After Trump Breaks His Own Off The Record Agreement, NYT Debunks His Lie Filled Meeting Account

Trump's lying tweet forced the New York Times to go on the record with their version of a meeting with Trump which had originally been off the record, in which publisher A.G. Sulzberger warned the President that his rhetoric about journalists and the press was dangerous and would lead to violence.

Trump Goes On Rant About ‘Fake News Media’ As His Russia Dumpster Fire Grows

In early morning tweets on Thursday Donald Trump continued his assault on “fake news,” saying stories appearing in the media about him and his staff are “total fiction.” He also said he would keep complaining about the media even though doing so would “just give them more publicity.” read more

European Report Blames Russia For ‘Information Warfare’

Europeans are now doing what Donald Trump is afraid to do: Accusing Russia directly for spreading fake news and interfering in the governments of western democracies.  They also are taking concrete steps to combat what they say is a rising threat from Putin’s government.  Hopefully Trump and Congress will follow their lead and actually do something to fight back against Russian interference in U.S. elections. read more

Sinclair Boss Said To Trump “We are here to deliver your message”

The chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group (Sinclair) met with Donald Trump after he secured the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and told him, “We are here to deliver your message.”

David Smith told The Guardian  the meeting took place in Trump Tower and was arranged by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. “I asked [Trump], ‘Would you like us to embed with you during your campaign?’” Smith said in the interview. read more

Morning Joe: Sinclair Broadcasting is ‘State Media’ Like Pravda

Over the weekend we reported that Sinclair Broadcasting Group (Sinclair) was forcing its news anchors to read scripts that were nothing more than pro-Trump and pro-Russian propaganda pieces. The pre-written scripts talked about Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories: “fake news” and the “Deep State.” read more

M.I.T. Study Says Fake News Is 70 percent More Likely to Spread on Twitter Than Real News

An alarming new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seems to prove that false stories on Twitter are 70 percent more likely to be spread by human users of the social media platform than are true stories. The study looked at 126,000 stories shared by 3 million people on Twitter over an eleven year period from 2006 to 2017. read more

‘Fake news’ crutch used by SE Asian leaders to control media, critics charge

"When the leadership of the United States consistently targets legitimate media reporting as fake, it opens the way for leaders the world over to do the same," said Shawn Crispin, who represents the Committee to Protect Journalists in the region. "It's a dangerous trend that is giving authoritarian and democratic regimes alike justification for targeting or shutting down reporting they don't like."

The 3 Sane People In The White House Form A Suicide Pact As Trump Explodes At Reporters

President Trump started his morning off by declaring NBC news report fake news, attacking them for not getting verification from him, as if the news doesn't exist unless Trump says it does.

Editorial Cartoon: Fake News

Editorial Cartoon: Fake News

Rachel Maddow: Someone Is Sending Fake NSA Docs To The Media To Undermine Russia Reporting

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"One way to stab in the heart aggressive American reporting on that subject is to lay traps for American journalists who are reporting on it."

Trump Is Back and Angry as Ever As He Labels the Press Reporting WH Leaks the “Enemy”

The embattled President of the United States is back in town, and just as angry and resentful as before he lost his phone privileges.

Opinion: Republicans, Rape, and Pre-existing Conditions

All but two states already have laws on the books that ban insurer providers from discriminating against rape and sexual abuse survivors.

Republicans Throw A Fit After CNN Refuses To Air Trump Ad That Contains False Information

Republicans threw a fit after CNN refused to run a new Trump campaign ad because it contained false information that called the mainstream media, "fake news."

An Increasingly Out of Control Donald Trump Takes A Swing at Reality and Misses

Carefully avoiding the network that broke the story that the FBI has evidence of the Trump campaign possibly working with the Russians to bring down Hillary Clinton, Trump wrote, "Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!"

Trump Reacts to Terrible Poll Results by Calling CNN ‘Fake News’

"Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox"

All Hell Breaks Loose On Fox As Guest Calls Out Network For Spreading Fake News

Fox News Sunday panelist Neera Tanden, the head of the Center For American Progress, went there by calling out Fox News's lies about Obamacare collapsing as being fake news.

Trump Raves Like An Unhinged Lunatic Against The Press In Credibility Torching CPAC Rant

President Trump raved like a crazy man at CPAC against all of the imaginary injustices committed against him by the free press, and in the process, this president made sure that he will zero credibility with anyone outside of the Republican Party.

Trump Uses Putin Style Baiting the Press with Fake Stories To Discredit the Media

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Provokatsiya. This is the Russian word for baiting with fake stories in order to discredit the outlet that ran the story. Or, as we call it here in the U.S., Rovian tactics. Is this what's happening right now with the AP's story about the Trump White House considering using the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants?