Tag: Fake News

After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment By A Conservative, Hannity Blames ‘Liberal Fascists’ | Crooks and Liars

Memo to Sean Hannity: The Fox News employees pushed out of Fox News were sexually-assaulting conservatives, accused by conservatives and eventually ousted by conservative Rupert Murdoch.

Source: After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment By A Conservative, Hannity Blames ‘Liberal Fascists’ | Crooks and Liars

Muslim MP Anne Aly falsely accused of refusing to lay wreath on Anzac Day

Australia’s first female Muslim federal MP Anne Aly has fallen victim to fake news after an unsubstantiated story about her “refusal” to lay a wreath on Anzac Day appeared on a Facebook post.

Source: Muslim MP Anne Aly falsely accused of refusing to lay wreath on Anzac Day

Fox Business Host Allows Industry CEO To Continue Denying The Real Reason For Coal’s Decline

Fox Business host Stuart Varney allowed a coal mining company CEO who previously said President Donald Trump couldn’t bring back coal jobs to walk back those comments, while Varney himself pushed the myth that environmental protections are to blame for the loss of jobs in the coal industry.A March 27 article in The Guardian reported that

Source: Fox Business Host Allows Industry CEO To Continue Denying The Real Reason For Coal’s Decline

Breitbart Is Tagging Articles With A Bigoted “Alt-Right” Meme That Attacks Swedish Multiculturalism | Andrew Bolt in Australia reblogs them and calls it work it’s a global loop

Breitbart’s xenophobic “Sweden YES” tag is a dog whistle to the “alt-right,” and the misleading articles marked with the label serve as the foundation for the outlet’s anti-immigrant campaign in both Europe and the United States.In a March 17 interview with NBC News, Breitbart.com’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow at

Source: Breitbart Is Tagging Articles With A Bigoted “Alt-Right” Meme That Attacks Swedish Multiculturalism

Trump and Netanyahu: A shared art of exploiting terrorism | +972 Magazine

Trump is using the same framework for understanding terrorism to justify his Muslim ban and immigration policy that Netanyahu and Israel have exploited to justify half a century of occupation. By Naomi Dann Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit with President Trump at the White House this week. It will be a true meeting of minds. Both leaders are bombastic and rely on false claims, fear-mongering, and stereotypes to pursue discriminatory, racist, and violent policies. [tmwinpost] The parallels would be comical if they weren’t so harmful. Just last week, Trump asserted, based on no evidence, that people were bussed…

Source: Trump and Netanyahu: A shared art of exploiting terrorism | +972 Magazine

Taking A Cue From Conservative Media, Trump Consistently Misuses The Term “Fake News”

Conservative media and President Donald Trump have repeatedly misappropriated the term “fake news” to attack journalists and news organizations that publish stories Trump views to be unfavorable to him and his administration. Despite the accusations leveled against these news outlets, they are not putting out “fake news,” which inv

Source: Taking A Cue From Conservative Media, Trump Consistently Misuses The Term “Fake News”

Donald Trump: Five Australian incidents in White House list of under-reported ‘terrorist attacks’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The White House sends journalists a list of terror attacks it believes did not receive adequate attention from Western media — including five incidents in Australia, one of which was determined to be a murder case. That list is an obvious case of fake news being used to boost  what’s a case of “confirmation bias”. Searching for information to prove a conclusion you want drawn is trying to squeeze marshmallows into a money box. It’s purely the Art of the Deal.

Source: Donald Trump: Five Australian incidents in White House list of under-reported ‘terrorist attacks’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Right-Wing Media Was In Love With Paid Protesting| Yes fake news has always been Trump

Current False Accusations Of Paid Protesters Don’t Match Up With Tea Party Adoration

This is your brain on fake news: what’s behind the human willingness to swallow “alternative facts” – Salon.com

Obvious BS should set off our internal scam detectors, but it turns out the human brain has a workaround for that

Source: This is your brain on fake news: what’s behind the human willingness to swallow “alternative facts” – Salon.com

The Right Is Building A New Media “Upside Down” To Tell Trump’s Story – BuzzFeed News

Armed with its own set of facts, the right has created a parallel media universe that’s risen all the way with Trump to the White House.

Source: The Right Is Building A New Media “Upside Down” To Tell Trump’s Story – BuzzFeed News

Meet The Mysterious, Facebook-Verified Page Pushing Fake News To Nearly 5 Million Followers

The verified Facebook page for American News (also known as The Patriot Review), with its more than 4.7 million followers, is perhaps the largest page regularly pushing fake news on the social media platform and is emblematic of the problem Facebook must address immediately. It shares dozens of posts each day, often topped with false, clickbait

Source: Meet The Mysterious, Facebook-Verified Page Pushing Fake News To Nearly 5 Million Followers

10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

Breitbart goes big

Despite left-wing “fake news,” there is no evidence from the CIA investigation that Russian hackers actually distorted the voting process.

Source: 10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

Jewish Family Flees County After Fox News Falsely Blames Them For Canceling Christmas Play

A Jewish family had to flee a Pennsylvania county after Fox News and Breitbart reported untrue stories that they had shut down a school Christmas play. Centerville Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania canceled their annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this year primarily because the production requires 20 hours of classroom time to […]

Source: Jewish Family Flees County After Fox News Falsely Blames Them For Canceling Christmas Play

Liberal Accuses ABC of “False News” On Adani While Christensen Causes The Liberals Damage By Threatening To Stay | India where Corporate Tax Evasion is the norm.

Earlier this morning I heard a rather strange interview with ACL head, Lyle Shelton, where he was suggesting that the police announcement that the explosion outside the Australian Christian Lobby office wasn’t motivated by politics or religion was “just a belief”. There was no way the police could know what motivated the perpetrator because they’d…

Source: Liberal Accuses ABC of “False News” On Adani While Christensen Causes The Liberals Damage By Threatening To Stay – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Chris Hedges: ‘Fake News’ in America: Homegrown, and Far From New – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

For decades, the media have been dominated by manufactured reports. This skillful manipulation of information erased the lines between fact and opinion and gave rise to the demagogue who will sit in the Oval Office.

Source: Chris Hedges: ‘Fake News’ in America: Homegrown, and Far From New – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

Day to Day Politics: Who gives a shit? Not Tony. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 17 December 2016 1 Tony Abbott must be having the greatest dummy spit of all time. Now he is on about employment, or should I say the illusion that there are so many jobs that people are choosing to just not work. The last time I looked it up there were 19 applicants for…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Who gives a shit? Not Tony. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Right-Wing Media Are Using The Term “Fake News” To Attack Credible News Sources

Some right-wing media figures and outlets are attempting to twist and confuse the term “fake news” — a specific phenomenon in which information is clearly and demonstrably fabricated, then packaged and distributed to appear as a legitimate source of news — to attack outlets they disagree with. By redefining fake news in their own terms an

Source: Right-Wing Media Are Using The Term “Fake News” To Attack Credible News Sources