No doubt you’ve heard about the Internet phenomenon known as “fake news”. Intentionally deceptive websites, employing phony, attention-grabbing headlines, have gathered a lot of press lately. And rightfully so.
Unfortunately the tactics employed represent a highly effective method for bringing in web traffic, which ultimately means revenue.
I just want to go on record and state that my humble website, Rainier Valley News, exists for the sole purposes of entertaining myself and others. It’s not meant to deceive in any way.
In other words, just because you read it online (especially here), doesn’t make it true!
~Richard Scales (The Curtain Man)