Since Democrats and their friends in the media lost the election earlier this month, they’ve embarked on a collective effort to blame so-called “fake news” for the loss.
President Obama specifically mentioned the phrase during a press conference in Lima, Peru.
“Generally we’ve got elections that are not focused on issues and are full of fake news and false information and distractions,” he charged.
The President better have a little chat with his favorite network, NBC News, if that is the case.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd did a segment titled, The Fight Against Fake News, in which the host analyzed “how fake news stories spread like wildfire online – and why they are accepted for fact.”
NBC also published a story complaining about ‘fake news’ proliferating on social media, with one source calling it “lies” and “idiocies.”
This is all hilarious in hindsight, because after publishing these two efforts NBC went ahead and printed this completely fake headline:
“Not going to rule out anything,” sure sounds like they’re implying the Republicans are considering a Muslim registry, right?
Wrong. First of all, readers of The Political Insider already know what Priebus actually said.
Here is the full sentence (they didn’t just cherry pick an entire segment, they cut short one sentence) from Priebus during that segment:
“Look I’m not going to rule out anything but we’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.”
The entire premise of the headline is bogus. NBC has tried to portray Priebus as saying he’d consider a Muslim registry even though he specifically says “we’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.”
Via the Daily Caller:
On Sunday, NBC ran with a laughably misleading headline: “Reince Priebus on Muslim Registry: ‘Not Going to Rule Out Anything.’” The story originates from an interview Priebus had with Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
Todd asked the Republican National Committee chairman and incoming White House chief of staff, “can you equivocally rule out a registry for Muslims.”
Priebus replied, “Look I’m not going to rule out anything but we’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.” He added, “But what I think what we’re trying to do is say that there are some people, certainly not all people Chuck, there are some people that are radicalized. And there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country.”
Not only did NBC publish the fake news headline, but after complaining about how other ‘fake news’ stories spread, their’s immediately spread to other outlets.
Here’s a headline from Time:
And here’s another from the bird cage-liner, the New York Daily News:
Just more proof that the ‘fake news’ isn’t generating from some conservative source online, it starts with the mainstream liberal media controlled by the Democrats.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider