The left created the term “Fake News” in order to deflect attention away from Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing election loss that the media thought she had in the bag.
It backfired on them big time and now outlets like CNN, Washington Post, and MSNBC are routinely being labeled as fake news thanks to their one-sided reporting on Trump.
Over the past year, we have seen liberal outlets consistently spread fake news stories about Trump supporters carrying out hate crimes.
In fact, it happened at least 15 times this year.
Sadly, the lies didn’t stop after the election. Instead, the media is doubling down.
Here is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell spreading a story about a Muslim teenager seeking revenge on a boy who pulled her hijab.
Only one problem.
That’s not what happened.
A video posted Friday afternoon to Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook purportedly showing a Muslim student at Washburn High School using her fists to exact revenge on a boy who tugged her hijab is fake, a Minneapolis schools spokesman said Saturday.
The video, titled “Welcome to Washburn,” has gone viral since it was posted to Facebook, with more than 6.5 million views, more than 161,000 shares and more than 29,000 comments — many supporting the girl, who appears to be defending herself.
But Dirk Tedmon, a spokesman for the school district, said Saturday that school officials who talked to families of the students after viewing the video learned that it was a “play fight” and intended as a joke. School safety and security staff confirmed the alleged incident never happened. By the time it was discovered to be a hoax, the video had gone viral, Tedmon said.
Talk about fake news.
Think Lawrence will issue a retraction?
We aren’t exactly dealing with the most classy guy in the world.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
If Trump gets dementia, how will we know?
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) January 11, 2017