Donald Trump: The Michael Jordan of Fake News

Donald Trump fired up his twitter machine again Tuesday to complain about "fake news" and demand that he be apologized to for all of the incorrect stories written about him. … [Read more...]

Trump Promotes Fox Story from Anonymous Source

Donald Trump says that if you see a story that quotes an anonymous source, that means it's "fake news" and the reporter invented a non-existent person out of whole cloth. But there he was Tuesday morning, tweeting a link to a Fox News story defending Jared Kushner that cited a single anonymous source and didn't even have a byline. … [Read more...]

Hannity’s Last Excuse on Seth Rich Story Falls Apart

Sean Hannity had two sources he used to justify obsessing over the inane Seth Rich conspiracy theory. The first, Rod Wheeler, admitted that he hadn't actually seen the evidence he initially claimed to have seen. The second, Kim Dotcom, now admits that the document he relied on is a fake. … [Read more...]

The White House’s Contradictory Message on Kushner

It's been fascinating watching the White House try to respond to the revelation that Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret backchannel to the Russians using secure facilities at their embassy. Sean Spicer and Trump himself just keep screaming about fake news, but Spicer wouldn't deny that the story is true and others have been out there saying he was right to do it. … [Read more...]

Trump: We Must Stop Leaks That Don’t Exist!

Donald Trump is back in the country and off the busy schedule that kept him regimented, so you know what that means: Fire up the Twitter machine! He was back at it Sunday morning with a series of tweets in which, as usual, he tries to have it both ways. … [Read more...]

Advertisers Beginning to Abandon Hannity

It's only a trickle at this point, but at least a few advertisers have already responded to public pressure and have pulled their ads from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. Only time will tell how far it goes and if it's enough to get him off the air, as it did for Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. … [Read more...]

Seriously, Stop Quoting Mensch and Taylor

My Facebook feed is filled with anti-Trump folks repeatedly citing Louise Mensch, Claude Taylor and the Palmer Report as if they had any credibility at all. They don't and you really should stop citing them. Zach Beauchamp at Vox gives lots of examples of their absurd claims, but let's go with just a couple examples. … [Read more...]

Stone Wants Fake News Sites in PDB

Roger Stone clearly has no idea what the Presidential Daily Briefing is. He seems to think it's just a general list of things the president should know about because he says something is very wrong if it doesn't include fake sites like Breitbart and InfoWars. … [Read more...]

Priebus Trying to Prevent Trump from Seeing Fake Stories

One of the major problems Trump has is that if he sees or hears a story or claim that he wants to be true, he assumes it is and then goes off talking about it in public, no matter how unsupported it it. He gets some of it, at least, from his own staff and Reince Priebus is trying to fix that. … [Read more...]

Napolitano’s Bizarre Take on Comey Firing

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano has a seriously weird explanation for why Comey was fired: Because it allows the DOJ to now finally prosecute Hillary Clinton for espionage over the now-infamous email server. Seriously, he thinks Rosenstein may be aiming for that: … [Read more...]

Beck: I Always Correct My Mistakes

Fans of irony will love this one. Glenn Beck is criticizing others for not owning up to their mistakes when they spread false information and holding himself up as a model for how to show that kind of intellectual honesty. The mind boggles at the thought. … [Read more...]

PolitiFact Starts Identifying Fake News Sites

In a very welcome development, PolitiFact has launched a project to document and identify sites that peddle fake news, in conjunction with Facebook, which is trying to find ways to prevent the use of its site to spread lies so effectively. … [Read more...]