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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.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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NC Democrat Who Slammed Coronavirus Program Received Millions From It

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North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham was a rather outspoken hater of the coronavirus stimulus package, but it seems that his criticisms weren’t enough to get him to forego allowing his company to receive $2 million in taxpayer dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program, which he claimed “harms communities.” Funny how many of these individuals on the left will slam a program like this, but secretly put their hands out for it when they think no one is watching. Here’s more on this from The Free Beacon: WasteZero, a Raleigh-based environmentalist trash service, obtained between $1 and $2 million in PPP funding on May 3, data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday show. Cunningham earned about $400,000 in 2019 in his role as the company’s general counsel and vice president. He has repeatedly criticized the federal program, which aims to support small businesses struggling with coronavirus shutdowns. Just two months after Senate Democrats blocked a Republican effort to bankroll the depleting fund in April, Cunningham called the program “unacceptable,” saying it “harms communities.” “For PPP loans to have ‘generally missed the industries and areas most heavily impacted by COVID-19′ is unacceptable,” he said in a tweet. “Leaving behind small businesses—and disproportionately those that are Black- and Latino-owned—harms communities.” The former state legislator “supports [WasteZero’s] outreach to municipal and state leaders,” according to an archive of the company’s website. Cunningham also has stock options and a convertible note of up to $50,000 tied to the company, according to his candidate financial report. Cunningham told reporters that he was still working for the company in February. He has since been removed from WasteZero’s website and the company does not publicly acknowledge any legal representation on its site. Neither Cunningham nor WasteZero responded to requests for comment about PPP or…

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White House Now Considering $1 Trillion Pandemic Relief Bill

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The White House is mulling over a second coronavirus relief package and is estimating that it will cost somewhere in the ballpark of $1 trillion, according to reports from Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s “trillion,” with a “t.” The last major bill that was crafted to help small businesses and individuals directly impacted by the coronavirus shutdown was over $600 billion. Short spoke with the folks on Bloomberg radio saying, “There’s obviously a lot of stimulus put in the system over the last couple of bills, and so the price tag for us would be that.” Folks, this is racking up the national debt in ways that are almost unfathomable to comprehend, which is why this isn’t a very good long term strategy. We cannot keep pumping funny money into the economy and expecting it to make a full recovery. What we need is to get back to producing, full swing, to stop things from getting worse. This requires state governors to open up their economies a bit faster than they already are and to loosen some restrictions on companies that might require such measures. Of course, we still need to be as careful as possible not to cause a second spike of the virus, but without herd immunity, this thing is never, ever going to go away. We have to think of the long term picture and not just the short-term. Leftists want to look at the mortality rate for this thing and want it to be zero, completely eliminated. That, of course, is a wonderful goal and something we should want as well. However, we have to acknowledge that as much as we want that, it’s not going to happen. People are still going to die from…

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