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When Racial Hoaxes Make News

November 15, 2017 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The liberal narrative on Donald Trump assumes his election was evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that turned out to […]

PolitiFact Editor: Trump Uses ‘Fake News’ Attacks Like A Communist Or Nazi

October 21, 2017 by

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By Tim Graham ~ PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnic Holan (pictured)  wrote an editorial on Wednesday taking issue with President Trump’s declarations of “fake news.” Holan reported “Trump is so taken with the phrase ‘fake news,’ that he’s mentioned it at least 153 separate times in interviews, on Twitter and in speeches, according to a count […]

Gallup Poll: Most Republicans Disagree Media ‘Get The Facts Straight’

September 5, 2017 by

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By Tim Graham ~ This isn’t a great poll number for the press. Gallup reports that “Just over a third of Americans (37%) in 2017 say news organizations generally get the facts straight, unchanged from the last time Gallup asked this question in 2003.” While overall perception of the media’s accuracy is stable, major partisan […]

This ‘Endangered Species’ Story Was Government-Sponsored Fake News

August 29, 2017 by

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By Rob Gordon ~ Leave it to the federal government to make a costly mistake, obscure it for decades at taxpayer expense, and then try to claim it was a success. In 2016, Johnston’s frankenia—a wiry, blue-green, roughly 1 to 2-foot-tall shrub with tiny oblong leaves—was taken off the endangered species list. The Fish and […]

Fake News: NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Climate Report Was Online For Months

August 10, 2017 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ A supposedly secret document that the New York Times on Tuesday claimed to expose, a climate change report that network journalists worried would be “suppressed,” was already online. According to Alex Pappas on FoxNews.com, “Scientists appear to have debunked The New York Times‘ claim it has leaked a secret, gloomy climate change report […]

CNN’s Robertson Claims Merkel Chose Hamburg As G-20 Site To Harass Trump

July 8, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In one of the more bizarre segments seen in the past several weeks on CNN — and in the context of recent events and broadcasts, that’s saying something — CNN’s International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson claimed on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to hold the G-20 summit in Hamburg so that […]

The “Crime Of The Century” Is Bad Journalism

June 28, 2017 by

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By Cliff Kincaid ~ The latest propaganda piece from The Washington Post, “Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault,” is based, as usual, mostly on anonymous sources determined to make former President Barack Obama look good. The gist is that Obama tried his best to punish Russia for alleged interference in the […]