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Some of the Media’s Biggest Fake News Failures in January

And to think…we still have a week left of January.

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The national left-wing media has an awful lot of egg on its face this month. From failed BuzzFeed stories to their ill-informed attack on the Covington school kids, the media has made a hash of nearly every big story it tried to push in this, the first month of the year.

One of the biggest media debacles this month was the failed report put out by BuzzFeed “News.” The story BuzzFeed tried to sell claimed that President Donald Trump told his underling to lie to investigators about a hotel deal he was trying to negotiate in Russia. This, BuzzFeed claimed, was a felony and was all the liberals needed to impeach Trump.

Only a day or so went by before Special Counsel Mueller’s office put out a special message saying that BuzzFeed’s “blockbuster” story was untrue.

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But for a few days, the fake news story was a major revelation for left-wing “journalists” such as Chuck Todd and CNN’s Jake Tapper. All the lefty talking heads went wild claiming that Trump was finally finished.

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Then, BuzzFeed’s story fell apart.

It was a total fail.

But that was only one of the media’s many failures this month.

Next came the media’s total lack of coverage of the March for Life. Over 100,000 people came out in Washington D.C. to support the pro-life message. But the media ignored the whole thing. Meanwhile the media obsessed over the dwindling Women’s March events that probably didn’t see 100,000 participants in events in cities spread all across the country.

Then there was the Covington Catholic kids. The media completely lied about these kids after a video broke across the media that was edited to paint a bunch of Kentucky teenagers as MAGA hat-wearing racists. After the media spent a whole day smearing these kids as racists, the full video came out and it ended up showing that it was the kids who were the victims.

The formerly conservative National Review was also a loser over the Covington kids. The magazine immediately condemned the kids just like its buddies in the liberal media. But then the truth came out and the magazine first tried to make its condemnation disappear by deleting its original story Worse, it then posted a new story that attacked the media for its failed reaction to the incident as if their own pages never attacked the kids, too.

Eventually the never Trump magazine had to admit that they, too, fell for the lies and had to apologize for their foolishness.

Big fail for the one-time conservative thought leader.

Next up, CNN’s Kirsten Powers also let this Covington incident turn her into a laughing stock. On Wednesday, Powers jumped to Twitter to laughingly make journalists the victim in the Covington story. “This ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ story captures the real lesson of this episode—don’t succumb to orchestrated harassment campaigns against journalists,” she tweeted.

Wow.

Not to be outdone, the Catholic Church also made a fool of itself by immediately condemning the school kids without taking a single minute to investigate to find out what really happened.

So, the Catholics can stay silent for decades about priests molesting children, but it didn’t spend even a day before painting the Covington kids are abject racists.

Then there was the effort by the media to destroy Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, merely because she is a Christian. And the refusal of the media to hold Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for saying that she hoped God would destroy Israel or Dem. Rep. Rashida Tlaib for lining up with the boycott Israel movement.

Yep, the media has failed over and over again this month. And we are only just over half way through the month.

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Obama: My Admin Didn’t Pursue Reparations Due to the ‘Politics of White Resistance’

Ummm, okay then.

John Salvatore

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No black person with any self-respect would ask for reparations from taxpayers who had nothing to do with slavery. That being said, a lot of black people would love reparations – despite living in a country where they can become a multi-millionaire if they work hard enough. From The Daily Wire: Former President Barack Obama told his podcast co-host, Bruce Springsteen, that he would have liked to pursue reparations for slavery as part of his presidential agenda, but that the “politics of white resistance” made the issue a “non-starter.” Obama and Springsteen recently launched a podcast together where the pair discuss how to pursue “unity” among Americans and forge friendships across party, class, and racial lines. The podcast is billed as two friends from polar opposite backgrounds coming together — Springsteen from a working-class New Jersey upbringing and Obama from a childhood spent in Hawaii and later, in Chicago — but both Springsteen and Obama are now wealthy Democrats. Obama blabbered, “And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of White resistance and resentment. The talk of ‘welfare queens’ and the talk of the ‘undeserving’ poor. And the backlash against affirmative action. All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as, politically, not only a nonstarter but potentially counterproductive.” From Daily Wire: Former first lady Michelle Obama demonized tens of millions of Americans on Saturday after news organizations declared Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election—despite the fact that ballots are still being counted and the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in several states—claiming without evidence that those who voted for President Donald Trump voted to support “lies, hate, chaos, and division.” LOOK: https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141018480578567 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141020510625797 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141021647269888 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141022570131457 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141023979270145 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141025808134144 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141665821061122 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141667414904833 https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1325141669021425664

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‘He Kissed Me On the Lips’ — New Details of Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Charges Emerge

Must be nice having the MSM behind you!!

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He is most likely responsible for the deaths of countless Americans in his state, due to poor COVID-19 policies. He’s also facing allegations of sexual harassment. If this guy was a Republican, he would’ve been forced to resign long ago. Luckily for Andrew Cuomo, the MSM is on his side. Here’s the scoop, via New York Post: A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday provided new details to back up her claims of sexual harassment — including an allegation that New York’s top elected official kissed her “on the lips” without warning inside his Manhattan office. Lindsey Boylan — now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president — made the stunning allegation in an essay posted on the Medium website. Boylan said the incident took place after her 2018 promotion to be Cuomo’s deputy secretary for economic development and special advisor to the governor — a job she initially turned down “because I didn’t want to be near him.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1361406820712140802?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1361406820712140802%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fgov-cuomo-now-blaming-experts-staff-for-bringing-covid-into-nursing-homes%2F https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1361406777036845062?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1361406777036845062%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fgov-cuomo-now-blaming-experts-staff-for-bringing-covid-into-nursing-homes%2F https://twitter.com/phillyrich1/status/1361409907170435076?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1361409907170435076%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fgov-cuomo-now-blaming-experts-staff-for-bringing-covid-into-nursing-homes%2F MORE: https://twitter.com/JaniceDean/status/1361411492218867712 https://twitter.com/JaniceDean/status/1361409204758736907?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1361409204758736907%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fgov-cuomo-now-blaming-experts-staff-for-bringing-covid-into-nursing-homes%2F https://twitter.com/JaniceDean/status/1361412427137634307?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1361412427137634307%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fgov-cuomo-now-blaming-experts-staff-for-bringing-covid-into-nursing-homes%2F

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