, specifically the Maine media, is "vile," "inaccurate" and "useless."
LePage then went on to admit something that no politician should, he creates "fake news" on purpose, and then sits back and watches as the media gobbles it up and spits it back out. Yes, the governor of Maine implied that he lies to the press just for kicks.
"I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they'll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it's awful," LePage told WGAN-AM.
The governor's comments didn't sit well with many media members but also other elected officials in Maine, including Senator Roger Katz of District 15.
The free press has been under attack for months now after the term "fake news" began to circulate courtesy of President Donald Trump. LePage, a staunch ally of Trump, has now focused the "fake news" narrative on Maine reports, specifically in the print media.
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