Brodie’s History Nuggets: old is new again?!

Stop, look and golden listen…there is not a day that goes by that I do not hear about fake news…fake news on this side…fake news from that side…fake news rolling in the middle…

Just want you to know that fake news was alive and well during George Washington‘s time.  That’s right…I mean that is correct…General George Washington experienced slander through forged letters that attempted to undermine his commitment to winning the Revolutionary War and freeing the colonies from the heavy and oppressive rule of King George III.  Interesting that these slanders seem to have been an inside job from a Loyalist, who fled to England and died there. But even more interesting, Gen. Washington went on to become President Washington, the first president of the United States of America.  Now that was a genuine golden beginning…

5 thoughts on “Brodie’s History Nuggets: old is new again?!

  1. Isn’t there some saying that nothing is really new. All things just repeat, and, I think like a snow ball rolling downhill, get bigger and bigger as time goes on. It’s just a lot easier to slander someone and hurt their reputation now, with all of the social media we have.

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    1. True…and I enjoyed researching this noting that there were many attempts to slander George Washington…from the Loyalists…so yes…there is nothing new about this…except for the rapid pacing that slander is spread.

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