Fake News for the Week Ending May 22, 2020

Another week, another treasure trove of fake news news. Like these: It seems like half the time I spool up a video on YouTube I'm faced with a pre-roll ad for The Epoch Times. These ads are super-wacky right-wing conspiracy theory stuff, all about "spygate" and the plot against President Trump and all sorts of … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending May 22, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending May 15, 2020

Sometimes it seems that everything's fake and nothing's real. Let's try and sort things out a bit.   You may have seen, on social media no doubt, a tweet that then-not-president Donald Trump made back in 2009 stating that, unlike then-president Obama, he "would never let thousands of Americans die from a pandemic while in … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending May 15, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending May 1, 2020

It's that time again, so tighten up your sweatpants and get ready for the best of this week's fake news, starting with: CNN's Reliable Sources reports on how MSNBC and Fox News reported on the same story, about a pair of California doctors spreading misinformation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. The dubious docs, condemned by their … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending May 1, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending April 24, 2020

Lots of fake news news this week, starting with: President Trump showed either his predilection for creating inflammatory remarks or his total ignorance by proposing the fake, medically unsound, and quite likely deadly COVID-19 cures of bombarding victims with UV radiation and injecting them with disinfectants. He apparently came up with these ideas out of … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 24, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending April 17, 2020

The coronavirus crisis continues, and fake news marches on... It seems that the evangelical Christian community is spreading an inordinate number of rumors and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 coronavirus -- and being fooled by said rumors and conspiracy theories. Christian writer Ed Stetzer offers his opinions on this situation. He points out that conservative … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 17, 2020