Is Trump Right About Fake News?

I’m confused, which everyone who has ever read this blog already knows. I think Donald Trump is correct when he complains about ‘Fake News.’ I am starting to believe it exists.

Take this video from Judge Jeanine Pirro from Fox News on Michael Flynn. You may want to skip to the very end where Pirro suggests that Judge Sullivan could throw out Flynn’s guilty plea.

Did you watch the whole video? Did you throw up in your mouth just a bit in parts like I did? Understandable. This “judge throws out Flynn’s guilty plea due to FBI wrongdoing” narrative had been pushed by Fox News and White House talking heads for a while. Instead, Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Reagan appointee, excoriated Flynn in a blistering diatribe to the point of dropping the treason bomb as a possible additional charge. Oops.

And what about the Clinton Foundation?

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Fake Flanigan News

I like to think of this blog as intentional Fake News. However, yesterday we foisted upon our unsuspecting readership in our blogosphere some unintentional Fake News in my post about getting an MRI brain scan. Before you lump “Jim Flanigan Looks at the World” in with such Trump-identified questionable news sources like CNN, NBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Weather Channel, this was an inadvertent mistake. Allow me to explain …

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Deciphering the Undecipherable

This was tweeted today …
Trump Tweet Amazon

Not since the covfefe tweet has a tweet made less sense. I will do my best to decipher the undecipherable.

What’s true is that Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post and is CEO of Amazon.

What’s false is just about everything else in that tweet including:

  • There is no such thing as an internet tax.

  • Amazon should not pay an internet tax that does not exist.

  • Amazon pays sales tax in the 45 states where it is required.

  • The Washington Post is the antithesis of fake news.

6:06AM is too early to tweet and make sense. Have a cup of covfefe before tweeting next time.