2018’s Worst Cases Of Journalistic Malpractice… Otherwise Known As Fake News


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!

Trending: Nine People Shot in D.C. Despite ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban and Strict Gun Laws

Daily Caller:

take our poll - story continues below

Have smartphones made the world better or worse?

  • Have smartphones made the world better or worse?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Godfather Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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.

Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

You Might Like
Previous 13 Arrested In ISIS Beheading Of 2 European Students
Next WATCH: Ronald Reagan Reads Christmas Story of Life of Christ to Children at White House (1982)

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.