Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, December 02, 2017

"Shocking Photo of DACA Recipients BURNING American Flag in Protest!" declared a September headline on the website Truthfeed. The article came a day after Donald Trump said he would halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. Trouble is, the image, which shows a few unidentified protesters holding Mexican flags amid the remnants of a burning Trump piñata, wasn't a DACA demonstration, nor does it show any burning flags. The picture had been taken 16 months earlier at an anti-Trump protest in California. It was a typical article for Truthfeed, a website with hidden financial backers that went online in April 2016 as Trump worked to finish off his challengers in the Republican primary.

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Despite having only two main writers, Truthfeed's articles were shared millions of times on Facebook -- about one-quarter the reach of the 750-person Washington Post newsroom -- by churning out stories and memes that support Trump and attack his adversaries.

"Does Ted Cruz Belong to a Radical Cult?" asked one of the site's first articles. Like the articles on dozens of other sites that emerged during the 2016 election, Truthfeed's range from the hyperpartisan ("Hillary's Latest Unhinged Rant Shows What a Sore Loser She Is") to outright falsehoods ("Chris Matthews Endorses Trump").

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From the people who whine about fake news. What a pathetic group of people.

#1 | Posted by rukiddin at 2017-12-02 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can fool some of the people all of the time. They are called Conservatives.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-03 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

SMDH @ alt-right traitor snowflakes!!!

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-12-03 06:10 PM | Reply

#1,2,3 From the same people who jumped for glee when ABC reported a major false story on Friday that was taken down and the reporter who put it out suspended.

#4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-12-04 10:46 AM | Reply

Everything posted in this article is regurgitated every few years to try to demonize one of the parties. Someone really needs to come out and create articles like this that make both parties look like --------, since they are.

#5 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-04 11:53 AM | Reply

"From the people who whine about fake news."

Haven't you figured it out yet?

It's pure DARVO, right out of Roy Cohn's playbook: Whatever you're doing, accuse the other side of doing it; loudly, repeatedly, and incessantly.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-04 11:56 AM | Reply

It's funny that this thread would be on this site to begin with.

#7 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-12-04 12:27 PM | Reply

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