The Fake News Awards

Admit it, fake news has been an American tradition for a long time. Even as a teenager I realized that the news was less than honest. Of course I did not understand why at the time. As I matured, I have learned to recognize news that is fake. So it refreshing to have a leader that calls out fake news. Tomorrow President Trump is supposed to have his “Fake News Awards”. I look forward to the revelations.

With a preemptive strike I shall make my own list of fake news. Of course I expect to be totally outclassed tomorrow with presidential awards. The envelope please.

Second runner up, Hilary will win the election.

Pardon the sound of the buzzer. Simply a blatant self serving attempt of the fake news media to tell people how to think and act. In itself a somewhat effective tool. For I must admit that the spread was closer than I thought it would be. I have learned that as the population is just denser in some areas, they are more susceptible to fake news.

First runner up, The Ozone hole will destroy the earth.

Did you think I was going to leave science out of this? There is more to fake news than recent history. There were all sorts of predictions of calamity in the 80’s and 90’s on how the Ozone hole was going to give us all cancer and three headed babies. We would have to stop using refrigerant and change the formulation. The formulation changed and the problem went away, or did it? Actually NASA says it is no longer a problem. Sort of the prediction of the coming ice age that was made back in the 60’s is no longer a problem. So was the hole caused by refrigerant or volcano? I have no clue, however it fixed itself faster than expected. Like I said, fake news has a long history.

The winner of Bubba’s fake news awards is,

Saddam Hussein has the bomb.

This is one that I cannot let go of. After 9/11 my buddy Tim, the Libertarian that I dedicate this blog to debated for hours wether Saddam Hussein had the bomb. Tim, who was otherwise a brilliant and caring individual, was easily swayed by fake news. He believed Saddam had the bomb. I declared that it was a fake story to convince the public to go to war, for some unknown reason. Tim believed otherwise. Today, years later, most people believe that it was a fake story. Successful propaganda has obscured the reason for the story to most people. Invariably, there is a motivation and reason for fake news. Very sadly, at the time of the debate we did not know that my buddy, friend, and best man Tim himself would also be a victim of 9/11.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Fake News Awards

  1. The winner is! Back in the day whenever someone complained about the weather my grandmother used to say that the Russians control the weather. Must of been some sort of fake news back then. Nice Russian tie in too.

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