Am I on some kind of hidden camera show? Am I about to be punked? The New York Times, the nation’s largest purvey of fake news, is asking us if we’ve seen anyone spreading false information. This is an apparently real appeal by the paper to stamp out fake news, but it sure feels like a set-up on a stupid show. Of course we have seen someone pushing fake news. It’s the NYT and the Washington Post, and NBC and CNN. Now what’s the punchline and where are the cameras?
Here’s the funniest tweet I’ve seen in a while:
The New York Times needs your help. We’re looking for false information being spread deliberately to confuse, mislead, or influence voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. https://t.co/p3eeW5fnGm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 18, 2018
I have a feeling the NYT tip hotline is getting lit up with people going, “Yeah, I saw some fake news intended to influence voters in the pages of the New York Times.” I bet they shut this thing down by the end of the day.
I probably won’t call in to report any NYT fake news, but I sure found a bunch of it:
Just last week the NYT wrote a hit piece on how UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spent $50,000 on some curtains. As it turned out, those curtains were ordered for the Ambassador’s residence when Obama was president.
A week before that, the NYT lied about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was going to overturn Roe v. Wade, the SCOTUS decision that legalized abourtion.
NYT White House reporter Julie Davis lied about the crowd size at a Trump rally in Tennessee.
The NYT falsely reported that Trump said all Haitians have AIDS and liberals still believe this load of crap.
The NYT falsely claimed that Trump was continuing to question Obama’s birth certificate even though he publicly let go of the “birtherism” thing long ago.
The fact of the matter is, the NYT on an almost weekly basis has to retract, correct, and edit its anti-Trump stories because they are garbage. That’s on top of all of the liberal opinion that they try to pass off as hard news. Oh, and let’s not forget about all of the anonymous sources they use to smear President Trump.
The decided anti-Trump slant to all of the New York Times reporting is designed to sway the hearts and minds of the American public against the President. That a large number of these stories are false shows that the NYT is pushing fake news in an effort to influence voters. If they are looking for “false information being spread deliberately to confuse, mislead, or influence voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections” they should go take a peek at their own newsroom.
Maybe the problem is, there are no mirrors at the NYT. We should start a GoFundMe campaign to buy the NYT some mirrors so they can see what the real enemy of the American people looks like.
This is kind of like the Grinch asking if anyone has seen someone trying to steal Christmas. No, actually it’s like Bill Clinton setting up a tip line where women can report sexual assault. As much as Bill would use such information to get phone numbers, the NYT times is obviously looking to recruit new reporters proficient in anti-Trump fake news.