The Thing About Fake News

Here’s the thing about fake news: It’s orchestrated by the left. Take any major news network, sans FOX News. The likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS, NPR, etc. all lean to the left, some the far left. They all favored Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy over Sen. John McCain and Gov. Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012, respectively. They all favored the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton in 2016. Sure, they gave Donald Trump air time in the primary season, just like they did with McCain and Romney. That’s because their plan is to push the Republican candidate they feel the Democratic candidate can easily beat in a general election.

Aside from presidential elections, however, the leftist media, also known as the mainstream media (MSM), takes part in demonizing the right through their news “reporting.”

This is how it happens: The right uncover some damning evidence of impropriety on the part of the left. The left then have the MSM spin the whole thing to make it look like there’s nothing to see, which the MSM is more than obliged to do, in turn making the right, conservatives and/or Republicans out to be taking part in a “vast right-wing conspiracy” and trying to take down the left for reasons of gaining power and asserting their morality over others.

In 1998, for example, then President Bill Clinton was found to have used the Oval Office as his personal sex room. Who doesn’t remember “Monica-gate?” That was when Bill Clinton took an interest in 23-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who in turn performed sexual acts on the president in the Oval Office. Independent journalist Matt Drudge, who had recently founded a website called the Drudge Report, broke the story which became national news.

Well, the MSM downplayed the story on their beloved president until they couldn’t anymore, since recordings between Monica and another White House staffer Linda Tripp surfaced. The recordings revealed Lewinsky admitting to Tripp of her affair with Clinton. Instead of condemning the affair and the president’s immoral behavior, the MSM condemned the successful attempt to get Monica to admit to the affair via secretly recording her. This is how warped the MSM’s priorities are.

Another example of the leftist media demonizing the right is the Clarence Thomas hearings. Because President George HW Bush-nominee, and federal court judge at the time, Thomas was conservative on most issues, the left did everything they could to sabotage his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. They went as far as to find someone who worked under him to push a false story that he was a sexual predator. With no hard evidence the MSM reported in a way that made Thomas look like a creep. It didn’t help that Thomas is black, and blacks don’t like black conservatives.

This is all standard operating procedure for the left. They try to cover up pertinent stories that make them look bad even when they can’t. Then, months later when everyone has forgotten, because the media is that good at the cover-up game and spinning stories, more evidence surfaces, they’re caught red-handed and forced to admit impropriety. The MSM then does what it can to save face, although we all know they have absolutely no credibility in the first place. Scapegoats are assigned and they go on with the next stories. The right, conservatives and/or Republicans are vindicated but nothing changes because many voters don’t even pay attention to the news and such important and imperative matters, and the left, liberals and/or Democrats keep winning elections.

More examples where the left and the MSM have tried to cover up the truth include Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the IRS witch hunt on conservative organizations and countless other scandals all worthy of key figures being recalled, impeached and/or imprisoned. If the MSM actually reported accurately and fairly the political scene would unquestionably be a lot different.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor-at-Large of, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original participant in the Tea Party, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at


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