The same leftists who fulminate from their high horses about fake news are themselves guilty of reporting phony stories about Trump supporters allegedly attacking minorities or harassing Muslims. But once a story is exposed as fraudulent, these blowhards are not nearly as enthusiastic about correcting their mistakes.
Just in the past few weeks, we've witnessed a number of false reports that the press trumpeted loudly and widely in an effort to portray supporters of Donald Trump as violent, dangerous bigots. The leftist narrative is that there is a growing list of hate crime victims since Trump's election. Perhaps that's why the journalists loved the mendacious reprobate Hillary Clinton so much: They enjoy lying as much as she does.
A week or so before the election, a black church in Mississippi was spray painted with "Vote Trump" on the outside wall and set on fire. It turns out a black man who was a member of the church, Andrew McClinton, was charged with the vandalism and arson. McClinton, it turns out, had served eight years in prison for armed robbery. Just another lowlife loser, it seems. Doggone it, the mainstream media must've thought. WHY did this guy have to throw a monkey wrench into our campaign to slander Donald Trump?
In November, a University of Michigan Muslim student told police that a man demanded she remove her hijab or be set on fire with a lighter. After the incident, the Michigan chapter of CAIR called for the incident to be investigated as a hate crime, saying the “alleged attack is just the latest anti-Muslim incident reported since the election of Donald Trump as president.” But an investigation by police and the FBI determined this to be false report. "CRAP!" came the collective cry from leftist journalists across the fruited plain.
Then in early December, an 18-year-old Muslim woman claimed three drunken men yelling "DONALD TRUMP!" forcibly removed her hijab as she rode on a New York subway train. It turns out, she lied in an effort to avoid getting in trouble for violating her curfew. She actually has more to fear from her throwback father than from Trump supporters. "Darn it!" must have been the mainstream media's reaction.
I could go on, but you get the point. The mainstream media has an agenda to push, and certainly won't go out of its way to disprove alleged acts of bigotry toward minorities by supporters of Donald Trump. As for the left-wing, tax-exempt grievance groups -- CAIR, ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center -- among others....they see a golden opportunity to supercharge their fundraising and get more sycophant lawmakers -- federal and state -- to kiss their rings.
Fake news, indeed!