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February 01, 2017

More #FakeNews: Over Weekend, Lefty Reporters When Apeshit Retweeting Iraqi War Vet Who Claimed His Mom Died Due to Trump's Travel Ban.
He Lied.

But Journolizm.

A war contractor who claimed President Trumpís controversial travel ban caused his mother to die in Iraq lied about the circumstance.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, head of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, Mich. told WJBK-TV that Mike Hager's mother died five days before Trump issued the executive order.

He confirmed Hager's 75-year-old mother had been treated in Detroit, where she lived, for kidney disease before traveling to Iraq to visit family.

Several people attempted to talk to me about the media freaking out this weekend. They were upset -- the media's constant screaming puts some's nerves on edge.

I tended to cut them short. I didn't want to hear it.

Here is what I would have told them, if I had thought it through.

There is no point to getting upset about any media story because recent history has demonstrated they're false 98% of the time.

John Ekdahl tweeted the media's schedule -- 9am to 12 pm, scream hysterically about various claims gotten from fired Intelligence Community and State Department Staff.

From 3pm to 6pm -- sheepish and begrudging retractions of everything they'd screamed about earlier.

This is, as the Simpsons say, funny because it's true.

I think Ekdahl lowballed it, though: I think it's now fake news for 2-3 days, then start the retractions, which, get very much this, aren't retweeted with nearly the same fury by leftist journOlists as the #FakeNews they spread far and wide.

It has been a blogger's habit to chase the news as it occurs. I see less and less of a point in that any longer, as the initial news -- first six hours, maybe the first three days -- is almost entirely fictitious.

Yes, some bloggers do a good job of keeping up with the cycle and batting down lies as they're revealed. And good on them.

I'm just not sure I'm personally interested in doing this. I know -- know -- that our Dedicated Priests of the Truth are going to spend 24 to 72 hour simply lying to people about what the "facts" are.

Why should I even bother to keep up with their fictions? I don't watch a lot of tv shows because i'm not interested in keeping up with crap some Hollywood scenarists just made up to advance a dramatic narrative.

Now that the "news" is the same, why should I bother watching? Or reacting? Or feeling anything about it, except spiting contempt?

More: The left is in full-blown hysteria, and hysteria is contagious. Literally. People spread their hysteria virally. We're animals, and when one animal in the heard is spooked, the next gets spooked, until they're all spooked.

Don't let the left's hysteria and lunacy infect you. You owe it to yourself to be happy and calm, not frazzled by the leftist JournOList's daily freakouts.

More: From Alex the Chick:

This story is a great example of that. Why wasn't her date of death confirmed prior to the publication of the initial story?

Well. Because that would disturb the Narrative!

Too good to check!

I do find it interesting that the station grudgingly went back and checked after a bunch of people said this couldn't possibly be true. At least there's an instant dude no response by some people.

Exactly. This is like Josh Rogin's claim that the entirety of the State Department's very most senior management had resigned en masse, an entirely unprecedented event with dark foreboding for the future of the Republic.

Then, a day later, someone somewhere contacted someone at State and got the response: "This happens every change of Administration. It's supposed to happen. This is routine."

But Joshy got his clicks and his beloved Narrative spread.



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