Fake News for the Week Ending June 28, 2019

There was lots of news about fake news this week, including the following: Google is putting together a new media literacy program to teach kids how to spot fake news. That's certainly not a bad thing. More information here, from TechCrunch. And here's a link to the program, dubbed "Be Internet Awesome." Scientists claim that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 28, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending June 21, 2019

Here's what's really happening in the world of fake news this week: No, kids are not growing horns because of cell phone use. It's not quite fake news, but it is a substantial misreading of the research and conflation of trends. Reason helps to make sense of it all. Pew Research reports that white evangelicals are more … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 21, 2019

The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism

It's not fake news per se, but it is relevant – my first political essay for Michael Smerconish's website: The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism.  (And if you don't watch or listen to or follow Michael Smerconish, you should; he's one of the smartest and most honest guys on TV and radio today.)

Fake News for the Week Ending June 14, 2019

Here's what's happening in the world of fake news this week: Responding to reports that his own internal polling shows him trailing Joe Biden and other Democratic presidential candidates, and despite numerous other national polls showing the same results, President Trump called these polls -- his own campaign's polls, remember -- "fake polls." In his … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 14, 2019