Daily Show Prep: Monday, March 13

How to detect ‘fake news’? South Bend forums designed to teach that skill | Education | southbendtribune.com

In an era when “fake news,” “alternative facts” and similar phrases are frequently used, how is a citizen to know what is fact and what is not?

Uh huh. I can see it now … ‘if it isn’t from a major media source, it’s fake news.’

Major media sources like the New York Daily News:

New York Daily News Reports President Trump was Golfing Yesterday – Except That He Wasn’t

The New York Daily News tweeted that President Trump was golfing yesterday for the 9th time in 7 weeks.  They showed a picture of the President on a golf course in their tweet.  The problem was that this was not accurate.


Yup, fake news from major media.

What about CNN and the New York Times? Always trustworthy major media outlets, right?

VERY FAKE NEWS: CNN Releases New Mike Brown Video at Convenience Store – Suggests It’s From Day of Shooting

The CNN announcer implies it is the same store at the same time, thereby implying that Brown never stole from the store. But it is clear this new video was taken at night and Michael Brown is wearing a backpack.

The New York Times also ran with this fake news story.

Yeah, I’m sure the numerous examples of fake news in major media will be discussed in the fake news workshops in South Bend. I’m just sure of it.

Ferguson: Protests Start Up Again [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

A protest took place outside Ferguson Market & Liquor on Sunday after footage was released of Michael Brown at the store exchanging a small bag for the box of cigarillos that previously released footage suggested he stole.

Greenpeace Is ‘Just Lying To Raise Money’ Says Forestry CEO | The Daily Caller

The CEO of Resolute Forest Products thinks his logging company is the target of an environmentalist campaign to rake in donations.

Hour 2

Restaurants Include Surcharge To Make Up For Labor Costs | The Daily Caller

As liberal activists and the “Fight for Fifteen” movement continues to press for an increased minimum wage, the restaurant industry is passing the cost on to consumers in some states.

Decades After Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program | The Daily Caller

In a tacit admission that criminals and scofflaws have had little trouble circumventing Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA) and the government’s confiscation effort, Australian officials have set a date for another firearms amnesty program. The program is set to begin in July and last for three months. Despite offering no compensation for surrendered firearms, government officials hope that the plan will net 260,000 of an estimated 600,000 illegally possessed guns.

Elkhart Comic Con exceeds all expectations in first year of event – 95.3 MNC

If you made it to the Elkhart Comic Con over the weekend, this isn’t exactly news to you, but it was a big success.

Hour 3

BREAKING: CBO Releases Cost of Obamacare Replacement Bill – Katie Pavlich

It is important to point the CBO overestimated coverage numbers when it scored Obamacare in 2010. CBO estimated Obamacare would cover 24 million people, yet current numbers sit at just 11 million.

Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce – The Washington Post

President Trump’s budget proposal this week would shake the federal government to its core if enacted, culling back numerous programs and expediting a historic contraction of the federal workforce.

Love the fear-mongering for the first part of this article, the video, and graphic. Then in paragraph six, they say it may not be that impactful since departments can choose how cuts are implemented.

Fox News reporter denies he assaulted Gateway Pundit correspondent – Business Insider

Decker said in a statement provided to Business Insider that he had a “conversation with a representative from the online publication Gateway Pundit” but that at no time did he get physical with him.

So … Jon Decker denies, but Buzzfeed witnessed the altercation.

Hmmm …

Lucian Wintrich: I Was Assaulted in White House Press Room – Here Is My Report

I took a few steps back, at which point he began asking, “Who is Pepe?” I told him that it was simply an internet meme, but that I really needed to use the restroom. When I attempted to inch past him, he physically shoved me. When I exited the men’s room, he was waiting outside, and stalked me into the briefing room.