Fake News

Study: 42 percent of Republicans believe accurate — but negative — stories qualify as ‘fake news’


All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew that an increasing portion of the U.S.
via Study: 42 percent of Republicans believe accurate — but negative — stories qualify as ‘fake news’
Most of the time, “Fake News” just means “I choose to ignore facts I do not like”

‘Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down’: Mich. man arrested for threatening to attack CNN hosts


On Jan. 9, an operator in Atlanta manning the public contact number for CNN received a phone call. According to a federal arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, the male caller launched into a threat. “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down. F — k you, f — king ni—rs.
via ‘Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down’: Mich. man arrested for threatening to attack CNN hosts
Where do you think he got the idea that CNN is Fake News? This story didn’t get the coverage it needed.

Fake News Weaponized

Thankfully, no one was hurt. But you may have heard that a man from Salisbury, North Carolina, Edgar Maddison Welch, shot up a pizza joint in Washington, DC today in an effort to ‘investigate’ the “Pizza Gate” conspiracy theory. What on earth is Pizza Gate, you may ask? It’s a Reddit-based far right conspiracy theory alleging a child sex trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta out of a DC pizza shop. Here’s a tweet tonight from the son of Michael Flynn, the incoming National Security Advisor. Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many “coincidences” tied to it. https://t.co/8HA9y30Yfp — Michael G Flynn🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016

(via Fake News Weaponized)

Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story.

Wow. But what about #TacoGate? The communist insurgency being run by @mflynnJR out of taco trucks? Until that is proven false it should remain a story.