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 January 10, 2020

Here's all the fake news that's real this week: Given the developing situation in Iran, it is not perhaps surprising to see this old bit of fake news make a resurgence. (It popped in my personal news feed from a right-wing friend of mine.) It's a fake tweet from a parody account, supposedly by Muslim … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 10, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending November 1, 2019

Can you believe this stuff? Here's what's up this week: There's lots of hubbub around the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with right-wingers claiming the mainstream media too easily dismissed it. This led to this meme that claims that CNN reported the killing as "Trump Killed Unarmed Father of Three." Well, CNN didn't … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 1, 2019