The liberal media widely reported that actor Jussie Smollett was a victim of a hate crime, when it subsequently appeared to have been a hoax; That a high school student wearing a pro-Trump Make America Great Again hat at the March for Life somehow acted improperly when he stood smiling while a stranger persistently beat a drum in his face;Calling the "Washington's Birthday" holiday the made-up name "Presidents' Day," which it never was under federal law; The deliberate manipulation of President Trump's live Oval Office broadcast by a local Fox affiliate editor/technician;The uncorroborated, obscene sexual allegation published by The New Yorker as part of the Kavanaugh smear; the panic reporting for several days prior to the 2018 Midterm elections that a dozen fake bombs mailed to prominent Democrats were real;The New York Times story that the investigation of President Trump began after James Comey was fired and not in the Spring of 2016. On the day documents were released verifying that the late Sen. John McCain was a major player in the coup plot against President Trump, the MSM reported Trump's reaction as if it were some petty vendetta related to McCain's POW status or McCain's vote to save Obamacare. Political fake news is designed to push an agenda, typically the liberal one. Non-political clickbait is designed to attract internet traffic, attention, or sales. Clickbait websites often lack known publishers hindering lawsuits against them for libel or slander. In many cases, clickbait websites resolve to IP addresses located outside the United States
After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were "putting themselves on a list."