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Attacks in Barrington, RI and Washington, DC Inspired by Fake News

...as though decency has been repealed, kindness put on hold and common sense sent to the jailhouse.
— Llewellyn King, Host-White House Chronicle
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, November 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "There is an ill wind blowing across the nation," Llewellyn King, writes in his weekly column for the InsideSources syndicate.

In his column, which has been published in the online journal New England Diary, newenglanddiary.com, King cites a verbal attack on young patron of the public library in Barrington, RI, by "a buffoon."

She was reading in the library on Nov. 10, when a man wearing "a Trump hat and T-shirt emblazoned with 'Racist Cracker 88' approached her chanting, 'Obama is out. We control this place now!' " King writes.

The librarians called the police, and the man was escorted out of the building.

"A fringe of the already fringy alt-right believes that the election victory of Donald Trump has established a new order of self-righteous bigotry, as though decency has been repealed, kindness put on hold and common sense sent to the jailhouse," King writes.

While lies, insinuations, fabrications and distortions are not new to politics, he writes, now they have an awesome delivery system: fake news on the Internet.

In his column, King also cites three small businesses in the Chevy Chase section of Washington, D.C., that have been targeted by fake news stories, claiming that they are linked to a pedophile ring led by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, her presidential campaign manager. These business owners and their employees are attacked daily with threatening calls, e-mails and social media postings.

These businesses are being attacked because their owners have an association with Clinton and Podesta. The owner of Comet Ping Pong, a family pizza restaurant, which has borne the brunt of these attacks, knows Podesta; and the co-owner of Politics & Prose, a bookstore that features authors discussing their work and is a staple on C-SPAN, was a speechwriter for Clinton when she was first lady.

Terasol, a small French bistro, owned by King's friends, is being attacked because former secretaries of state Madeline Albright and Clinton have dined there.

"The problem, as I see it, is that people love to hate and once that infection has taken hold, it is resistant to cure," King writes, citing long-running hatreds in Africa and Europe.

He writes, "Hate is at work daily in the Middle East where it is the one thing people cling to: the paradoxical love of hating."

King is also host and executive producer of "White House Chronicle " on PBS and a commentator for SiriusXM Radio's POTUS, Channel 124, Satellite Radio. New England Diary, where his weekly syndicated column often appears, features artwork, photography as well as commentary.

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