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Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 10, 2017: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * The revelation of 'real news' stories


















Letter to the Editor,
The revelation of "real news" stories 
My name Ralley Nuevas.
I was a volunteer in the Team Hillary presidential campaign.
It all started on November 8th, when media outlets began spreading “real news” stories.
They were reporting that Hillary was losing the election.
But how could that possibly be?
Because I wanted Hillary to win and everybody I know also wanted her to win, so that meant that she had to win the election, right? 
It was a terrible, horrible night that I will never forget, as long as I live.
I was literally in shock; I couldn't believe what was happening.
I spent election night at times shaking, but mostly crying. 
All the "real news" stories said that Hillary Clinton was going to be the first woman president and I believed them.
There was "real news" coming out of Florida and then "real news" stories started showing up about Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. 
And then like a bad dream, really more like a nightmare, all the media were projecting that Donald Trump had won the election.
And now that the election is over I’m hearing "real news" about having to get a real job.  
I hate "real news".
I would rather live in my "fake news" world.
I demand my "fake news", how dare they take away my “fantasy life” from my “virtual reality world”.
Some are even saying that "real news" was a problem before the election, and may have even influenced the way some people voted. 
Some had been exposed to "real news" about Hillary Clinton and others had been exposed to "real news" about Donald Trump.
We need to launch an investigation into the “real news” problem before it gets out of control and the fact that "real news" stories have continued to directly influence what Americans believe.
It’s scary.
We have all these "real news" stories being spread around and pretty soon everyone is going around saying that Trump is our president.
Is “real news” really real? 
Or do I get to decide?
Stay tuned.

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.
Del Rio