"Welcome to week three of "This Week In Fake News!" Previous editions can be found here and here.
You will see one change in this week's list, with respect to the count. Rather than start the count over every week, this ongoing diary of Fake News will now use a cumulative number, an ongoing count. Put simply, last week's list contained 24 pieces of Fake News. The week prior was 12. That is a total of 36, so this week we will start with number 37.
This is not meant to be a gimmick. Rather, it is a way to more accurately understand and comprehend the breathtaking scope of the national media's rabid dishonesty.
The media told FORTY lies last week, for a total of SEVENTY-SEVEN separate incidents of Fake News in just three weeks.
37. CNN's Jake Tapper Lies About Trump Not Offering Sympathy to Canada After Mosque Attack
During an interview with KellyAnne Conway, CNN's Jake Tapper told an outrageous lie in the form of a question:
"I want to ask you, in Quebec City last week, a white right-wing terrorist opened fire on a mosque filled with men, women and children," the left-wing anchor asked. "President Trump hasn't tweeted one thing about this. Why hasn't he offered sympathy to the neighbors in the north?"
Can someone get Tapper a Google Machine?
P.S. Falsely portraying Trump as a racist is part of the media's ongoing "assassination dogwhistle" strategy.
38. Washington Post Caught Lying About "Illegal Guns" In Washington DC
In its longstanding effort to strip Americans of their Second Amendment civil rights, the left-wing Washington Post was again caught fear-mongering with falsehoods, this particular one involving a -- wait for it, wait for it -- BB gun.
The Daily Caller:
The biggest inaccuracy: the description of a “black .45 caliber Umarex HDG handgun recovered from the 3200 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast.” As readers of this blog already know, Umarex makes and sells air-powered guns that fire a variety of non-lethal BBs or pellets depending on the model. The airgun is not only listed incorrectly as a firearm, but is additionally reported to be chambered in .45 caliber, an impossibility. Further, Umarex doesn’t sell an “HDG” model.Read the whole thing.
So, either MPD is unable to distinguish a firearm from an airgun, or it is a purposeful misclassification to inflate the record in a way that a firearm–ignorant city newspaper reporter would never recognize, but that many readers quickly spotted.
Oh, but there’s more.
39. Washington Post Caught Covering Up Boston Mosque's Extremism and Bigotry
The original Jan 19 story ran with the headline, "An unlikely messenger becomes a guiding spirit to young Muslims," and painted a picture of a cool social media-savvy Imam :
"Naturally, jihadist hard-liners hate Webb for his liberal views. In its online magazine, Dabiq, the Islamic State last year labeled him an apostate and “all-American imam.” The story ran with a photo of a machete pressed to a man’s neck and, beneath it, a caption reading, “The punishment for apostasy.” The story said of Webb, “Adopting a Southern inner-city accent sprinkled with thug life vocabulary, he is quick to switch to an ordinary voice when speaking to CNN and other media outlets.”
At the Church of the Epiphany in October, Webb’s subject is Donald Trump. “We’ve got a presidential candidate who has no respect for women, for Latinos, for Muslims, for blacks,” he says. “This is a guy who doesn’t know how to wear a suit properly and has a bad spray tan.”"
"We do not merely “allege” Webb’s bigotry. We have proved it. Videos of sermons we uncovered show Webb preaching that “effeminate” men are “cursed” and that he “understands” Muslims who “have animosity” toward “the Jews.”
In 2001, according to FBI surveillance documents, Webb appeared alongside al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki to raise £$100,000 for Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, who was convicted of shooting two U.S. police officers and killing one of them.
And if all this were not enough to discourage a puff piece, Webb also spent three years as the imam of the Islamic Society of Boston. There he was involved with the tarbiya program, an educational course in which radical Islamist texts are taught to youths from Boston’s historically moderate Muslim community."
40. Los Angeles Times Lies About Trump's "Shift" On NATO
Full-blown lie. Trump has always supported NATO. He has only ever questioned some members of the alliance who have failed to meet their financial commitments.
41. MSM Hides Behind KellyAnne Conway's Mistake To Cover Up Their Own Cover Up
Lies of omission are still lies, and this is a biggie…
Over the weekend, KellyAnne Conway, a top Trump advisor, falsely claimed that there had been what she called a "Bowling Green massacre," or a jihadist terror attack in the state of Kentucky. She also claimed that the media did not cover the massacre-that-never-happened.
It was a stupid mistake but Conway has since cleared the air and apologized more than once.
In their zeal to destroy Conway, what the media is really doing is covering up their own cover-up.
What happened in Bowling Green in 2011 is and was a legitimate story, a story the MSM doesn't want the public to know about because it is an inconvenient one about Al-Qaeda terrorists successfully posing as refugees:
"Senior government officials in the Obama administration were paying attention to the case and, shocked by the severe lapse in security, temporarily shut down the Iraqi refugee program for six months while they investigated the vetting process. (Sound familiar?)
The media has been mocking Conway for her remark about a Bowling Green “massacre.” They are right that there was no massacre. But there could have been, if not for the FBI investigation, due to a flawed refugee vetting process."
42. Newsweek and CNN Spread Lie About Breitbart News Having Their Own Supporters Terrorized
Both Newsweek and CNN have used Clintonista Robert Reich to spread the lie that Breitbart News started a riot in Berkeley, California, last week -- a riot where their own supporters were brutalized and beaten.
P.S. Portraying Trump as Hitler, a someone willing to organize political violence through modern-day Brownshirts, is yet another piece of the media's ongoing "assassination dogwhistle" strategy.
43. Media Lies About Make Up of Trump's National Security Council
This lie was so egregious and widespread, even the left-wing Washington Post felt the need to speak out:
"One thing Trump has decidedly not done, however, is downgrade the participation of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the deliberations of the National Security Council.
You may have heard and read otherwise, repeatedly. Therein lies an illustration of how communication between the executive and mainstream media, and with it coverage of the Trump administration, has already come unhinged."
44. Scientific Community and Media Again Caught Lying About Global Warming
The hoax that is Climate Change has once again been debunked. The national media is, per the usual, covering this fact up."....