Tonight, 60 Minutes did a segment on “fake news” featuring an interview with Michael Cernovich, but before we get into that, let’s take a look back at 60 Minutes’ reporting on the Iraq War. The ultimate “fake news” story of a generation.
As you watch a few minutes of this report from April of 2003, think of the rise of ISIS we face today and the displacement and death faced by Christians and other minority groups in the region. Remember, Saddam—while no boy scout—was a secular leader who allowed Christians to serve in his administration.
February 2003: * Introducing an interview with Colin Powell on 60 Minutes, Dan Rather treats Powell’s allegations as fact: “Holding a vial of anthrax-like powder, Powell said Saddam might have tens of thousands of liters of anthrax. He showed how Iraqi jets could spray that anthrax and how mobile laboratories are being used to concoct new weapons.”
You can watch the 60 Minutes segment on Michael Cernovich here.
It’s like some kind of avant-garde theater watching the 60 Minutes Ken doll journalist attempting to discredit Mr. Cernovich.
Here’s how I see it. The mainstream media created Cernovich. They are full of political bias and B.S. and so is Cernovich. He’s just holding up a mirror to their establishment narrative and filling the void created when they avoid certain stories. The only difference I see is, so far, Mr. Cernovich doesn’t have any blood on his hands.
Of course, 60 Minutes brought up “Spirit Cooking” and questions about Hillary’s health as examples of Mr. Cernovich spreading “fake news.”
Cernovich has become “a magnet for readers with a taste for stories with no basis in fact.” Cernovich’s online articles include a bogus report that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease and a fake sex cult story about Hillary Clinton’s “inner circle.”
These stories have legs because the MSM won’t touch them. While 99% of what you read about these issues may be fake, just look up “Laura Silsby and child trafficking,” and ask yourself a few questions.
What if Donald Trump had protected a person accused of child trafficking? Would the MSM have ignored that story? What if Donald Trump and/or his circle associated with a performance artist like Mariana Abramovic? I have a sneaky suspicion that they wouldn’t ignore her cult-like behavior.