Ever since Republicans crushed the Democrats in the 2016 election, liberals have been trying to pin the blame for it on news websites such as Conservative Tribune, claiming that these right-leaning sites used fake stories to deceive the public and thus propel the GOP to victory.
There was just one major problem: One of the most prolific purveyors of genuinely fake news, Phil Horner, had a noticeable disdain for the Republican Party and its supporters.
“I hate Trump,” he told The Washington Post in an interview Thursday, referencing President-elect Donald Trump, whose magnetic presidential campaign played a pivotal role in the GOP’s ultimate success.
He went on to describe how he purposefully shared countless fake stories on his fake news site abcnews.com.co in a bid to hurt Trump during the election season.
“I thought (the readers would) fact-check it, and it’d make (Trump) look worse,” he said. “Now he’s in the White House. Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. And that feels (bad).”
Horner was under the impression that it was the duty of news readers to fact-check everything they consumed. This was partially wrong. Readers should be careful about what they accept as the truth, but it is ultimately the writer’s job to trace sources, verify facts and ensure that anything that is published is either 100 percent accurate or correctly labeled as an allegation.
Proud fake news writer and serial miscreant Phil Horner never did this. Moreover, his site never identified itself as a producer of fake news.
Specifically, abcnews.com.co described itself as “your source for the latest breaking news in entertainment, technology, music, politics and the world.”
Now compare that tag to the one used by The Onion: “A farcical newspaper featuring world, national and community news.”
The truth was that Horner was an unrepentant liar, hack and weasel who took advantage of the public’s trust to spread false narratives about Trump and the Republican Party.
More importantly, in no way is this con artist at all representative of the upstanding journalists and commentators who work at sites such as Conservative Tribune.
If he resembles anyone, it is the flock of professional hacks in the liberal mainstream who toil daily to feed the masses patently false narratives about how Trump and anyone who either works alongside him or supports him is a racist and bigot.
So before blaming conservative news sites for their epic loss, the Democrats might want to have a talk with their sycophants in the liberal fakestream media first. Just saying.
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