Bezos WaPo Robots Blast Record Fake News at Trump on ObamaCage Crisis

Even though the Trump Boom made him the richest man in the history of the galaxy, Jeff Bezos’ blog, a/k/a the Washington Post, screeched a record amount of Fake News Wednesday on what I’m calling the ObamaCage Crisis. The name comes from Trump inheriting the children in the ObamaCage crisis from Obama.

Below I list the 23 stories on the crisis, or related to it, on WaPo’s Internet Front Page as of about 7:10 pm Pacific Time, June 20, 2018. I’ve provided the links to click for readers seeking extra amusement.

The links are to the original stories, except for the last three for videos whose links I could not copy. I listed the stories as they appeared online, from left to right and top to bottom. 

Each of the 23 stories is anti-Trump. Not one says something positive. Not one headline mentions the crime of child trafficking that happens under a policy of letting any illegal immigrant with children loose without thorough vetting.

Some of the descriptors from the headlines: reversal … miserable … embarrassing … surrender … tightrope … abandons … changed … ending … blowtorch … racial … tensions … repugnant … caves … embarrassing… sycophants … decency … eroded … torn … bad … condemnation … asylum … suing … separation … lingers … separated … defies … separated … immoral … threatens … separation … isolationism …cynical … hypocrite.

Maybe one of Bezos’ computer programmers ginned up an algorithm that churns this stuff out using random adjectives attached to whatever is the day’s top story like the 100,000 robots in Amazon warehouses.

I did not list several other WaPo stories on Trump on other issues – all negative. 

It’s amusing that some of the 23 stories are labeled “Perspective” and “Analysis,” even though all are extreme anti-Trump hit pieces. 

Also funny is Fake News Story No. 8: “The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy.” Notice how it combines two things: the “story” and the “policy.” What really happened is Trump, Congress and the country engaged in a weeklong discussion of what policy to adopt, culminating in Trump’s actually nebulous Executive Order. Isn’t that how democracy is supposed to work? What about the Post’s motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”?

Here are the 23 Fake News stories on Trump and the ObamaCage crisis:

1. Trump, in reversal, signs executive order to end family separations at border

2. The Fix: Trump makes life miserable for Republicans in Congress

3. Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families

4. Melania Trump urged her husband to end the border separation policy

5. El Salvador warns migrants against traveling to the U.S.

6. The Debrief: Cruz walks political tightrope as he criticizes separation policy but not Trump

7. Longtime GOP strategist abandons his party, calls for the election of Democrats

8. The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy

9. The Debrief – ‘A blowtorch to the tinder’: Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump’s presidency

10. RepugnantEditorial Board

11. Trump caves, embarrassing his sycophants again

12. Once again, our sense of decency has been eroded

13. Analysis: Trump torn: Is it better to get good press or bad?

14. Trump’s family-separation policy faces international condemnation from Pope Francis, Theresa May and others

15. Her 7-year-old was taken at the border as she sought asylum. Now she’s suing to get him back.

16. ‘She couldn’t let go of them, ever’: Trauma of separation lingers for children

17. Perspective – Families will no longer be separated at the border. But where are my clients’ kids?

18. Perspective – We’re ministers in Jeff Sessions’s church. His immigration stance defies our values.

19. Perspective – Separating children from their parents isn’t just immoral. It also threatens our national security.

20. Perspective – We are more than refugees. We are human beings with human stories.

21.Analyzing Kirstjen Nielsen’s defense of family separation

22.A brief history of isolationism in the United States

23.Opinion – Trump is a cynical hypocrite and his 

John Seiler

John Seiler

2 Responses

  1. George Bagby says:

    What rubbish! And these are the same people who complain that Americans like to read news items from Russia Today? One of the most persuasive arguments I heard in favor of voting for Trump was that a vote for Trump was a vote against the journalists and publishers that produce this kind of rubbish and denounce disagreement as “fake news.” Dr. Fleming, do you think the term “fake news” means anything valuable?

  2. Thomas Fleming says:

    I failed to correct the author line of this excellent piece, written by John Seiler. The trouble with redundant terms like “crooked politician” and “fake news” is that they imply there is such a thing as an honest pol or real news.