Fake News Creation For Gun Control?
This has been making the rounds across the different Gun Control groups eliciting almost orgasmic cries of rage:
At the end of 2015, one of the big news stories summing up the events of the prior year was a piece by the Washington Post. This report highlighted the unbelievable but true fact that for every week in 2015, a toddler was responsible for shooting either themselves or another human being in the US
But if you go to the article, you will find one small problem: The assertion has no data or study backing it up. The article fails to give the name of the author nor I could find the name of anybody working for Press Union. When you click the About Us, you get:
Who are the highly-respected journalists? Maybe they will let you know one day after they get to hire a couple of them. In the meantime this smells like some hired web designer coming up with shit and stealing content from other sites.
The Whois Search bounces to some anonymous domain name registrar in Indonesia. But the interesting part is the date the name was created & registered:
So the hard-hitting news site, full of highly-respected journalists is about 3 weeks old. Now, if I were a suspicious person, I’d point out that on December 15 but of the year 2012, another fake internet creation against Guns came to light: One Million Moms foe Gun Control and then renamed Moms Demand Action. It is curious that this apparent Fake News operation comes the same date that Shannon Watts gives birth to her new gun control… I mean gun “safety” operation.
So, we have a scandalous Gun Control article designed to raise basic emotions to defend children, but it does not have an author, it does not presents or links to the data to back up the assertions, it is published in a three-week-old website by the unknown editors of a website created four years to the date of Shannon Watts creating her Gun Control group.
Yup, it is just a series of perfectly explainable coincidences.
January 21, 2017
January 21, 2017