Fake News for the Week Ending January 7, 2022

A year ago this week supporters of disgraced former president Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol Building in what was clearly an attempt to overthrow Congress and overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. This Insurrection was fueled by a belief in what has become known as the Big Lie, that Trump didn't lose … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 7, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

It's Christmas Eve so we're going to go a little light on the fake news news this week -- and have a Merry Christmas everyone! Supporters of disgraced former president Donald J. Trump have a new favorite January 6th-related conspiracy theory they're batting around. Right-wing bloviators (Tucker Carlson, Candace Owens, Joe Rogan, Rep. Marjorie Taylor … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes news about fake news this week, so let's jump right in. Remember the QAnon-flavored conspiracy theory that online home goods retailer Wayfair was somehow involved in child sex trafficking? The Washington Post does a deep dive into how that entire thing developed, starting with a Wayfair listing for a throw … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 3, 2021

This is the week that Omicron forced its way into our collective consciousness. We will look back on this a year from now as either something portentous or a big nothing. (Hope it's the latter!) Now onto the fake news of the week... Speaking of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Ronny Jackson, former White House physician … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 3, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending November 26, 2021

I know, it's Saturday, which means I'm a day late in posting this week. So stop complaining and start reading! Fox News talking head Tucker Carlson is making waves with his so-called "documentary" called Patriot Purge. It's a three-part series that attempts to rewrite the events of the January 6 insurrection. Among other ridiculous falsehoods, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 26, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending November 12, 2021

The COVID conspiracy theories continue to spread and mutate, just like the virus itself. The latest COVID-related conspiracy theory concerns giraffes. Yes, giraffes. It seems that the conspiracy mill is claiming that three giraffes at the Dallas Zoo died because they received the COVID vaccine. Well, like most conspiracy theories, this one is half true. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 12, 2021