You may have been hearing a lot about “fake news” recently. This is mostly a ploy by whiny Hillary Clinton sore losers who can’t udnerstand why their candidate, who was absolutely awful, lost the campaign in such spectacular fashion. I mean, losing by 70+ electoral votes is a landslide. The popular vote? The founding fathers were smart enough to ensure that a few hotbeds of radicals in a handful of states couldn’t sway the Presidential election. If Trump won 49 states by 100,000 votes each but lost California by 10million votes does that mean that Hillary Clinton deserved to be President more? It doesn’t and anyone who says differently is just a sore loser Clintonphile.
With all that being said, our friends at Constitution.com wrote a very intelligent article detailing where fake news actually came from and where it started…and surprise surprise its coming from the radical left news outlets who never let the truth get in the way of pushing their agenda forward.
The watch words of the day seems to be “fake news” with liberals using the concept as a weapon to shut down all center right news and opinion outlets on both the Internet and TV. But the fact is, the liberal media invented “fake news” many decades before those on the right finally had enough of media bias and started their own news outlets.
Liberals have spent the entire month after Election Day proclaiming every non-liberal website or TV network to be purveyors of “fake news” even going so far as creating a list of sites they claim are all lies and publishing wildly biased “studies” of said sites to “prove” they are filled with “fake news.”
Losing Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, came out of mourning to blast the right’s “fake news” even as she was one of its biggest purveyors. After all, who can forget her story that she was shot at by snipers during a visit to Bosnia in 1996 when, in fact, she was met with no violence at all. Not only did Hillary face no security threat when she landed in Bosnia that day, she was met by a little girl who gave her a bouquet of flowers. Those must have been some scary flowers, indeed.
Aside from political figures, far left, clickbait website BuzzFeed made the most noise with an October 20 piece entitled, “Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate,” a story that essentially relied on a liberal “professor’s” list of “fake news” websites heavy on right leaning sites and almost empty of left leaning sites.
Without question, even as BuzzFeed set itself up to be the arbiter of what is or isn’t fake news, it has itself been a constant and steady supplier of fake news.
Recently the site caused controversy for its vicious and unfair hit piece on cable TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines smearing them as haters merely because they go to a church headed by a pastor whose traditional views on marriage don’t comport with liberal views that traditional marriage is a horrible, inhuman thing.
The hit piece on the TV reality show stars was so outrageous that even the liberals at the Washington Post called it a “dangerous” precedent to set.
In another example of fake news, Buzzfeed published a long series of images celebrating the hate for whites seen in many colleges and universities across the country. Also, just prior to the election, BuzzFeed mischaracterized Donald Trump’s comments aout our troops, and in August BuzzFeed posted a story insisting that if Donald Trump were to become president, the nation would see a new era of blacks being lynched.
Even in its celebrated story on fake news BuzzFeed was caught peddling fake data to “prove” that conservative websites are filled with fake news. According to Daily Caller, in its story BuzzFeed used data making it seem as if conservative sites have higher instances of stories based on false information.
BuzzFeed is hardly alone, tough, in its new attack on “fake news.” Early in August The New York Times led the pack insisting that Facebook was unwittingly the platform of a “Gigantic, Hyperpartisan Political-Media Machine,” and Financial Times joined in at the end of November by pretty much equating all center right websites to the “racist” Alt-Right.
Speaking of hyper-partisan, the accusation of “fake news” was ladled out onto all conservative media by liberal “comedian” and cable TV host John Oliver who attacked the right but not the left during his low-rated TV show.
But this newfound excitement to end fake news is little else but another example of liberal hypocrisy.
Certainly the history of the news media is rife with “fake news.” Media veracity has been problematic since the day after Guttenberg invented the printing press! The early days of our republic were awash with sensationalist newspapers casting aspersions on political foes and reporting salacious stories that were often exaggerated if not outright false. But in the modern era, the “fake news” is a thorough invention of liberals.
For instance, the liberal media spent the entirety of the existence of the Soviet Union purposefully refusing to tell the truth about the Soviet’s murderous record of death and oppression. In fact, the lefty media even awarded itself a Pulitzer Prize for lies when The New York Times’ Walter Duranty was given the award for his shameless shilling for the Soviets in the 1930s.
The most obvious example of the left’s modern penchant to push fake news goes back at least to the Vietnam War when liberals like Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, and Chet Huntley and David Brinkley convinced America that the U.S. military was losing the war and that our troops did nothing but course through the country murdering women and babies.
And don’t forget that two of the Old Media’s most famous TV News anchors, Dan Rather and Brian Williams, were both fired because of their constant lies on the air.
If you would like to see a great list of 50 examples of liberal media bias, feel free to visit my 2011 piece “The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.”
But we don’t have to go back to the 1930s or even the 1960s to see any number of examples of the lefty media’s fake news stories. Indeed, there have been dozens of examples even in these last few weeks during the time the liberal media has been attacking the right for pushing “fake news.”
Let’s just run down some of the latest fake stories pushed by the media in the last few weeks:
Slate was criticized for publishing a “ridiculous and false” story on Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway
NBC uses a Baltimore protest photo in a story about the mistrial of a South Carolina police officer making it seem as if there was a large protest in South Carolina when there wasn’t
The New York Post exposes the media’s lies that Obama is leaving a great economy to Donald Trump
Washington Post was forced to admit that it’s story of “fake news” was based on an unverified list of outlets created by a single person
A Newsweek editor reported that Trump fans booed when informed of the death of astronaut John Glenn, later retracts story admitting it was false
New York Times reports that students who voted for Trump are demanding safe spaces on college campuses, but the story doesn’t quote a single student asking for any safe space
Texas TV reporter fired for a single complimentary Tweet about Trump while co-workers had many in support of Hillary
I encourage you to check out the rest of the article here:
There is no greater hypocrisy than liberal hypocrisy. And they prove it every day.
Yet now they are trying to pull a Kansas City Shuffle on you and have you ignore the man behind the curtain.
That might have worked back in the day when mainstream media was the only outlet for people to consume news, but with sites like Conservative.com, Bulletsfirst.net and the rest of the Liberty Alliance, and those unaffiliated patriots out there spreading the truth, the liberal shell game is finally up.
The last thing the progressive radicals can try is to hoodwink Americans by covering up the truth with lies.
But in case they missed the memo, America is finally waking up and wants to be great again.