(Natural News) The rash of fake news from so-called “mainstream” and legacy news outlets is continuing, with the latest example coming from none other than The Associated Press. In fact, this story comes with no small amount of irony: A fake news story about someone who wrote fake news.
A story reporting on the death of Phoenix resident Paul Horner, 38, a “leading purveyor of fake news in the 2016 presidential election,” the newswire service — out of journalistic laziness or Left-wing motivation — contained the following paragraphs:
Horner was known for writing false stories and disseminating internet hoaxes that often went viral on Facebook and hoodwinked thousands of people.
They included a story falsely claiming President Barack Obama was gay and a radical Muslim, and another saying protesters were being paid thousands of dollars to demonstrate at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies [emphasis added].
Let’s take the gay/Muslim claim first.
While there is no evidence whatsoever that Obama was gay, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that he was at the very least a Muslim sympathizer. Consider:
— According to some published accounts including this one, Obama has worn a gold ring on his wedding ring finger for more than three decades with the phrase in Arabic, which is said to be the first part of the Shahada, the Islamic proclamation of the oneness of God.
— Obama’s administration backed and otherwise supported the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization committed to opposing Western influence and values.
— This report says that while attending a Catholic school in Indonesia as a youth, his listed religion was “Islam” (See No. 4 in the accompanying graphic).
But while these pieces of ‘evidence’ may be anecdotal at best, Obama as president regularly deferred to Islamic interests over those of, say, Israeli interests in the dangerous, volatile Middle East, as the so-called “nuclear deal” with Iran, Israel’s arch-enemy, so aptly demonstrates. As Ben Shapiro writes at the National Review:
Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to undermine the state of Israel. He’s signed a treaty that enshrines an Iranian path to a nuclear weapon while funding their global terrorist activities to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. He’s repeatedly undercut Israel’s image on the world stage, labeling Israel a mere outgrowth of the Holocaust and suggesting that Israeli intransigence stands as the chief obstacle to peace.
As for the claim that protestors at Trump rallies were not paid, this is demonstrably false.
In March 2016, Fox News ran a story complete with pictorial proof that Alt-Left organizations were hiring protesters — in this case, paying them $15 an hour — in “temporary paid positions to protest Donald Trump Rally” in Wisconsin.
“We are seeking people to protest the Donald Trump rally in Janesville, WI,” the ad claimed. “We are willing to pay $15 an hour for a maximum of 4 hours for this service.” Later, the ad said, “We’ve already had one listing removed because of Trump supporters flagging it.”
Previously, Trump associate Roger Stone, writing at the Daily Caller news site, reported that the campaign of then-Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton and billionaire Leftist George Soros were “behind violent riots at Trump rallies,” not the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was at the time running against Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination. (Related: ROLLING STONE for sale after credibility collapse from publishing fake campus rape news to appease lying feminists.)
This free speech-busting goon squad operation is directed by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It is paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America. It’s also funded by reclusive billionaire Jonathan Lewis…
A march and demonstration against Trump at Trump Tower essentially fizzled [in early March 2016] when only 500 “protesters” of the promised 5000 showed up. Infiltrating the crowd, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement. Soap was definitely in short supply in this crowd. Several admitted answering a Craig’s list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.
Clearly, Trump protesters were being hired and paid specifically to show up at his rallies and cause trouble. The AP, however, would have you believe that’s “fake news.”
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.