Fake News for the Week Ending August 7, 2020

Lots of fake news and, as usual, much of it revolves around President Donald J. Trump. Hold on to your hats... The big fake news news this week concerned both Facebook and Twitter removing a post by President Trump that linked to an interview where he claimed children are "almost immune" to COVID-19. Facebook said … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 7, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 31, 2020

It's the end of July and the fake news keeps on coming, spurred along by the coronavirus and President Donald J. Trump and his minions. Let's get to it. The big dust-up this week concerns a video from "America's Frontline Doctors," a group of non-mainstream physicians who make series of dubious and outright false claims … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 31, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

I am tired of all the cries of "hoax" and "fake news" around the very real facts and recommendations from scientists and other experts regarding wearing masks and fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus. My fake news choices this week probably reflect that, to some degree. Let's start with President Donald J. Trump and an interview he … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 17, 2020

What did John Lennon know about fake news? "Nothing is real," he wrote in "Strawberry Fields Forever," and sometimes it seems that is true. Oliver Taylor is a twenty-something student at Britain's University of Birmingham. He's a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. He writes editorials and blog … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 17, 2020

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 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