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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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Hunter Biden’s Laptop Shows He Was Sexually Inappropriate With Teen Girl, Says Giuliani

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John Salvatore

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Could life by any worse right now for Hunter Biden? The guy must walk around with a rain cloud over his head all day long. But you can’t exactly feel bad for the guy. He created his own problems. Now, Rudy Giuliani is saying Hunter might be a pedo. From RealClearPolitics: Rudy Giuliani talks about “sensitive” material on the laptop of Hunter Biden including “numerous pictures” of underage girls and an alleged text message exchange he had with his father where he admits to a relationship with a 14-year-old girl and creating an unsafe environment for his children. LOOK: VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coFx3ZDXWrg&feature=emb_title From New York Post: The FBI subpoena of Hunter Biden’s alleged computer and hard drive came in connection with a money-laundering investigation, according to documents obtained by Fox News. The 2019 papers were verified by multiple federal law enforcement and government officials who reviewed them, but it’s unclear whether the investigation is directly related to the Democratic presidential nominee’s son. Sound off on Hunter in the comment section…

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Docs Show Biden-Linked Laptop Is Connected to FBI Money Laundering Probe — Details

Kind of a big deal…

John Salvatore

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It doesn’t matter what Joe Biden or anybody connected to him has done. What matters is that President Trump loses his bid for re-election in November. Nothing else. That’s how the media – and Democrats – think. Democracy be damned. From Fox News: The FBI’s subpoena of a laptop and hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden came in connection with a money laundering investigation in late 2019, according to documents obtained by Fox News and verified by multiple federal law enforcement officials who reviewed them. It is unclear, at this point, whether the investigation is ongoing or if it was directly related to Hunter Biden. CONTINUED: Multiple federal law enforcement officials, as well as two separate government officials, confirmed the authenticity of these documents, which were signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson. Wilson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. One of the documents, obtained by Fox News, was designated as an FBI “Receipt for Property” form, which details the bureau’s interactions with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of “The Mac Shop” who reported the laptop’s contents to authorities. LOOK: https://twitter.com/SeanLangille/status/1318673941624426497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1318673941624426497%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-doj-fbi-confirm-hunter-biden-laptop-is-not-part-of-russian-disinformation-campaign Check out Joe’s response when asked about the report by NYP. https://twitter.com/BoKnowsNews/status/1317275294194085888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317275294194085888%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-biden-snaps-at-reporter-for-asking-about-bombshell-new-york-post-reports-does-not-deny

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