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Washington Post Claims Song ‘American Idiot’ About Bush, There’s Just One Little Problem

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The Washington Post, an egregiously liberal news media outlet, has made a rather huge booboo recently, claiming the Green Day song “American Idiot” was about former President George W. Bush.

The Post got this little tidbit of information from an article that allegedly quoted Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as saying the song was about Bush. However, the problem here is that the article in question was published on a satire site, thus meaning it was actually #fakenews.

It’s called “fact checking” people. Do it.

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The Post cited the satirical article saying lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong had once declared that the hit song was about Bush. “The main reason we made Bush the ‘American Idiot’ is because he started the war,” Armstrong said (in the fake Clickhole article).

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Clickhole, a spinoff of The Onion, writes funny stories that might seem real, but the site says they want to mislead “just enough” to go viral.

With President Trump’s trip to Britain on the horizon, the Post put out a piece headlined, “In honor of Trump visit, Brits launch campaign to lift ‘American Idiot’ to top of the charts.” The story, it’s kinda’ worked: The song is No. 1 on the U.K. Amazon chart.

The Post story has been changed, but one Twitterer captured its original form:

https://twitter.com/samthielman/status/1016683917544427520

It’s truly mind blowing that neither the author, the editorial staff, or anyone else over at the Post had a single clue what Clickhole was. How can you work in this industry, posting news on the Internet, and not be aware of these massive sites?

Talk about epic fail. Yikes.

After taking a number of hits on social media for the error, the publication released an “editor’s note” on the debacle:

“Editor’s note: A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of ‘American Idiot’ that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story.” In the new version, there are no references to Bush at all.

Ironically, the lyrics to the song seem to be taking jabs at the mainstream media, not the former president. Take a look for yourself:

Don’t wanna be an American idiot

One nation controlled by the media

Information Age of hysteria

It’s calling out to idiot America

Seems to me it’s bashing the hysterical media for overreacting to every little thing happening in the world and chastising Americans for falling for the crap they see on the news every evening.

Hard to argue with those points, wouldn’t you agree? In fact, that message is probably even more relevant now than ever.

Source: The Daily Wire

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DC Mayor Now Bribing Children to Get Vaccine with Gift Cards, AirPods

Unbelievable.

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The Biden Administration is coming to a startling realization in recent weeks, as the number of folks who aren’t vaccinated approaches the number of folks who won’t be vaccinated. As it stands today, about half to the nation is inoculated, with the other half largely unwilling to go down that road.  In order to reach herd immunity, experts suggest that as many as 70% of us will need to have COVID antibodies – a fact that has prompted a number of municipalities to work up programs to entice Americans to get the jab. In DC, they are now targeting children with these incentives. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday the city will offer cash and goodies to children from August 7 as gifts for those who receive their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Bowser previewed the August reward program saying, “All DC youth can claim their free COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccine” at three locations in D.C., adding the “youth can receive a $51 VISA gift card.” Additional prizes will see, “The first 400 youth to get vaccinated at each site will have the option to forgo their gift card and instead receive a pair of AirPods.” And the parents are being targeted as well. She revealed other enticements, saying “parents/guardians will also get one $51 VISA gift card,” adding the gift cards are “per child vaccinated,” which could be lucrative for families with multiple children. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar bribe by NYC officials who offered $100 to anyone willing to get the jab.  

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Delta Info Leaked: CDC Says It’s More Transmissible Than Smallpox

That can’t be good.

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We are now in month 17 of our “2-week lockdown”.  You remember?  The one that was meant to “flatten the curve” two St. Patrick’s Days ago. So, nearly a year-and-a-half later, we are now dealing with something called the “delta” variant, and a return to the masks and restrictions that marred society during the early days of the pandemic. The CDC’s guidance on the matter changed abruptly this week, drawing a great deal of criticism from Americans the nation over.  Now, a leaked document appears to show why the organization changed their tune. The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the agency, acknowledged on Tuesday that vaccinated people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant carry just as much virus in the nose and throat as unvaccinated people, and may spread it just as readily, if less often. And, when compared to other infamous outbreaks, “delta” holds its own. The Delta variant is moretransmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to the document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times. The immediate next step for the agency is to “acknowledge the war has changed,” the document said. Its contents were first reported by The Washington Post on Thursday evening. The news comes just a children the nation over are preparing to head back to the classroom, and with cooler, drier weather just around the corner to drive some of us back indoors.

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