It’s been another big year for fake news, which has become so much the norm within the mainstream media that we’re officially naming so-called “journalists” as the collective recipient of our annual “Most Evil Person of 2019” award.
Fake news “journalists” are now so obsessed with trying to oust President Trump from office that they’re willing to do just about anything in order to make it happen, including sacrificing all journalistic standards and integrity on the altar of their never-ending political witch hunt against our Commander-in-Chief.
Below are some of the most noteworthy examples from 2019 of fake news “journalists” who shamed not just themselves with their deplorable actions, but also the entire field of journalism itself, which has devolved into little more than an anti-Trump circus where Trump-hating propaganda is spoon-fed to the masses on an almost minute-by-minute basis.
Just the other day, Newsweek fired a “journalist” by the name of Jessica Kwong for publishing a fake news story about President Trump that was so factually incorrect that Newsweek declared it “didn’t contain reporting.”
Entitled, “How is Trump Spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing, and More,” Kwong’s made-up story made it sound as though Trump was just sitting around Mar-a-Lago tweeting and scarfing down “hamberders,” when in fact he surprised American troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving.
“It was published before Thanksgiving was over,” a spokesperson for Newsweek told Breitbart News in a statement, explaining that Kwong’s fake news article was later “updated” to include these facts. “We are trying to pull Newsweek away from that, and into reporting,” the Newsweek spokesperson hilariously admitted about its longstanding habit of fake news reporting.
Back in January, Fox News affiliate “Q13” in Seattle fired a station editor for altering footage of President Trump giving an Oval Office address about the problem of illegal immigration.
According to reports, the speech as aired on Q13 depicted a very orange-looking Trump whose tongue mysteriously protruded from his mouth after making statements – anomalies that didn’t occur in the same speech footage aired on other networks.
“This does not meet our editorial standards, and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light,” said Q13 news director Erica Hill in a follow-up statement.
One of the biggest fake news scandals of the year, the Covington Catholic High School hoax was spread far and wide by the entire gamut of mainstream media “journalists,” many of whom were eager to smear the young, white male victims of this incident as the perpetrators of a “hate crime.”
Nicholas Sandmann, the MAGA hat-wearing high school kid whom the media claimed had “smirked” at Native American “elder” Nathan Phillips in a “racist” way, is actually now suing NBC News for its fake news reporting about the incident, which resulted in Sandmann and his friends receiving death threats.
A “journalist” from Vulture by the name of Erik Abriss was also fired for flat-out calling for the deaths of the Covington boys, his former employer claiming that while it “appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance.”
No roundup of the worst fake news stories of 2019 (and 2018 and 2017) would be complete without at least a solid nod to the Russian collusion conspiracy theory, which just won’t die no matter how many times it’s debunked as fake news.
BuzzFeed has, in many ways, been leading the pack on this front, along with The Washington Post, New York Magazine, ABC News, and many others.
Whether it was made-up claims that Russian media outlets were “hacking” C-SPAN, or the hilarious accusation that Russia hacked the utility grid in Vermont to deprive Vermonters of warmth during the winter months, panic and hysteria over Russia remained a hallmark of fake news “journalism” all throughout 2019, heaping shame on many formerly respected mainstream media outlets.
More than 1,000 so-called “journalists” lost their jobs early on in 2019 because the news-consuming public apparently grew tired of all their fake news.
BuzzFeed reportedly fired a whopping 15 percent of its staff, while The Huffington Post announced that it had to lay off about 20 “journalists” because it could no longer afford to pay them.
“Ax falls quickly at BuzzFeed and Huffpost!” announced President Trump on his Twitter account back in January. “Headline, New York Post. Fake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn. Sadly, many others will follow. The people want the Truth!”
With Russian collusion somewhat on the back burner, all eyes are now focused on the Ukraine scandal, which Democrats claim proves that President Trump is guilty of an impeachable offense. The only problem is that the phone transcripts being propagated by the mainstream media have been doctored by fake news “journalists” to make Trump appear guilty of something that the original transcripts do not.
Most mainstream media outlets reported on the so-called “favor” line, in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to do him a favor. What they omitted, however, was the rest of Trump’s request in which he asked for an investigation into Ukraine’s involvement with “Spygate,” which was the Obama administration’s illegal surveillance program and attempted coup against President Trump.
In other words, Trump did not request an inquiry into Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden like fake news “journalists” continue to claim.
To keep up with the latest stories covering fake news from the mainstream media, be sure to check out Faked.news.
Sources for this article include: