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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.


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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DOJ Making Moves To Break Up Google, Calling It The ‘Most Important Antitrust Case In A Generation’



The Department of Justice is moving to file an antitrust lawsuit against Big Tech company Google on Tuesday after a very thorough investigation was launched into the company over alleged monopolistic behavior. This lawsuit will allege that Google has been engaging in practices deemed to be “anticompetitive” in order to help insulate and protect its search and search-advertising businesses, according to a source from the Justice Department. via Daily Wire: Google has frozen out competitors through contracts between the tech giant and browsers, carriers, and mobile phone manufacturers that give Google such prime standing as the default search engine across a variety of platforms as to bar any competitors from beginning to compete with the tech giant. Googles search queries make up roughly 80% of all those in the U.S. Google has argued in the past that billions of people choosing to use its product every day is evidence of the company’s competitive edge, not monopolistic behavior. The legal battle between the tech giant and the U.S. government is likely to span years. The lawsuit follows an investigation into the company that lasted for more than a year and took place in a wider investigation into Silicon Valley tech giants for alleged anticompetitive practices. The president himself has been among the most ardent voices speaking out about the monopolistic behavior of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as drawing attention to their censorship of conservative views. Some of Trump’s most loyal supporters, like Sen. Josh Hawley, were very pleased to hear about the lawsuit. “Today’s lawsuit is the most important antitrust case in a generation. Google and its fellow Big Tech monopolists exercise unprecedented power over the lives of ordinary Americans, controlling everything from the news we read to the security of our most personal information,” the…

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Trump Tells Barr To ‘Act Fast’ And ‘Appoint Somebody’ To Look Into Hunter Biden Business Dealings



President Donald Trump told Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday that he needs to “act” and “appoint somebody” to start digging into Hunter Biden’s rather shady business dealings. The urging comes after almost a dozen GOP House members have been suggesting the president tap a special counsel to launch an investigation into all of the alleged documentation and information that was recently pulled from a water damaged laptop believed to have belonged to the younger Biden. The president mentioned all of this during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning where he slammed Joe Biden and his son saying he “walked around like a vacuum.” via Fox News: “This is the laptop from hell,” Trump said. “Even if he didn’t get all of this money, you can’t go to China and have the son walk out with $1.5 billion. … You can’t go to Ukraine with $83,000 a month. … You can’t get $3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow’s wife.” “And you didn’t have a job before your father was vice president,” Trump continued. “You can’t go and go with your father and every stop you make, you pick up $1 billion.” He added: “The vice president got a kickback, and everybody knows it, and they’ve known it a long time.” One of the emails that supposedly belongs to Hunter Biden, which was obtained by Fox News, is dated for May 13, 2017, and includes talk of “renumeration packages” for six different individuals involved in a business deal with a Chinese energy company. According to the message, Hunter Biden is the “Chair/Vice Chair depending on an agreement with CEFC,” which was a reference to the now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Company. That same message also contains a note that says “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.” There’s…

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