Sunday, February 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Swedish Massacre Hoax: Trump Fake News In Action?

Given his open mistrust of the “dishonest mainstream media”, is Trump’s Swedish Massacre Hoax a sure sign that he’s already out of touch with reality? 

By: Ringo Bones

With the whole world still reeling after Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Hoax, people who are already questioning the sanity of President Trump may had earned credence of their claims with the recent “Swedish Massacre” tirade on Twitter as Trump tries to justify his anti-immigrant stance. The Swedish Massacre Hoax was apparently invented by Trump during a campaign-style rally of his supporters in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida. When former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt Tweeted: “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.” It wasn’t long that everyone realized that Trump’s “Swedish Massacre Hoax” is about as real as his presidency. 

President Trump’s bizarre nonexistent terror attack on Swedish soil may have been due to his rejection of other more reliable news media in preference to a conservative far-right news channel called Fox News, where the night before Trump’s Melbourne, Florida rally, he was watching a documentary made by a right-wing demagogue claiming that Swedish crime rates are on the rise because of the Swedish government relaxing its restrictions in accepting Syrian war refugees in 2015. But the truth is crime rates across Sweden had been in decline since 2005. Trump’s war on the “dishonest media” has unforeseen consequences indeed. By often referring to CNN and the BBC, amongst others, as “fake news”, it seems Trump has apparently lost all contact with reality this time. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Hoax: The Massacre That Never Was?

Given that it forms the bulk of her raison d’ĂȘtre of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Travel Ban”, is Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Hoax a triumph of President Trump’s obsession with so-called “Alternative Facts”?

By: Ringo Bones 

Looks like U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s obsession with so-called “Alternative Facts” had backfired when her former campaign manager and current Counselor Kellyanne Conway during a press interview defending his proposed “Travel Ban” – which is widely viewed as the notorious “Muslim Ban” – managed to create the so-called “Bowling Green Massacre Hoax”, which allegedly, according to Kellyanne Conway, is a result of a “slip-of-the-tongue”. Despite of this press interview faux-pas, is Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Hoax has a kernel of truth contained in it? 

Various small-town mom and pop bread-and-breakfast establishments in the United States deep-south region had been quick to exploit the “tourism potential” of Kellyanne Conway’s so-called Bowling Green Massacre incident, the truth is the origin of the now famous “journalistic hoax of 2017” that have since gone viral has a rather mundane origin. During Kellyanne Conway’s press interview in defense of U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s notorious “Muslim Ban”, Conway cites an incident of a supposed massacre perpetrated by a group of “radicalized Muslim-Americans” that happened in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

But the true origin of Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green Massacre Hoax” was the 2013 Justice Department announcing that it has sentenced two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, Kentucky to federal prison after they confessed to attacking U.S. soldiers in Iraq and assisting Al Qaeda in Iraq by sending money and weapons. In truth, the so-called bloody massacre that Kellyanne Conway cited as an example to defend U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s notorious “Travel Ban” during a press conference actually never happened. Unfortunately, the truth (or was it U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s so-called “Alternative Facts”?) is still powerless to stop unscrupulous tour operators exploiting Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Hoax even if their town is only coincidentally named Bowling Green - and not Bowling Green, Kentucky – for monetary gain. In truth, Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green Massacre” is about as real as Gene Roddenberry’s Sino-Indian War.