Last June I posted a list. I had been keeping a list 'fake news' stories and shared it with ATS.
One of the LOUD suggestions was that I take the time to add links and sources.
As I already have a career, this was a daunting request.
I have been picking away at it though.
Right now, I only have up to February 2017 completed, but as you will see, it's not short.
I also tried to be selective and remove stories that were 50/50 or lacking in evidence.
None the less, it's a LOT of dang work.
Plenty of 'Fake News' lists already exist online.
I felt that I had to own my convictions and create one for myself. I make no claims that it
is the definitive list.
I'll try and add more as time allows. I'll just add it to this post over the coming months
So here it is:
New York Magazine: Tri-State Election Hacking
Politico: Trump’s pick for Treasury supported 27 cent foreclosure
WaPo: Russia hacked the Electricity Grid
RETRACTION: WaPo put a correction to the hyperbole. One laptop was affected, the Russians did not enter the grid.
White House Website used to Promote Melania Trump’s business
MISLEADING: The White House website includes a brief biography of first lady and former model Melania Trump. Her bio lists some of her professional
accomplishments, which include launching a line of jewelry and posing for several major magazines. This is hardly the scandal promised in the Post's
headline. The word "promotes" suggests some sort of abuse of the White House website for personal gain and/or profit.
CNN: Nancy Sinatra angry Trump would use “My Way” at Inaugural Ball
NYT: Climate Change website purge
NYT: MLK Bust removed
SELF DEBUNKED: "Correction: An earlier version of the story said that a bust of Martin Luther King had been moved. It is still in the Oval Office."
NBC News: Betsy DeVos wants guns in schools to fight Grizzly Bears
MISLEADING: She said it, but the article added emphasis as if to show that she WANTED guns in all schools to fight off bears. She was citing a single
instance anecdotally from memory.
Observer: Trump’s hands Photoshopped larger
Washington Post: Trump violated the sacrosanct CIA Wall by giving a speech
OMISSION: Obama also did this.
CBS: Trump brought staffer to cheer for him during CIA Visit
DEBUNKED: Entire issue not established nor verified by CBS aside from anonymous sources. Sean Spicer denied, offered proof that the front row for sure
was not staffers.
CNN: SCOTUS Twitter Contest error
SELF DEBUNKED: twitter.com...
edit on 2-2-2018 by ExVoto because: (no reason given)