Five Stunning Examples of Fake News

Here's just a short list for reference if you ever need some prime examples of fake news.

1) Charlottesville

This is one of the most stunning fake news stories that claimed Trump said there were good people on the white supremacist side of the protest. That was a lie and taken totally out of context. Here is the complete quote: "You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.....I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally."

2) Elizabeth Warren Native American claim

After she took a DNA test the Boston Globe stated that the results showed her to be Native American which proved Trump's statements wrong about her ancestry. The Globe blamed this on a math error. Sure.

3) Covington Catholic students

The media tried to smear the students as mocking a Native American protester Nathan Phillips. However, video proves that Phillips approached the students intending to stir up trouble. This is one of the biggest fake news stories of 2019. Covington student Nick Sandmann recently won a lawsuit against CNN for spreading this huge lie. Other lawsuits are also pending. Hopefully, the fake news learns to wait for the facts and to tell the truth.

4) Trump colluded with Russia

So idiotic and disproved that not much explaining is necessary. The fakes news still seems to peddle this one, though.

5) Martin Luther King Jr. bust

TIME magazine falsely reported that Trump removed the bust from the Oval Office soon after winning the election. The bust was moved to another spot. TIME issued both an apology and correction.

There are many more to add, though these are among the most spectacular lies. Always remain vigilant as the mainstream media continues to put out fake news.


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