Fake News for the Week Ending November 20, 2020

This is the 101st post on this blog, which means I probably should have celebrated the 100th post last week. (Oops!) Well, what's done is done, so let's continue on to the near-avalanche of fake news news happening this week. The majority of fake news continues to be spread by President Donald J. Trump and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 20, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending November 13, 2020

Now that Joe Biden is officially the president-elect, soon-to-be-future-ex-president Donald J. Trump and his allies are refusing to accept defeat and instead spreading lies and conspiracy theories about (non-existent) voting fraud in an attempt to delegitimize the election results. And so it goes... According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 7 in 10 Republicans believe the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 13, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending November 6, 2020

I would have hoped that with the end of the 2020 presidential election the amount of fake news and propaganda might have abated. Alas, that is not the case. President Trump and his supporters, sensing defeat (we're still counting ballots as I write this), have doubled down on their disinformation, conspiracy theories, and outright lies. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 6, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 23, 2020

Misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, conspiracy theories, and outright lies. That's what fake news is all about this week, so let's get started. The topic of fake news encompasses lots of subtopics -- fictitious news stories, rumors, conspiracy theories, deliberate or accidental misinformation and disinformation, and propaganda. But what about outright lies? That's what last night's presidential … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 23, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 16, 2020

We're less than three weeks away from what might be the most consequential presidential election of our lifetime, in the midst of a global pandemic that's becoming more deadly by the day, and the fake news news is flying fast and furious. In no particular order, here's what's happening this week. The New York Post … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 16, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 2, 2020

If 2020 were a movie, the screenwriter would be fired for writing such an outlandish, ridiculous, unbelievable script. The latest development, just hours old as I write this, is the news that President Donald J. Trump has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. How this affects the campaign and upcoming election remains to be seen, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 2, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 25, 2020

The propaganda, disinformation, and outright fake news is ramping up in advance of the upcoming presidential election. Some of that is due to Russian interference, some is outright manipulation by one of the two campaigns. (Guess which one?) Read on to get the deets. Why do President Trump's hardest-core supporters continue to ignore his many … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 25, 2020