The headline is 100% fake news:
Trump has signaled to allies that the Secret Service will have to drag him from the White House kicking and screaming https://t.co/hGxPyyAHNs
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 6, 2020
We’ll save you a click, but there’s nothing in the article that backs this headline up:
The article cites zero sources (not even anonymous ones) to what’s referenced in the headline, but I guess “disinformation” is only a problem when it’s spread by Trump allies.
You should condemn “fake news” regardless of which side it tries to smear. https://t.co/k97lDUP8cM
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 7, 2020
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s ProPublica’s Dara Lind:
Am I missing something, or does nothing in the text of this post (the substance of which is aggregated from a CNN article) say anything close to this? https://t.co/T16FsXJ1ve
— Dara Lind (@DLind) November 6, 2020
It’s worse than irresponsible:
You are correct, it was an irresponsible headline.
— Ryan D. Enos (@RyanDEnos) November 7, 2020
It’s a damn lie:
This is, of course, a lie. https://t.co/ccoeOy8Scy
— Relax, I didn't vote for the guy you hate (@jtLOL) November 7, 2020
Enjoy those clicks, though:
That is not what the report referenced says at all, but them likes and RTs are ?. https://t.co/AakEER9M55
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 7, 2020
Libs, however, are 100% in favor of this fan-fiction:
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) November 6, 2020
having nervous breakdown to own the Libs.
pls proceed… https://t.co/c3cBKC66ze
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 7, 2020
One of the people sharing it is Biden campaign official Andrew Bates:
I mean… https://t.co/kgBRiiIJh7
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) November 6, 2020
You see, if Dems spread fake news it’s OK.