Tag: fake news

Keep this Facebook mess in perspective

Facebook founder CEO and original friend Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow. There is sure to be — as always — plenty of grandstanding by the senators, especially when the TV cameras are on them so that they can perform some of their favorite acting routines. This is all about privacy, of course. These senators are set to pretend they care about your privacy. Of course, we all know better than that. What are […]

The media’s Trump coverage a case of apples and oranges

President Jimmy Carter made waves this week when he told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.” This, naturally, made right-wingers jump up and yell, “See! Totally unfair! Fake news! Banana, banana, BANANA!” To this, I say, “APPLE!” Um, I mean of course the media treats Trump differently. Trump is different. Trump ran on being different. He also ran on being tough, which […]

Intolerable ignorance

If you don’t know that the headline in the image above from the propagandists at YourNewsWire.com is untrue, there’s probably no point in reading any further. You’re hopelessly ignorant and can’t be helped at this point. This obviously fake news story is spreading far and wide today. A Facebook friend posted the above link today. I knew they were conservative as well as Trump apologists and I know they hate “mainstream” media, but I had no idea their ignorance rose […]

Ode to Vladimir Putin

There once was a despot named Putin For Donald Trump he clearly was rootin’ So he assembled a team And hatched up a scheme To fool the fools who were doin’ the choosin’ We’ll invent a few stories to start Even try to make him look smart If he appears to be bruised We’ll call it “fake news” And summon our friends at Breitbart Alex Jones will lie with impunity And El Rushbo will scare the community We’ll feed the insanity With the […]