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 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 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

Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021

There's been so much real news this week (Trump business indicted, Florida condo collapse, Donald Rumsfeld passing, Supreme Court rulings, Pacific Coast heatwave, Bill Cosby released from jail, and more) that the fake news pales in comparison. But there's still some of it, so let's get started. In recent weeks four British Airways pilots and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021