Here’s an in-depth look of the last 12 months’ worst instances of the MSM’s misquotes, deceptive narratives, corrections, and plain old fake news.
Let’s not forget all of the unproven stories based on so-called “anonymous sources” that they floated. The catch-all “anonymous source” which as far as I am concerned is nothing than more the fake news attempts at gaslighting!
Here it is, y’all! I’ve compiled the worst fake news stories of 2018.https://t.co/GOxSG4bj71
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) December 23, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to review the year’s worst cases of media misquotes, misleading narratives, major corrections and straight-up fake news.
While last year’s fake reporting largely occurred during the media’s relentless pursuit to prove Russian collusion, this year’s list is much more varied. However, some themes emerged: stories about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the U.S. border were routinely flagged for misinformation.
Without further ado, here is the list of 2018’s worst examples of fake news:
1. WAPO BLAMES BORDER PATROL FOR DEATH OF 7-YEAR-OLD MIGRANT
The Washington Post published a story in December focusing on a 7-year-old migrant child from Guatemala who died in border patrol custody.
Despite WaPo’s misleading headline suggesting border patrol was to blame for the girl’s death, the full timeline of events and statements from the girl’s father praising border agents revealed a different story.
2. CNN AND THE HILL SPREAD RETRACTED SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIM AGAINST KAVANAUGH
CNN and The Hill both reported on a sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in late September without ever mentioning that the claim had been quickly retracted.
Jeffrey Catalan apologized for making a “mistake” in leveling the false claim against Kavanaugh, but CNN and The Hill’s initial reports on the claim failed to note the retraction. The Hill later retracted a tweet bolstering the claim and CNN updated its misleading report. More
The biggest fake news stories are those that the MSM refuses to report on at all. One of the biggest is the absolute destruction of Venezuela by socialism.
If our MSM were even slightly credible, in every interview, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez would be asked about the destruction their policies bring.