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 19, 2020

There is almost too much news about fake news this week, but we'll give it the old college try. Twitter continues to grow a backbone and stand up to President Trump's wildly misleading and outright false tweets. For the first time, Twitter labeled a Trump tweet as "manipulated media." (The tweet included a video that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 19, 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 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