But now the anti-Trump hysteria has reached such a fever pitch that the mainstream media is churning out fake news about the president and his administration. Never mind professional standards of objectivity and fact-checking. Journalists are publishing and broadcasting stories apparently devised solely to fire up “the resistance.”
Daniel Payne at The Federalist has compiled a list of 16 fake news stories about our new president. As he shows in his discussion, these are not stories whose facts are in dispute. Each of these has been found false by the newspapers or broadcasters that published them. They put up corrections, which, of course, receive little attention as the false reports continue to spread on Twitter and FaceBook.
This is not a comprehensive list. What other fake news stories are not included here? [Read more…]