Special Edition: Inspector General’s Report

We are now living a post-truth world, where the facts apparently differ depending on what side you're on. Witness yesterday's release of the Inspector General's report about the beginnings of the Russian investigation. Most legal authorities and mainstream news outlets saw the facts as the BBC saw them, and as the report clearly stated, that … Continue reading Special Edition: Inspector General’s Report

Fake News for the Week Ending December 6, 2019

There's a lot to digest this week, so let's get started: No, there is not a 28th Amendment that bars lawmakers from exempting themselves from having to comply with existing laws. In spite of the meme circulating on Facebook, there are only 27 amendments, and this isn't one of them. FactCheck.org does the debunking. Did … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 6, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending November 22, 2019

Here we go: This is an older one, but it kept popping up in my Facebook feed this week. (I apparently have gullible Facebook "friends.") No, George Soros' son isn't married to Adam Schiff's sister. PolitiFact does the usual debunking. Nor, for that matter, is it true that President Trump is abusing over-the-counter stimulants, as … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 22, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019

Fake news news this week includes: A Snopes investigation reveals that a web of fake profiles and groups is building a "pro-Trump empire" on Facebook. Fascinating and scary stuff. Also from Snopes: no, that offer you saw on Facebook about a free 24-pack of Bud Light isn't true. Just more fake news, sorry, totally debunked. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending November 1, 2019

Can you believe this stuff? Here's what's up this week: There's lots of hubbub around the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with right-wingers claiming the mainstream media too easily dismissed it. This led to this meme that claims that CNN reported the killing as "Trump Killed Unarmed Father of Three." Well, CNN didn't … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 1, 2019