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Can the Right Get Over Its Obsession With 'Fake News'? The right's obsession with "fake news" is a symptom of a larger problem that has been plaguing the conservative movement for decades: its inability to accept criticism and its tendency to retreat into its own echo chamber. The right has long been wary of the mainstream media and their supposed liberal bias, and this has only been exacerbated by the rise of social media. But the right's obsession with "fake news" has become a crutch, preventing them from engaging in honest discourse and debate. Instead, they have resorted to name-calling and ad hominem attacks on those who disagree with them. This is not only unproductive, it is dangerous, as it allows the right to avoid engaging with difficult issues and to ignore facts that don't fit their narrative. The right needs to stop hiding behind the "fake news" label and instead engage in honest, open dialogue with those who disagree with them. Only then can we move past this toxic obsession and begin to make progress.