Fake News for the Week Ending July 10, 2020

We're more than half way through the year and fake news continues to march on. Here's what's happening now: A bevy of right-wing militias, bikers, and skinheads flocked to Gettysburg last week to foil a plan by antifa protesters to burn American flags. Unfortunately for the incensed militia folks, the antifa story was straight up … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 10, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 3, 2020

Happy Independence Day, everybody. Let's declare all of us independent from the onslaught of fake news by examining what's fake and what's real this week. Ad Fontes Media has released an updated version (version 6.0) of its Media Bias Chart. It attempts to place news outlets on a grid according to their liberal/conservative bias and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 3, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Here's all the fake news that's not fit to print... Apparently exposure to Sean Hannity can be deadly. According to experts, misinformation spread by Fox News and other conservative media "may have intensified the severity" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three different studies "paint a picture of a media ecosystem that entertains conspiracy theories and discourages … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 12, 2020

Fake news marches on... Last week police in Buffalo shoved a 75 year-old protester to the ground, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the hospital with serious head injuries. It was all captured on video. A few days later, President Donald J. Trump sent a tweet that suggested, without any evidence whatsoever, that the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 12, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020

Let's get to it: Not surprisingly, conspiracy theories and misinformation are running rampant regarding the police killing of George Floyd here in Minneapolis and the resultant protests and riots. "The conspiracy theories range from claims that Floyd’s arrest was staged to others saying he is still alive... Other unfounded claims say Floyd’s death was part … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020