Fox Hollow, FL – In keeping with today’s theme I think its long overdue that we cover the multiple lies of the libtard MSM about President Trump. Since Trump won the Presidential Elections last November, the libtard media has been in a constant state of fake news production with no end in sight. Naturally, since they can’t find honest dirt on Trump they have been reduced to making up wild lies about the President in a lame attempt to secure a Democrat victory in 2020.
Remember when the media existed to report the facts and just the facts?
Today the libtard media has evolved into a propaganda arm of the libtard Democrat Party and is hell bent on pushing their failed agenda, political views, and bat-shit crazy ideas.
Keep in mind that the below list excludes the recent ObamaGate Wiretap claims that the media has disputed from day one, as well as the entire made-up baloney about Russian Hackers rigging the election. I excluded these two stories from the list because everyone is aware of these fake news story given that it’s a current issue. The liberal media dedicates hours every week to defending Obama regarding his unethical wiretapping of Trump and trying to crucify Trump on the fake claims that Russians got him elected. To post these two stories would be like beating a dead horse, so I skipped them both. I want to keep this list fresh and new.
With that said let’s begin shall we!
#1 – Spike in Transgender Suicide Rates:
Immediately following Trump’s victory in November CNN as well as a number of other libtard propaganda machines (NBC, ABC, etc.) began reporting that transgender people (i.e. Buffalo Bills) began committing mass suicides because they knew that President Trump wouldn’t allow them to use women’s restrooms anymore. Yes, the libtard media actually reported on this bogus claim without fact checking it until well after going live with it.
The story originated from the UK from the Guardian newspaper and writer and editor-at-large Zach Stafford who first tweeted out the rumor and the libtard media just ran with it, fact-checking be damned. Meanwhile, PinkNews writer Dominic Preston wrote a report on the rumors, which garnered more than 12,000 shares on Facebook.
At Mic, Matthew Rodriguez wrote about the unsubstantiated allegations. His article was shared more than 55,000 times on Facebook. Urban legend debunker website Snopes wrote a report on the rumors and listed them as “unconfirmed” (rather than “false”). Snopes’s sources were two Facebook posts, since deleted, that offered no helpful information regarding the location, identity, or circumstances of any of the suicides. The Snopes report was shared 19,000 times.
As usual, Snopes circled the wagons around the lying libtard media and refused to call it false, and still refuses to call it false to this day despite the fact that Zach Stafford retracted his story and apologized for running a lie. Remember that Snopes is run by a Democrat Husband and Wife couple, and their crack fact checker is a failed liberal blogger who lives in her mother’s basement and survives off of government assistance… so please stop trusting Snopes. I reported on Snopes being a libtard propaganda site a few months ago —> Read my article here.
#2 – Election Hacking Conspiracy Theory:
On November 22, Gabriel Sherman posted a bombshell report at New YorkMagazine claiming that…
“a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers” were demanding a recount in three separate states because of “persuasive evidence that [the election] results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.” The evidence? Apparently, “in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots.”
This story blew up over night and it started a series of very violent riots in which a number of people were seriously injured by Pro-Hillary rioters. On social media, this story ran through every social media outlet like cheap taco’s through a digestive track. In less then, 6 hours this story was trending on every social media outlet. It was shared more than 145,000 times on Facebook alone. Sherman shared it on his Twitter feed several times, and people retweeted his links to the story nearly 9,000 times. Politico’s Eric Geller shared the story on Twitter as well. His tweet was retweeted just under 8,000 times. Dustin Volz from Reuters shared the link; he was retweeted nearly 2,000 times. MSNBC’s Joy Reid shared the story and was retweeted more than 4,000 times. New York Times opinion columnist Paul Krugman also shared the story and was retweeted about 1,600 times.
In the wee morning hours of November 22nd legions (well small angry crowds) of Hillary, voters were out burning police cars and attacking Trump supporters across America with the hope that Hillary would be the new President. These snowflakes actually believed that Trump had rigged the election in these three states. This is where the crazy idea that Russians hacked the elections originated from.
You see the next day on November 23rd, libtard statistical guru, Nate Silver, over at FiveThirtyEightIt debunked the entire story and in doing so ruined his career. Ever since Nate Silver debunked this fake news story the libtard press has ignored FiveThirtyEight like the plague because he dared to step out of line and challenge their narrative. Nate explained the anomaly as nothing more than “demographics, not hacking” that explained the curious voting numbers. “Anyone making allegations of a possible massive electoral hack should provide proof,” he wrote, “and we can’t find any.” Additionally, Silver also did a big no-no by pointing out that the New York Magazine article had deliberately misrepresented (i.e. lied) the argument of one of the computer scientists in question.At that point, however, the damage had already been done: Sherman, along with his credulous tweeters and retweeters, had done a great deal to delegitimize the election results. Nobody was even listening to Silver, anyway: his post was shared a mere 380 times on Facebook, or about one-quarter of 1 percent as much as Sherman’s. This is how fake news works: the fake story always goes viral, while nobody reads or even hears about the correction.
Also, this entire lie jump started the entire recount efforts by the failure that is Jill Stein and her far -left Marxist Green Party who milked Democrats and Hillary voters out of millions of dollars which never went towards the recounts. In the end, the entire recount effort by Stein and the Green Party was nothing more than a fundraising scheme and only $8 million of the over $30 million dollars raised to pay for the tri-state recounts went towards any recount. The majority of the money went into the 2020 election coffers of the Green Party and into Stein’s own pocket.
#3 – The 27-Cent Foreclosure:
Lorraine Woellert a hack propaganda meister from Politico published a story back in December 2016 that claimed that President Trump’s pick for secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, had managed a company that “foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman after a 27-cent payment error.” According to Politico: “After confusion over insurance coverage, a OneWest subsidiary sent [Ossie] Lofton a bill for $423.30. She sent a check for $423. The bank sent another bill, for 30 cents. Lofton, 90, sent a check for three cents. In November 2014, the bank foreclosed.”
This story went viral with the help of Facebook who only cares about cracking down on fake news if it impacts a Democrat candidate. Meanwhile, if it impacts a Republican, then they could care less. The New York Times’s Steven Rattner shared it on Twitter (1,300 retweets), as did NBC News’s Brad Jaffy (1,200 retweets), the AP’s David Beard (1,900 retweets) and many others.
As usual, this story was a lie… the woman in question was never foreclosed on, and never lost her home. Moreover, “It wasn’t Mnuchin’s bank that brought the suit.”
Politico eventually retracted the story, but by then the damage was already too far gone. Also keep in mind that while Politico retracted the story and apologized for running it, other libtard propaganda rags have refused to retract the story. To date the Huffington Post (shared 25,000 times on Facebook), the New York Post, Vanity Fair, and many other libtard propiganda rags have refused to take down these fake stories and still insist that its correct despite the fact that it was proven to be a lie by Politico, the originator of the story.
#4 – Nancy Sinatra’s Complaints about the Inaugural Ball:
On inauguration day and leading up to it for a week, CNN reported that Nancy Sinatra was “not happy” with the fact that the president and first lady’s inaugural dance would be to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” The problem? Nancy Sinatra had never said any such thing. CNN was exposed by Breitbart for this lie and later updated the article without explaining the mistake they had made. But yet again the damage had been done. See a trend here where the libtard propaganda media goes out and lies about something only to be forced, a mere few days later to walk back their remarks.
#5 – The Nonexistent Climate Change Website ‘Purge’:
Also on the day of the inauguration, New York Times writer Coral Davenport published an article on the Times’s website whose headline claimed that the Trump administration had “purged” any “climate change references” from the White House website. Within the article, Davenport acknowledged that the “purge” (or what she also called “online deletions”) was “not unexpected” but rather part of a routine turnover of digital authority between administrations.
To call this action a “purge” was thus at the height of intellectual dishonesty: Davenport was styling the whole thing as a kind of digital book-burn rather than a routine part of American government. But of course, that was almost surely the point. The inflammatory headline was probably the only thing that most people read of the article, doubtlessly leading many readers (the article was shared nearly 50,000 times on Facebook) to believe something that simply wasn’t true.
#6 – The Great MLK Jr. Bust Controversy:
On January 20, Time reporter Zeke Miller wrote that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the White House. This caused a flurry of controversy on social media until Miller issued a correction. As Time put it, Miller had apparently not even asked anyone in the White House if the bust had been removed. He simply assumed it had been because “he had looked for it and had not seen it.” The truth was that the bust had been moved from one side of the Oval Office to the other to make room for the Churchhill bust that had been returned from the UK. Furthermore, a number of other REAL journalists stated that Miller never actually went into the Oval Office at all… so if he didn’t go into the Oval Office then how could he have known that it was ever moved?
Using Miller’s logic I guess the city of Las Vegas has disappeared as well… I mean I have never seen Las Vegas so since I’ve never seen it then it must have vanished.
See the stupidty of libtards!
#7 – Betsy DeVos, Grizzly Fighter:
During her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos was asked whether schools should be able to have guns on their campuses. As NBC News reported, DeVos felt it was “best left to locals and states to decide.” She pointed out that one school in Wyoming had a fence around it to protect the students from wildlife. “I would imagine,” she said, “that there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies.”
This was an utterly noncontroversial stance to take. DeVos was simply pointing out that different states and localities have different needs, and attempting to mandate a nationwide one-size-fits-all policy for every American school is imprudent.
How did the media run with it? By lying through their teeth. “Betsy DeVos Says Guns Should Be Allowed in Schools. They Might Be Needed to Shoot Grizzlies” (Slate). “Betsy DeVos: Schools May Need Guns to Fight Off Bears” (The Daily Beast). “Citing grizzlies, education nominee says states should determine school gun policies” (CNN). “Betsy DeVos says guns in schools may be necessary to protect students from grizzly bears” (ThinkProgress.) “Betsy DeVos says guns shouldn’t be banned in schools … because grizzly bears” (Vox). “Betsy DeVos tells Senate hearing she supports guns in schools because of grizzly bears” (The Week). “Trump’s Education Pick Cites ‘Potential Grizzlies’ As A Reason To Have Guns In Schools” (BuzzFeed).
The intellectual dishonesty at play here is hard to overstate. DeVos never said or even intimated that every American school or even very many of them might need to shoot bears. She merely used one school as an example of the necessity of federalism and as-local-as-possible control of the education system.
Rather than report accurately on her stance, these media outlets created a fake news event to smear a reasonable woman’s perfectly reasonable opinion.
#8 – The ‘Resignations’ At the State Department:
On January 26, the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin published what seemed to be a bombshell report declaring that “the State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned.” This resignation, according to Rogin, was “part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.” These resignations happened “suddenly” and “unexpectedly.” He styled it as a shocking shake-up of administrative protocol in the State Department, a kind of ad-hoc protest of the Trump administration.
The story immediately went sky-high viral. It was shared nearly 60,000 times on Facebook. Rogin himself tweeted the story out and was retweeted a staggering 11,000 times. Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum had it retweeted nearly 2,000 times; journalists and writers from Wired, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, ABC, Foreign Policy, and other publications tweeted the story out in shock.
There was just one problem: the story was more a load of bunk. As Vox pointed out, the headline of the piece was highly misleading: “the word ‘management’ strongly implied that all of America’s top diplomats were resigning, which was not the case.” (The Post later changed the word “management” to “administrative” without noting the change, although it left the “management” language intact in the article itself).
More importantly, Mark Toner, the acting spokesman for the State Department, put out a press release noting that “As is standard with every transition, the outgoing administration, in coordination with the incoming one, requested all politically appointed officers submit letters of resignation.” According to CNN, the officials were actually asked to leave by the Trump administration rather than stay on for the customary transitional few months. The entire premise of Rogin’s article was essentially nonexistent.
As always, the correction received far less attention than the fake news itself: Vox’s article, for instance, was shared around 9,500 times on Facebook, less than one-sixth the rate of Rogin’s piece. To this day, Rogin’s piece remains uncorrected regarding its faulty presumptions.
#9 – The Photoshopped Hands Affair:
On January 27, Observer writer Dana Schwartz tweeted out a screenshot of Trump that, in her eyes, proved President Trump had “photoshopped his hands bigger” for a White House photograph. Her tweet immediately went viral, being shared upwards of 25,000 times. A similar tweet by Disney animator Joaquin Baldwin was shared nearly 9,000 times as well.
The conspiracy theory was eventually debunked, but not before it had been shared thousands upon thousands of times. Meanwhile, Schwartz tweeted that she did “not know for sure whether or not the hands were shopped.” Her correction tweet was shared a grand total of…11 times.
#10 – The Reuters Account Hoax:
Following the Quebec City mosque massacre, the Daily Beast published a story that purported to identify the two shooters who had perpetrated the crime. The problem? The story’s source was a Reuters parody account on Twitter. Incredibly, nobody at the Daily Beast thought to check the source to any appreciable degree.
#11 – The White House-SCOTUS Twitter Mistake:
Leading up to Trump announcing his first Supreme Court nomination, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny announced that the White House was “setting up [the] Supreme Court announcement as a prime-time contest.” He pointed to a pair of recently created “identical Twitter pages” for a theoretical justices Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman, the two likeliest nominees for the court vacancy.
Zeleny’s sneering tweet—clearly meant to cast the Trump administration in an unflattering, circus-like light—was shared more than 1,100 times on Twitter. About 30 minutes later, however, he tweeted: “The Twitter accounts…were not set up by the White House, I’ve been told.” As always, the admission of mistake was shared far less than the original fake news: Zeleny’s correction was retweeted a paltry 159 times.
#12 – The Big Travel Ban Lie:
On January 31, a Fox affiliate station out of Detroit reported that “A local business owner who flew to Iraq to bring his mother back home to the US for medical treatment said she was blocked from returning home under President Trump’s ban on immigration and travel from seven predominately Muslim nations. He said that while she was waiting for approval to fly home, she died from an illness.”
Like most other sensational news incidents, this one took off, big-time: it was shared countless times on Facebook, not just from the original article itself (123,000 shares) but via secondary reporting outlets such as the Huffington Post (nearly 9,000 shares). Credulous reporters and media personalities shared the story on Twitter to the tune of thousands and thousands of retweets, including: Christopher Hooks, Gideon Resnick, Daniel Dale, Sarah Silverman, Blake Hounshell, Brian Beutler, Garance Franke-Ruta, Keith Olbermann (he got 3,600 retweets on that one!), Matthew Yglesias, and Farhad Manjoo.
The story spread so far because it gratified all the biases of the liberal media elite: it proved that Trump’s “Muslim ban” was an evil, racist Hitler-esque mother-killer of an executive order.
There was just one problem: it was a lie. The man had lied about when his mother died. The Fox affiliate hadn’t bothered to do the necessary research to confirm or disprove the man’s account. The news station quietly corrected the story after giving rise to such wild, industrial-scale hysteria, and the libtard media outlets of CNN, etc. have yet to correct their gross lies about this story.
#13 – POTUS Threatens to Invade Mexico:
On February 1, Yahoo News published an Associated Press report about a phone call President Trump shared with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. The report strongly implied that President Trump was considering “send[ing] U.S. troops” to curb Mexico’s “bad hombre” problem, although it acknowledged that the Mexican government disagreed with that interpretation. The White House later re-affirmed that Trump did not have any plan to “invade Mexico.”
Nevertheless, Jon Passantino, the deputy news director of BuzzFeed, shared this story on Twitter with the exclamation “WOW.” He was retweeted 2,700 times. Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for Barack Obama, also shared the story, declaring: “I’m sorry, did our president just threaten to invade Mexico today??” Favreau was retweeted more than 8,000 times.
Meanwhile, the Yahoo News AP post was shared more than 17,000 times on Facebook; Time’s post of the misleading report was shared more than 66,000 times; ABC News posted the story and it was shared more than 20,000 times. On Twitter, the report—with the false implication that Trump’s comment was serious—was shared by media types such as ThinkProgress’s Judd Legum, the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher, Vox’s Matt Yglesias, Politico’s Shane Goldmacher, comedian Michael Ian Black, and many others.
To date, none of these outlets have retracted this story. The AP did however, acknowledge that their report was incorrect, but failed to elaborate at all.
#14 – Easing the Russian Sanctions:
Last week, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted out the following: “BREAKING: US Treasury Dept easing Obama admin sanctions to allow companies to do transactions with Russia’s FSB, successor org to KGB.” His tweet immediately went viral, as it implied that the Trump administration was cozying up to Russia.
A short while later, Alexander posted another tweet: “Source familiar [with] sanctions says it’s a technical fix, planned under Obama, to avoid unintended consequences of cyber sanctions.” As of this writing, Alexander’s fake news tweet has approximately 6,500 retweets; his clarifying tweet has fewer than 250.
At CNBC, Jacob Pramuk styled the change this way: “Trump administration modifies sanctions against Russian intelligence service.” The article makes it clear that, per Alexander’s source, “the change was a technical fix that was planned under Obama.” Nonetheless, the impetus was placed on the Trump administration. CBS News wrote the story up in the same way. So did the New York Daily News.
In the end, unable to pin this (rather unremarkable) policy tweak on the Trump administration, the media have mostly moved on. As the Chicago Tribune put it, the whole affair was yet again an example of how “in the hyperactive Age of Trump, something that initially appeared to be a major change in policy turned into a nothing-burger.”
#15 – Renaming Black History Month:
At the start of February, which is Black History Month in the United States, Trump proclaimed the month “National African American History Month.” Many outlets tried to spin the story in a bizarre way: TMZ claimed that a “senior administration official” said that Trump believed the term “black” to be outdated. “Every U.S. president since 1976 has designated February as Black History Month,” wrote TMZ. BET wrote the same thing.
The problem? It’s just not true. President Obama, for example, declared February “National African American History Month” as well. TMZ quickly updated their piece to fix their embarrassing error, while BET doubled down on their stupidity by doing another fake news story about Trump changing the name, when it was Obama that changed the name.
Frankly “Black History Month” or whatever they call it is a racist event that needs to be abolished entirely. How about just American History being taught at our schools vs. wasting millions of dollars on their racist months of specific history that does nothing but divide our already divide country even more.
Now, these are just the top 15… there are in total about 45 fake news stories that attempt to undermine President Trump that CNN and the rest of their libtard MSM buddies tried to sneak past the American public with little to no success. Keep this in mind the next time you watch CNN or another news channel and hear some dingbat libtard uttering rubbish about President Trump. Chances are if the libtard MSM is out damning Trump over something then it’s likely a made up “fake news” story that is 100% bullshit.
Wise Up and Rise Up!
Article by: Kevin Fett firstname.lastname@example.org
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