Many of today’s major media – especially CNN, MSNBC– have had an ongoing role in massive hoaxes that easily could have been disproved. All that was missing, writes Richard Rahn, was basic due diligence.
Michael Avenatti Hoax:
“The creepy porn lawyer,” as Tucker Carlson called him, appeared on CNN and MSNBC “more than 100 times where he was touted as an expert on many things, particularly the alleged misdeeds of President Trump.”
Fawning hosts on these networks even referred to him as presidential material — yet he was nothing more than a conman. He now faces about 400 years in prison if he is convicted on the many charges in several different courts.”
Justice Brett Kavanaugh Hoax:
Michael Avenatti dug out some woman to accuse Kavanaugh of harassment without a shred of evidence.
It was obvious (Avenatti) was just piling on to give himself more visibility. Yet, rather than pull the plug on him as any responsible media organization would have done, CNN and MSNBC continued to give him air time and threated his assertions as having merit.
Yet, rather than pull the plug on him as any responsible media organization would have done, CNN and MSNBC continued to give him air time and threated his assertions as having merit.
The Russia Collusion Hoax:
There were basic legitimate questions: Did the Russians try to influence the 2016 election? Were they trying to benefit Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or just make mischief? An independent, non-partisan investigation may have been justified. But from day one, it was obvious that the goal of the investigation was to get Mr. Trump and not reveal truth.
The Global Warming Hoax:
Polls show that people are less, rather than more, concerned about global warming. The reason is simple: Doomsday was oversold by researchers and media people who had a financial interest in the government spending more money on the issue.
The alarmists told us decades ago that the Arctic ice cap would be gone by now (it is still there). According to recent counts, there are more polar bears than ever. The glaciers have not melted. The ocean continues to rise at roughly the same rate it has for the last 10,000 years. The California and Western drought has not gotten worse, and the drought has all but disappeared.
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