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01/24/2019 / By Ethan Huff
We’re not even through the month of January, and the mainstream media has already been caught in at least four fake news reporting scandals thus far this year – most recently and notably the Covington High School fiasco at the Lincoln Memorial.
Even as they whine and moan about being called fake news, fake news outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, NBC News, and The New York Times have all been repeatedly caught completely making up stories that never actually happened, and peddling them to readers and viewers as fact.
The following are the four most notable fake news stories to hit the airwaves and print over the past several weeks:
At the start of 2019, a wave of fake news outlets suddenly began reporting that conservatives were “outraged” over a video clip that nobody actually watched of Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (ACO) dancing in high school. The premise of this fake news was that conservatives were trying to embarrass the socialist by sharing the video, and that it “backfired,” to quote Reuters, CNN and others.
But there’s just one problem: No conservatives even watched the video, let alone tried to share it in an attempt to embarrass the New York representative. In other words, it was a completely made-up attempt by fake news to claim some kind of lame, “gotcha!” moment against conservatives.
Roughly nine days after spreading the ACO hoax, the lamestream media decided to manufacture another fake news headline, this time taking aim at Senator Lindsey Graham. The premise of this fake news hoax is that Graham only supports President Trump because the Commander-in-Chief has secret evidence that Graham is a closet homosexual.
Not surprisingly, there’s no proof of this whatsoever, but neither CNN nor MSNBC – the two fake news outlets that led the pack in spreading this fake news – have ever corrected, retracted, or apologized for this hoax.
Just prior to the Covington hoax, Buzzfeed News published a ridiculous hit piece about President Trump that claimed he instructed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a real estate deal. This fake news was so blatantly fake that none other than Special Counsel Robert Mueller came out to declare it as such, completely embarrassing Buzzfeed and exposing it, once again, as a purveyor of fake news lies.
Rather than retract the ridiculous fake news story, Buzzfeed simply rode the mainstream media train into the station of its next fake news lie about the Covington Catholic High School boys, who nearly every fake news outlet on the planet falsely accused of harassing and taunting and Indian “elder” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Even after it was proven that the boys were innocent, and were actually victims of what they were being accused of doing themselves, most fake news outlets have continued to double-down on the lie – with some even falsely accusing the boys of using the “N-word,” which is simply more fake news on top of the earlier fake news.
“These innocent kids, their families, and their school are facing death threats, while Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty refuse to retract their proven lies and CNN’s Kirsten Powers is STILL falsely accusing them of using the N-word,” writes John Nolte for Breitbart News.
For more stories about the mainstream media’s addiction to spreading fake news, be sure to check out Faked.news.
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Tagged Under: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, BuzzFeed News, CNN, Covington, fake news, hoax, Journalism, Lindsey Graham, mainstream media, manufactured outrage, media hoaxes, msnbc, NBC News, news cartels, President Trump, Reuters, Robert Mueller, The New York Times, The Washington Post
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