Fake News for the Week Ending January 7, 2022

A year ago this week supporters of disgraced former president Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol Building in what was clearly an attempt to overthrow Congress and overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. This Insurrection was fueled by a belief in what has become known as the Big Lie, that Trump didn't lose … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 7, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

It's Christmas Eve so we're going to go a little light on the fake news news this week -- and have a Merry Christmas everyone! Supporters of disgraced former president Donald J. Trump have a new favorite January 6th-related conspiracy theory they're batting around. Right-wing bloviators (Tucker Carlson, Candace Owens, Joe Rogan, Rep. Marjorie Taylor … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes news about fake news this week, so let's jump right in. Remember the QAnon-flavored conspiracy theory that online home goods retailer Wayfair was somehow involved in child sex trafficking? The Washington Post does a deep dive into how that entire thing developed, starting with a Wayfair listing for a throw … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending November 12, 2021

The COVID conspiracy theories continue to spread and mutate, just like the virus itself. The latest COVID-related conspiracy theory concerns giraffes. Yes, giraffes. It seems that the conspiracy mill is claiming that three giraffes at the Dallas Zoo died because they received the COVID vaccine. Well, like most conspiracy theories, this one is half true. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 12, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending November 5, 2021

QAnon conspiracy theories, anti-vaccination disinformation, and anti-democratic propaganda -- fake news marches on. On Election Day, hundreds of QAnon conspiracy believers gathered in Dallas' Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated almost sixty years ago. They were hoping to see the return of JFK's son, John F. Kennedy Jr., who they believe will … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 5, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending October 15, 2021

Conspiracy theories and those who believe in them have always been with us. In years past there have been groups of people who believed that Freemasons ruled the world, the Holocaust didn't happen, aliens crashed in Roswell, fluoride was added to our water supply as part of a Communist plot to weaken the populace, John … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 15, 2021