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Trump Claims He Invented Term ‘Fake News’ – Appeared on TV Guide Cover 25 Years Ago

Producers at The Daily Buzz, a weekly entertainment program airing on POP-TV, have discovered a 25-year-old TV Guide cover story titled “Fake News.”

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump claimed to have invented the phrase, however, the TV Guide piece ran in the publication’s February 22-28, 1992 edition.

“The TV Guide story purported to ‘expose’ the use of video news releases (VNRs) by local television newscasts,” says Kevin Foley, CEO of KEF Media, which owns and produces The Daily Buzz. “I also recall that during the FCC kerfuffle over VNRs a decade ago, media activists used the term ‘fake news’ to describe VNRs.”

KEF Media began producing and distributing video news releases in 1986.

“The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with, is ‘fake,'” Trump told Mike Huckabee in an interview for the two-time Republican presidential candidate’s new show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

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