“I knew I was entering a waning democracy that’s become increasingly authoritarian. I knew that Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third term in April by convincing voters that a phantasmic combination of Muslim migrants, the Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros and European Union bureaucrats was coming to get them. But I only understood how Mr. Orban pulled this off when I spoke to Hungarian journalists. They explained that Mr. Orban first criticized the press for being biased against him. Then he and his allies took over most of it.” Pamela Druckerman in the NYT: The News Is Bad in Hungary.

+ USA Today: How a lie about George Soros and the migrant caravan multiplied online. This is the life a lie.

+ NYT: How the Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream.