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Fake News: “And the winners are…”

The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards | GOP

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

“Overall, I’d give this an A for persuasion technique. President Trump made his points without going over the top, and without giving his critics fodder for counter-persuasion. Considering all the ways this could have gone wrong, it’s impressive how many traps he avoided while hitting his targets. This is the sort of persuasion you only see from a very stable genius.”  — Scott Adams

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  • BillH January 18, 2018, 9:52 AM

    Powerful. Totally incriminating. No amount of weaseling rationalization by the culprits can blunt this stuff.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 18, 2018, 10:36 AM

    For the amount of education and experience Paul Krugman has, he sure is an idiot. When morons like him win the Economics Nobel, it seriously takes away from the value of such awards.

  • tim January 18, 2018, 10:54 AM

    Alternate awards name – “If Hating Trump is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right”.

    Awards ceremony theme song – “Send In The Clowns”.

  • Anderson January 18, 2018, 11:09 AM

    During the Republican primaries my son-in-law asked me who I would support. Being so worn down from eight years of Obama, I said: “Whoever will make the Lefties become the most apoplectic and frothing at the mouth with indignation. I’m not sure if that is Cruz or Trump”.

    Turns out it was Trump. It’s been such a cathartic past year for so many of us to watch the Left lose their marbles because of him.

  • ghostsniper January 18, 2018, 11:27 AM

    It’s all lies now, they can’t go back.

  • Mike G. January 18, 2018, 1:03 PM

    All one has to remember about Krugman is he worked for Enron during their infamous fail.

  • Jewel January 18, 2018, 5:30 PM

    We got a notification that our county commissioners voted to lower the current county millage from 3.735 to 2.911. I blame Trump.

  • pbird January 19, 2018, 1:17 PM

    There are good political cartoonists…

  • Chuck January 20, 2018, 4:38 AM

    DJT is a biathlon athlete: after cross country skiing for a half a mile he stops, stands there calmly and hit five out of five targets.